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BYOD in hospitals: What you need to know

September 28, 2017

Personal mobile devices in hospitals present a problem for many executives. Although there are many potential security risks, staff increasingly want to use their own smartphones, tablets and laptops for work purposes.

The concept of BYOD, or bring-your-own-device, has gained traction in many hospitals. Here’s where other hospitals stand, according to Spok’s recent survey of 350 healthcare providers.

Who’s using BYOD

Up from 58% in 2016, 71% of respondents said some form of BYOD is allowed in their hospitals. For those who aren’t allowed to use their own devices, 41% of nurses and 63% of physicians say they use personal devices for work anyway.

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