Book Chapter

Bring-your-own-device usage trends in australian hospitals a national survey

TA Wani, A Mendoza, K Gray

Healthier Lives, Digitally Enabled | Studies in Health Technology and Informatics | IOS Press | Published : 2021


Background: Healthcare is among the leading industries which drives the use of personal devices for work purposes (BYOD). However, allowing BYOD for healthcare workers comes at a cost, as it puts sensitive information assets such as patient data residing on personal devices at risk of potential data breaches. Objective: Previous review of the literature has highlighted the dearth of empirical studies in hospital settings regarding BYOD usage. As such, this paper aims to report BYOD usage trends in Australian hospitals through a national survey, first of its kind in Australia. Methods: An anonymous survey was conducted online among health IT personnel, asking them about their experiences abou..

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