Bring Your Own Device in Healthcare

Hospitals and medical facilities worldwide are concerned with the BYOD trend and its potential value and risks. More and more doctors are bringing their wireless devices, and especially tablet computers, into hospitals. How this process is managed can make the difference between a thriving medical environment and a networking disaster. Patient privacy must be preserved and the integrity of vital biomedical device communication must be maintained, to name just two risks. Medical IT staffs are already overloaded. But done right, BYOD can improve care delivery and reduce the IT staff workload.

Topics of discussion:

  • Explore drivers of BYOD and wireless in healthcare
  • Review important factors in solving the explosion of wireless devices on the hospital network
  • Reliability and security of point-of-care devices in the BYOD environment
  • Discuss Henry Ford Health System case experience


Featured speakers:

  • Doug McDonald, CWSP, CPHIMS, Manager, Wireless Network, Henry Ford Health System,
  • Ali Youssef, PMP, CWSP, CPHIMS, Wireless Solutions Architect Information Technology, Henry Ford Health System
  • Gary Rollie, Director of Healthcare Infrastructure Solutions, North America, Extreme Networks