Bring your own device (BYOD)

The benefits of BYOD secure communications

 

Roughly 53 million Americans employed full-time own smartphones and 90 percent of them use those phones for work. According to a recent study:

  • 88.6 percent of healthcare employees use their smartphones for work.
  • 59 percent don’t password protect those smartphones.
  • 53 percent connect to unsecured wireless networks on them.
  • 52 percent disable Bluetooth discoverable mode.

With the ever-advancing sophistication and proliferation of mobile devices, comes ever-increasing discussion about the pros and cons of bring your own device (BYOD) policies in healthcare.

From reduced technology expenditures to increased satisfaction and adoption, there are clear cost and convenience arguments for BYOD. However, when clinicians and staff use personal mobile devices to access PHI, patient identifiers and other sensitive information, data security and patient privacy can be compromised. Mastering the security/expediency-balancing act calls for a secure communications platform.

 

Improve productivity, coordinate care, and protect PHI with BYOD secure communications

 

BYOD secure messaging helps your organization improve provider productivity by:

  • Giving providers the flexibility to use the most convenient devices for their workflow.
  • Eliminating inefficient workflows caused by outdated pager technologies, improving provider satisfaction with a protected, easy to use secure messaging platform.
  • Increasing staff responsiveness with group messaging and acknowledgement receipts to providers, no matter where they are.

BYOD secure communications helps your organization coordinate care by:

  • Supporting communication across any desktop, tablet, or mobile device.
  • Enabling providers to communicate efficiently and securely across the entire continuum of care.
  • Providing, easy real-time access to patient information at the bedside.
  • Enabling providers to communicate with group messaging across care teams and sites

A secure BYOD communications strategy helps your organization protect PHI by:

  • Providing HIPAA compliant messaging while enabling your providers to communicate securely from personal or corporate-owned devices
  • Replacing pagers with a solution that can deliver lab results, EKGs, wound photos, and other patient information easily and securely across care teams and organizations.
  • Eliminate breaches by limiting PHI access to involved providers