Right now, businesses are struggling with the consumerization of IT, or BYOD (bring your own device) as many have taken to calling it. Basically, it’s the introduction of consumer gadgets like the iPad and Android smartphones into a company’s technology mix.
It can cause problems like corporate data residing on a personally-owned phone that your kids use to play Angry Birds on. But it also presents a big opportunity.
Electronic Medical Records (EMR) applications were far and away the most often supported applications on mobile devices, with 60 percent of respondents saying their organizations do so. EMR was followed by picture archiving and communication systems (PACS), Secure Messaging, and Voice over IP (VoIP), each in the 30 percent range.
Anther highlight is this finding: 85 percent support their physicians’ and staffs’ use of personal devices at work. And 83 percent support the use of Apple iPads on the network. iOS support is billed as a “top priority” for healthcare organizations.
Go paperless healthcare!