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A Spyglass Consulting Group Health Care Study

“Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) Initiatives Enable Clinical Transformation by Gregg Malkary, Managing Director, SPYGLASS Consulting Group Sponsored by

Spyglass Consulting Group
Spyglass Consulting Group

Gregg Malkary, Managing Director Menlo Park, CA (650) 575-9682 gmalkary@spyglass-consulting.com

“Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) Initiatives Enable Clinical Transformation – August 2012

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“Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) Initiatives Enable Clinical Transformation ....................................1 Physicians are Eager to Use Mobile Solutions at the Point of Care ..................................................1 Hospital IT Faces Significant Challenges to Support Mobile Solutions ............................................2 Hospital IT Requires Next-Generation Networking Management Solutions to Support BYOD ........3 Customer Story: Henry Ford Health System ......................................................................................5 Customer Story: Western Maryland Regional Medical Center .........................................................6 Conclusion .........................................................................................................................................7 For Additional Information ..................................................................................................................7

“Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) Initiatives Enable Clinical Transformation – August 2012

“Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) Initiatives EnableClinicalTransformation “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) Initiatives Enable Clinical Transformation Hospital IT organizations nationwide are starting to deploy BYOD initiatives that allow hospital-based and affiliated physicians to use their personal mobile devices on the hospital’s wireless local area network (WLAN) to access patient information regardless of their physical location. When successfully deployed, BYOD initiatives have the ability to transform clinical workflows by: • Improvingphysicianaccesstoinformation Enhancingcommunication,collaborationandcarecoordination Streamlininginterdisciplinaryworkflowprocesses Increasingphysician,patientandguestsatisfaction This white paper will identify the opportunities and challenges for physician BYOD solutions within a healthcare setting and explore how next generation network management solutions can support the secure deployment, management and monitoring for a wide range of Wi-Fi-enabled devices across the organization.

Physicians are Eager to Use Mobile Solutions at the Point of Care Physiciansaremobileprofessionals.Therearemorethan954,000physiciansintheUnitedStatesthatcontrolmorethan80percentofthenation’s healthcare spending through the delivery of patient services and referrals1. They are mobile professionals constantly on the go as they travel between their offices, clinics and the corridors of affiliated hospitals. They have a constant need to access clinical information and communicate with colleagues, care team members, patients and their families. Physiciansarewidelyembracingmobilesolutions.Smartphones,laptopcomputersandnextgenerationtabletsareincreasinglyusedbyphysiciansto supporttheirdailyworkflows.Solutionadoptionisbeingdrivenbytheavailabilityofinnovativeconsumer-orientedtechnologiesthatareinexpensive, lightweight, easy-to-use and capable of leveraging cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity. Physicians are using mobile solutions for communications, managing personal information (contacts, calendar), surfing the Internet, consuming personal content (news, information and entertainment) and location-based services. Mobile applications are integrated with the device and are also available for free or at a nominal charge through cloud-based application stores. Physicians want to use mobile solutions at the point of...
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