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BI&T September/October 2014 IssueAs digital connectivity becomes more common, so do the discussions about how mobile technology fits into our nation’s healthcare facilities. Physicians, nurses, and other healthcare workers are bringing their personal smartphones and tablets to work and using them to stay in touch with home and one another.

While the benefits of the “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) trend in healthcare may include increased communication and better workflow, the privacy and security risks raise the stakes.

Our cover article “Left to Their Own Devices: How Healthcare Organizations Are Tackling the BYOD Trend" discusses the associated risks and benefits, as well as the reasons behind the trend.

“Whether they like it or not, hospitals are being forced to respond to this trend with new policies, greater security, and expanded bandwidth. The trend is challenging hospitals to manage the risks effectively and take full advantage of potential benefits, and promises to fundamentally change the way networks are managed in healthcare facilities,” the article says.

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