Small white notepads, massive X-ray readouts and clunky charts are fast becoming a thing of the past as many healthcare institutions embrace the BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device, phenomenon. Doctors and nurses input vitals into an iPad or check their patient’s lab results after hours on their smartphone. In several cases, physicians and hospital employees use three, four or even five devices, which can quickly become a logistical nightmare for the facility''s IT department. Learn about the inherent risks of a BYOD policy in the healthcare industry. In addition on how to keep patients’ records safe while providing doctors and nurses the convenience of technology.
BYOD in a Healthcare Setting
There's no denying the inherent pros of implementing a BYOD system in any industry, including healthcare. Several studies have pointed out that employees, including doctors, nurses and other peripheral staff, feel more comfortable with their personal devices. This is increasing productivity and overall patient satisfaction. As technology becomes more of a necessity than a curiosity, it''s the job of a well-staffed and trained IT department to secure the vast network of patient files and mobile devices.