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The headaches of device deployment at hospitals

March 16th, 2012

by Sara Jackson, FierceMobileHealthcare

With all of the new iPad fervor last week, it seemed a perfect time to dig into the dark side of these devices, or at least some of the headaches they can cause for hospitals that deploy them.

So I sat down with Apple expert Kevin Hart of Tekserve, who consults with businesses of all stripes--including healthcare--to set up, deploy, manage and support Apple-driven networks.

Interestingly, his strongest guidance for hospitals is the one they're least likely to follow, given the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) craze these days: He insists that corporate-owned devices are the only way to get the kind of control one needs in healthcare. Given the endless availability of apps, plug-ins and tools for iPads and iPhones, allowing personal devices on your network eventually will become unmanageable, he warns.

--To learn what hiccups you can expect when rolling out large numbers of iPads or iPhones at your hospital, read the full article at FierceMobileHealthcare


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