The rise of BYOD in hospitals
In the coming year, bring your own device (BYOD) will likely continue to become increasingly popular among a variety of industries. Enterprise executives will need to procure unified communications (UC) solutions to ensure that all collaboration tools are used in the most efficient and productive fashion possible.
A recent eWEEK report explained that nurses and the medical sector at large will be seeing a substantial uptick in BYOD prevalence in 2013. According to the news provider, one study conducted by Spyglass Consulting Group found that 69 percent of hospitals already allow nurses to use their personal devices while at work.
However, there were drastic differences between certain types of hospitals, with 95 percent of interviewees who worked in acute care environments saying their hospitals do not support personal device use in the office place. The source added that 2012 saw a 30 percent increase in the number of clinicians using mobile devices for patient data collection and analysis, while this trend is expected to intensify in the coming years.
With the right UC solutions in place, especially those procured through the single-vendor model, hospitals will be better equipped to support BYOD and other mobile trends.