According to a new report by the mobile health division of the Health Information and Management Systems Society (mHIMSS), the 2011 mHIMSS Mobile Technology Survey, many healthcare organizations lack mobile security policies.
Mobile devices are being used on a widespread basis to access health information; 97% of healthcare organizations access data on mobile devices. Despite this nearly universal access, only 38% have a mobile technology policy in place. Of those without a plan in place, half are developing their policies.
There are many ways that healthcare organizations are using their mobile devices, including:
Our own Tim Williams shared with Beckers Hospital Review some best practices for managing mobile devices in healthcare organizations: