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Mobile Device Management (MDM) In The Healthcare Industry - Best Practices Guide

Source: MaaS360 by Fiberlink, an IBM company

This white paper from MaaS360 by Fiberlink covers some best practices for mobile device management (MDM) in the healthcare industry. There has been rapid growth of personal device ownership and usage in the enterprise and businesses are facing the critical challenge of how to fully provision, manage, and secure mobile devices connecting to their network.

The growing popularity of mobile devices like smartphones and tablets along with the traditional computing technology like desktops and laptops have caused businesses to seek a single solution to manage every device in one place. Healthcare has been slowed down in the advancement of mobile device usage because of their requirements to comply with the HIPAA and HITECH requirements.

The first best practice is to have a realistic policy. Businesses must realize they will need to support multiple device platforms in a single window and that these devices will be both personal and corporate owned. Many organizations already have policies set up for a current BlackBerry system or have a few iPhones connected to Microsoft Exchange Server or Lotus Notes with an ActiveSync protocol and these early initiatives will help with policy creation.

Creating a way to allow these devices to be used can also be a major cost savings, as employees will be paying for their own mobile devices.

Download this white paper below to read 11 best practices for Mobile Device Management (MDM) in the Healthcare industry.

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