More doctors are embracing Smartphones, but are they secure?

Posted: March 11, 2010 in Rethink Remote Access

Nearly 64 percent of healthcare professionals are using Smartphones and more than 100,000 physicians are actively using medical applications as reference guides and platforms to input patient data.  Ddoctors can enter lab results and prescribe medication via an ePrescibing application.  As more doctors and healthcare professionals use handheld devices for functions like this, it is important for hospital IT departments to secure and manage these devices.  According to MedPage Today, smartphones have gained huge popularity among these healthcare professionals because of the functionality and ease of use.  As smartphones prove to be the preferred device, hospitals need to rethink their network’s current infrastructure and support a variety of devices, rather than just a hospital authorized device.

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