Bring–Your–Own–Device (BYOD) in Healthcare

Make it Work for you!

Whether using an iPad to access a patient's X-ray at the bedside or to quickly retrieve healthcare data on the go, healthcare professionals increasingly rely on their mobile devices. Healthcare has become one of the main adopters of iPads and other mobile devices in the workplace and is using BYOD to its advantage.

Why BYOD?

BYOD increases employee satisfaction and productivity by allowing workers to use the devices they are most comfortable with when in the office and on the go. BYOD also allows Healthcare organizations to reduce hardware and mobile costs by leveraging both employee-owned devices and IT technologies that are designed to lower IT support and overhead.

BYOD Challenges

BYOD challenges exist especially in the areas of security, compliance and IT management. If not handled correctly, allowing an employee to connect their personal devices to a hospital or other healthcare network can expose sensitive data, in violation of HIPAA rules. In addition, the every-increasing variety of end user devices requiring support can be overwhelming to IT staff.

Use Ericom's BYOD Access Solutions to deliver remote desktops and applications to any user device, anywhere. Improve access security and compliance with HIPAA policies, speed up the implementation of Electronic Health Records (EHR), and reduce IT support costs.

Each organization's BYOD requirements and goals are different. Some hospitals seek to limit BYOD to doctors or other healthcare professionals who need “anywhere” access to medical files or to request blood tests; others want to implement BYOD for the entire workforce.

Leverage the flexibility of Ericom's portfolio of products. Build the right BYOD solution for you—one that addresses security, compliance and manageability issues that come into play when supporting a variety of devices.

Solutions for BYOD include:

  • Ericom AccessNow HTML5 RDP Client — One of the main challenges of BYOD is the wide variety of devices that IT staff must manage. AccessNow enables employees to run MS Office and other Windows or healthcare applications through HTML5 browsers, from anywhere, using any device. There's no client software to install, which minimizes the intervention required by IT staff.
    More About Ericom AccessNow | 30-day Free Download

  • Ericom AccessToGo Mobile RDP client — AccessToGo is a native RDP client for iPads, iPhones, and Android devices. It works in both managed and unmanaged environments. Use AccessToGo as a standard or accelerated RDP client for remote access only, or in conjunction with a connection broker to centrally manage and control access to remote applications and remote desktops.
    More About AccessToGo for iOS | More About AccessToGo for Android

  • PowerTerm WebConnect (the Alternative to Citrix) — the premium solution for organizations that want more control of BYOD. PowerTerm WebConnect provides secure, managed and accelerated access from hospitals, clinics and any remote location, to text or graphics-rich Windows applications and to Windows desktops. These may be hosted on Terminal Services / RDS / VDI platforms, physical desktops and the Web. For IT staff, the central-point of administration helps to reduce the costs and complexities of managing and supporting desktops and other devices.
    More About Ericom PowerTerm WebConnect | 30-day Free Download

All of Ericom's solutions include Ericom Secure Gateway, enabling external users to securely connect to internal resources without requiring a VPN.

Ericom's suite of solutions helps you address your concerns with BYOD, so you can empower your employees while minimizing the burden on your IT staff and enhancing security.






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Customer Quote

"As result of deploying PowerTerm WebConnect RemoteView, staff members can use their laptops for everything – Office applications, Internet, email, as well as for accessing the older applications residing on the terminal server," said Rob. "We can now get rid of the redundant desktops and furniture in each two-person office and use it for other purposes within the Health Unit. Instead of two of everything, we just need one!"

Rob Bannerman
Computer System Administrator,
Brant County Health