Most Healthcare Workers Use Smartphones to Access Data

Nearly 9 out of 10 of U.S. healthcare workers used their personal smartphones for work purposes in the past year, and only 36 percent believe their employers are prepared for any issues that could arise from using personal devices for work, according to a new study by Louisville-based Radiant Networks that was commissioned by partners of Cisco Systems.

A network of Cisco partners polled 1,000 consumers about mobility and their employers’ personal digital device policies.

Other key healthcare- specific findings from the survey:

  • 41 percent of healthcare employees personal devices are not password protected.
  • 53 percent of healthcare employees access unsecured Wi-Fi networks with their smartphone.
  • 90 percent do not receive any kind of monthly stipend for their smartphone.
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