History[ edit ] The term was initially used by a VoIP service provider BroadVoice  in initially for AstriCon, but then continued as a core part of the business model with a service allowing businesses to bring their own device for a more open service provider model. The term BYOD then entered common use incourtesy of Intel when it recognized an increasing tendency among its employees to bring their own devices i. BYOD has been characterized as a feature of the "consumer enterprise" in which enterprises blend with consumers.
Thinkstock While BYOD was thought to have begun around the same time that patients started bringing their smartphones into the hospital, its relevance is driven by doctors who have their own preference for devices.
Paper and pagers were the order of the day for communicating and accessing information. Now, mobile devices are commonplace, in many places the standard. And health system executives and IT departments are grappling with the challenges of controlling them.
So having the physician on the medical staff or an employee use their own device can provide access to mobile tools to people who might otherwise not be able to benefit from mobile tools. In the latter instance, health systems partnered with vendors to put an enterprise device in the hands of everyone on the campus who needs one.
Such devices allow for specific functions, such as communications, data access and sharing and perhaps barcode scanning. In fact, a study published in the Journal of Hospital Librarianship estimated that 85 percent of healthcare professionals were bringing their own devices to work. A study published in the Journal of Hospital Librarianship estimated that 85 percent of healthcare professionals were bringing their own devices to work.
This, of course, created issues with privacy and security. A doctor with his own smartphone might be discussing patient information with a colleague one moment — a clear HIPAA red flag — and checking his Facebook page or discussing dinner plans with his partner the next. In extreme cases, a doctor might even snap a quick photo of a curious rash or wound to share with a colleague or specialist, then have that photo saved in a queue alongside family photos.
The result was a nightmare for IT departments, and a headache for health system executives looking to protect data, improve care coordination via mobile devices and keep staff and patients happy.
Many a C-suite executive has stories of doctors and nurses designing work-arounds that bypass safety and security protocols, or simply using their devices in defiance of HIPAA standards. They set up cloud-based data storage, and created a network for mobile device apps and functions that could operate within that network.
They then built a wall around that network, and established security protocols for mobile devices to access that network. As mobile devices and mHealth platforms proliferate, many health systems are taking a new approach to BYOD. And a maintenance person or staff member in the cafeteria or laundry could access certain services while being steered clear of other portals.
In some cases, health systems are creating virtual sandboxes that can be installed on a mobile device, segmenting apps that deal with patient data so that they require extra authentication to access.
Those apps can also be wiped clean in the event the device is lost or stolen or the user changes jobs.
All sensitive information is stored in a secure, cloud-based repository, and that data does not rest on any device — enterprise or private. No longer does BYOD relate to just the smartphone, laptop or tablet.
With the Internet of Things IoT sitting on the doorstep — literally — health and wellness data can now be captured, measured and shared from wearables, home-based devices, enhanced appliances, beds, chairs, toilets, showers, even vehicles and structures.
This is especially true as billions of things begin transporting data. Likewise, a growing number of connected devices and wearables are generating medical-grade data, independent of any interference from the user.
That data already has value to the clinician, if it can be integrated with health records. So as the BYOD phenomenon evolves, health systems today and in the future must tailor their strategies to accept and protect data.Jul 13, · The global market for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is expected to reach $ billion by BYOD policies can be a great way to increase .
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BYOD White Paper. Device Landscape. According to a recent Gartner Press Release, “With increased smartphone and tablet sales to consumers, a plethora of these mobile consumer devices, are invading the enterprise in a short period of time.
The Impact of BYOD on Healthcare Providers and Hospitals The proliferation of laptops, tablets, phablets and especially smartphones has given rise to the BYOD — Bring Your Own Device — strategy.
4 | Insights on governance, risk and compliance September With the issues of risk profile, usage and geography to consider, an organization can begin to define the BYOD risks and what impact . Aug 12, · By Danie D. Taylor Individually, the concepts of “bring your own device” (BYOD) versus “choose your own device” (CYOD) don’t seem contrary.
But when it .