Healthcare News & Insights

BYOD security risks: Strategies to protect your hospital

Your hospital’s biggest security threat isn’t likely to come from outside hackers, but rather internally from your clinical staff. That’s especially true if your hospital allows staff to access email and internal servers through their personal smartphones or tablets under a bring your own device (BYOD) policy.

iPhone 5s expands possibilities for mobile health apps

Demand is growing for mobile health apps and other tools patients can use to manage their own care. And a feature in the iPhone 5s could lead to the development of even more of those apps. 

Most patients forget medication – how mobile apps can help

As smartphones and tablets become more popular, a new report shows the potential those devices have for improving health care. 

Mobile health apps create privacy risk, study says

Patients want to use smartphones and tablets to help manage their own health. However, a lot of popular mobile health apps create privacy and other risks. 

Patients want health care on their smartphones

Health IT isn’t just giving hospitals more ways to use technology to treat patients. Patients are also interested in using tech tools to manage their own care. 

One key lesson for BYOD programs in health care

Along with nearly every other industry, more hospitals and other healthcare providers are letting employees bring in their own personal mobile devices. That’s creating several new risks for those organizations. 

3 BYOD horror stories healthcare providers can learn from

More healthcare providers are allowing doctors, nurses and other employees to use their own personal smartphones, tablets and other devices. While that may be great for productivity and patient care, it can create new risks, as shown by these three real-life BYOD horror stories. 

One tool doctors want but aren’t getting support for

More doctors are turning to mobile devices and online tools for their work. Is your health IT department supporting all the tools doctors want and need? 

5 critical mobile security features for smartphones and tablets in health care

Doctors, nurses and other employee are bringing personal mobile devices to work at healthcare organizations. Here are five critical mobile security features IT should require before those gadgets access any sensitive data. 

Survey: Most businesses don’t protect against mobile security threats

Most organizations are starting to use smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, and health care providers are no different. Unfortunately, mobile security practices haven’t kept pace.