Infographic: Mobile Technologies in Healthcare

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To be clear, we are not in the mobile (or even wireless) healthcare market, but the IT security trends exemplified within it cross boundaries into related trends of other market segments.

I hope you find the infographic interesting and useful.

Summary post by Fred Donovan in FierceMobileIT.

Emphasis in red added by me.

Brian Wood, VP Marketing


Infographic: Mobile policies fail to keep pace with device use in healthcare

Doctors are increasingly using mobile devices to provide patient care, yet many healthcare organizations do not have a mobile technology policy in place, according to a recent survey by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

A full 83 percent of 170 healthcare organizations surveyed by HIMSS Analytics said their physicians use mobile technology to provide patient care.

Forty-one percent said they do not yet have a mobile technology plan in place to govern use of the mobile devices.

Respondents identify improved access to patient information and the ability to view data from a remote location as key benefits to mobile technology use at their organizations. Most leverage mobile technology for pharmacy management, such as medication reminders.

To secure information on mobile devices, passwords–one of the least effective security techniques–are most widely used at healthcare organizations, according to the survey.


Check out the full-size HIMSS infographic with survey results here.