BYOD in Healthcare
Does your organization have a BYOD policy? Bring your own device (BYOD) is a trend that is used in several different industries, including healthcare. A decade ago, few could imagine a hospital that allowed a nurse to pull out her personal smartphone in a patient’s room or a doctor that communicated with care teams over text messages.
Take a look at a few of our white papers from our Resources page to learn more about BYOD, and how devices with secure messaging apps can be part of an organization’s strategy to reduce alarm fatigue:
The numbers imply that employees are more productive when working from their own devices. Plus, allowing the use of personal devices saves your healthcare organization a large sum of money. By putting forward-thinking protections in place, BYOD can be a win-win for your administration and your employees.
The convenience of BYOD allows healthcare teams to use their own device, which means the user is more comfortable with the device and the functionality, resulting in a more efficient communication experience. In comparison, pager technology is outdated, clunky, and they aren’t as flexible in terms of ease-of-use.
Alarm fatigue and false alarms are frustrating for care providers. However, care teams can help ease fatigue by including a HIPAA-compliant, secure messaging app as part of their strategy to combat false alarms.