Shared mobile devices in healthcare

Opportunities, trends, and security challenges

Forward-looking organizations are turning to a new generation of mobile security solutions to safeguard healthcare applications and data without impeding clinician productivity. This new class of user authentication solutions let hospitals and healthcare systems take full advantage of all the benefits of mobile technology without impairing workflows, compromising IT systems, or exposing protected health information (PHI).

This paper reviews mobile healthcare opportunities and trends, explains some of the challenges mobile technology presents for IT and security teams, and describes the barriers and risks associated with traditional approaches to authenticating mobile device users. It summarizes the capabilities and benefits of a next-generation mobile authentication solution, and explains how Imprivata Mobile Device Access enables fast, secure access to clinical mobile devices and applications.

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