A major U.S.-based healthcare organization is the premier provider of patient care with more than 50 affiliated healthcare and trauma centers. Its physicians and nurses were using a combination of handhelds and pagers to manage day-to-day activities. They routinely handle confidential patient information, procedures, diagnoses, etc.
The organization wanted to leverage smart mobile device technology for better patient care, improved operational efficiency and to ensure adherence to stringent government regulatory standards. The organization wanted to move towards “untethered clinical computing” using smart devices.
For the CIO, mobile security stood out among the top concerns as a key hindrance to adopting newer smart mobile technology:
Data security – Protecting confidential patient information is mandatory.
Mobile healthcare – The increasing demand for healthcare anywhere also is introducing Apps that help workers do their jobs better and more efficiently.
Regulatory compliance – The wireless exchange of healthcare information must meet stringent regulatory standards, including HIPAA HITECH requirements.
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