BACKGROUND IMAGE: iSTOCK/GETTY IMAGES

Guide: BYOD, app security and other mHealth trends

Last updated:September 2013

Editor's note

Mobile connectivity for both patients and physicians has grown in importance in recent years. Healthcare providers are trying to keep up with these changes and other mHealth trends to support their patients and employees, and to ensure the safety of critical data.

This goal is complicated by the availability of different operating systems and the ever-increasing number of mHealth applications. This guide covers the ways providers are attempting to allow for the safe use of mobile devices and applications through mobile device management (MDM) and bring your own device (BYOD) policies.

1Managing mobile devices and BYOD

A BYOD policy is required in today's mobile world. It's no easy task to support all the devices and mHealth apps that can access patient data. MDM is one approach taken by today's providers to ensure their data is protected from internal and external threats.

2Securing mobile devices and apps

Physicians' work is easier when the number of mobile devices they have to use is limited. This means hospitals will usually need to allow and support the use of personal mobile devices in the workplace. This section covers how care facilities should approach the task of mobile devices and applications.

3BYOD and mHealth security quiz

Take this quiz to gauge your knowledge of current mHealth security and BYOD trends.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchCompliance

SearchCIO

SearchCloudComputing

SearchMobileComputing

SearchSecurity

SearchStorage

Close