The survey shows that in order to fully embrace wireless connectivity for patients, guests, and clinically-owned devices at the point of care, healthcare IT must have a way to enforce mobile device management and location-based access policies. Survey findings shows that 32% of hospitals are not using technology to enforce their BYOD policies. There are unique risks involved with BYOD in healthcare including the fact that if a BYOD program is implemented improperly, the errors can be costly because the HITECH Act enforces HIPAA rules which will increase financial penalties for violations and breaches in patient data security. Survey findings state that 32% of hospitals are still not using an identity and access management solution which includes integration to mobile device management.
The following infographic created by Enterasys Networks shown below highlights the importance of wireless coverage that successfully meet regulations that will financially benefit healthcare organizations.