I’m sure most of you know about BYOB, but do you know about BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). This is the term used when a company chooses to forgo issuing company-owned mobile computing devices (think smartphones and tablets), and encourages its employees to use their own personal mobile devices for business purposes. And in the healthcare context, BYOD has important implications.
For better or for worse, many companies have opted to institute a BYOD policy for a number of reasons. Here are just a few rationales for BYOD: