Mobile device workshop: Mobile devices in health care

Mobile devices in health care are improving access to electronic health record (EHR) systems and other clinical software applications, which has more and more health care organizations turning to mobile devices. While smart mobile devices are easier to transport than the traditional computers on wheels, they also present numerous networking and security management challenges. This mobile device workshop will examine the use of mobile devices in health care, including the policies necessary for mobile device security and the technical requirements of a mobile device rollout.


  Introductory Video: The use of mobile devices in health care

Physicians are increasingly using smartphones, tablet PCs, such as the iPad, and other mobile devices in health care settings to gather information, view and update patient records, fill prescriptions and even email patients. This video provides an introduction to the types of mobile devices that are being used in today's health care settings and the types of applications that run on those devices. 

  Webcast: Managing and securing mobile devices in health care settings

Due to the sensitive nature of patient data -- and the potential for hefty fines if that data is lost -- securing mobile devices in health care settings is imperative. In this expert webcast, Lisa Phifer provides network managers with strategies for managing and securing the smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices in health care organizations, touching on topics such as mobile device encryption and access control.


 Article: Meeting technical requirements for deploying mobile devices in health care settings

IT departments deploying mobile health care solutions must ensure that using mobile devices in health care settings doesn't violate federal laws or compromise security. This feature article explains why mobile device selection should be based on your ability to secure the devices, and on how well the device interacts with your existing network infrastructure.

Read more about deploying mobile devices in health care settings.


Quiz: How well do you know health care mobile computing strategies?

This quiz tests what you know about managing mobile devices in a health care environment. Answer these questions correctly and your organization will be on its way to ensuring that these devices are used effectively and in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Take the quiz

This was first published in July 2011

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