Mobile devices boost digital transformation in healthcare, but security issues remain

Many industries are grappling with how to digitize their services, and healthcare is no different. Hospitals have turned to electronic medical records (EMR) and electronic health records (EHR) in recent years to streamline communication between doctors and improve the patient experience. Google and Windows have offered their services to hospitals, and Apple recently added a health records app to their new iOS that is compatible with more than 40 different health systems.

A new survey of 600 healthcare IT managers from Jamf conducted by Vanson Bourne found that 90% were implementing or considering a mobile device initiative, and 96% of those who already had said the plans had a noticeably positive impact on the experience of their patients. Despite hailing mobile device initiatives as the wave of the future, most of those surveyed also expressed worry about the safety and security of the devices.

Read more about the findings of the new Jamf survey on TechRepublic.

 

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