Guest Column | May 29, 2013

The BYOD Rx

John Pironti, President of IP Archite

By John Pironti, President of IP Architects & Frank Andrus, CTO of Bradford Networks

Healthcare organizations have typically been ahead of the curve when it comes to incorporating new technologies into their organizations.  They look for new solutions to reduce costs and improve productivity and security.  Technology can in fact save lives.

That’s why a “Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)” approach to mobile devices and technologies and healthcare is seemingly a perfect match.  By allowing access to a healthcare organization’s network and data assets using personal devices, BYOD helps improve the productivity of healthcare professionals while lowering technology operation and support costs of the healthcare organization.

So what’s keeping every healthcare organization from enacting full-fledged BYOD programs? Information risk and security, privacy and compliance concerns primarily.

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