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Bring Your Own Device in Healthcare

Bring Your Own Device in Healthcare
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Author(s): Ailton Moreira (University of Minho, Portugal), Carlos Filipe da Silva Portela (University of Minho, Portugal) and Manuel Filipe Santos (University of Minho, Portugal)
Copyright: 2019
Volume: 7
Issue: 2
Pages: 13
Source title: International Journal of Privacy and Health Information Management (IJPHIM)
Editor(s)-in-Chief: Francesco Longo (University of Calabria, Italy) and Letizia Nicoletti (CAL-TEK, Italy)
DOI: 10.4018/IJPHIM.2019070101

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Abstract

Bring your own device (BYOD) policies have become a very popular topic in information technology, as this approach allows employees to bring their devices into their organizations and use them to access information. This trend has some benefits both for the organization and to employees. This paper aims to identify those benefits as well as the advantages and disadvantages of BYOD usage in organizations. In addition, SWOT analysis of BYOD usage is presented and discussed. Finally, it is introduced as an approach to BYOD in healthcare. Utilizing personal devices at work is beneficial to organizational employees as they are in some way satisfied, and they have more freedom and choice to use their devices. This can easily lead the employees to be more productive and flexible. Organizations who embrace BYOD policies have noticed that their employees are happier, more productive, and more collaborative.

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