Most Healthcare Organizations Provide Mobile Devices to Staff

The majority of healthcare organizations provide mobile devices to caregiving staff, including physicians and nurses, according to survey results from Jamf.

While many provide mobile devices, more than a quarter of healthcare IT decision makers are not confident in their organization’s mobile device management (MDM) solution, as noted by the “A Pulse on Mobility in Healthcare” report.

“Adoption of mobile devices like iPad by hospitals and clinics is revolutionizing how providers offer care and interact with patients. But a key piece of the equation is implementing the right MDM solution and strategy,” said Dave Alampi, vice president, product management and marketing, Jamf. “Combining mobile devices with a robust mobile device management technology, healthcare organizations can efficiently, consistently and securely deploy, manage and wipe devices.”

Thirty-two percent of survey respondents plan to expand mobile device use to patients receiving outpatient care over the next two years. But a lack of confidence remains, as those surveyed identified security (83%), data privacy (77%) and inappropriate employee use (49%) as top concerns in managing staff mobile devices.

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