As mobile devices become more prevalent in healthcare settings, their benefits are equally challenged by threats that go beyond what meets the eye. Nine out of every ten mobile applications have security holes that make them vulnerable to attack, and a greater percentage are usually inhabited with bacteria.
Tablet and other mobile devices are changing the ways in which healthcare providers access medical information and interface with patients. Apple’siPadcontinues to be the tablet of choice for most physicians, followed by the Kindle Fire. For portability reasons, though, many clinicians still prefer toting a smaller smart phone than a larger tablet.
Computer tablets have been present in the healthcare industry for several years now. Since its introduction, the technology has continued to evolve, changing the way healthcare workers engage with patients.
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