The Answer to BYOD?
As the number of mobile computing devices in
health organizations grows, so does the need for comprehensive
and centralized management of the devices.
By Joseph Goedert
Not so long ago, personal digital assistant devices—Black- berries and Palms—started coming into hospitals and physician practices. And the devices weren’t being used just for personal information, but professional as well. Skip to late 2010, just a little more than two years ago, when mature smartphones and early iPads and other
small tablet devices really started to explode in popularity and functionality. As the mobile market grew, the devices quickly became status symbols,
particularly in the physician community, says Ojas Rege, vice president of
strategy at mobile security vendor MobileIron, Mountain View, Calif. Health
care organizations had a variety of devices coming into their facilities. Secu-