Archive for November 18th, 2013

Why American Healthcare Needs Better Mobile Device Management

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Modern telecommunications technology is quickly finding a home in hospitals. This revolution, know as “Health 2.0″, was spurred on by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health, HITECH, Act of 2009. The goal of Health 2.0 is to bring about improved organization and easier sharing of important health documents, and bring better healthcare to all Americans.

Hospitals, like 62% of all American businesses, according to ZDNet, are increasingly implementing a bring your own device, BYOD, policy that will allow healthcare workers to disseminate important information among themselves in a way that is both easy and affordable. The problem? As Forbes writes, with BYOD policies come problems with smartphone safety, like iPhone security issues, that could leave hospitals open to HIPAA non-c

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