|In many ways, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) sounds good to healthcare leaders. It can improve productivity, optimize practitioners' time and even reduce capital expenditures. But there's a flip side to BYOD that often sends shudders down the spines of healthcare IT executives and hospital administrators: As BYOD usage increases, so can security vulnerabilities.
Research studies reveal some startling statistics about the risk healthcare organizations face when implementing BYOD programs.
Consider these data points:
These risks may seem daunting, however, advancements in planning and technology are enabling healthcare organizations to deploy secure, HIPAA compliant BYOD initiatives that simplify and improve patient care while safeguarding PHI.
Securing Health Data in a BYOD World
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