A recent Citrix healthcare mobility survey revealed 80% of executives agreed that it is highly important for their staff to have on-demand access to information, data and apps from multiple devices with the desired experience.  And yet 52% are taking steps to make improvements in their security (see the infographic below).

An interesting dichotomy healthcare IT teams face today – the balancing act between delivering real-time data and securing it. Mobility is fast becoming an integrated component of the healthcare industry and healthcare practitioners expect to be able to move and seamlessly access patient information and mHealth apps from bed to bed, department to department, facility to facility, office to home – and provide care services whether it’s on their personal or work-issued devices.  But that’s no easy feat for IT, because as sensitive information becomes more mobile, it becomes exponentially more vulnerable to theft and loss.  As well-developed plan of action for secure clinical mobility can reduce the gap between security, mobility and clinician productivity.

Want to learn more?  Read the new Citrix Clinical Mobile Workspace Solution: The patient experience is the new focus for mobility in healthcare.

For more information on how Citrix empowers secure mobility in healthcare, visit citrix.com/healthcare and follow us on twitter @CitrixHealth. Also, be sure to follow the Citrix community on Next Wave Connect, the first healthcare-specific social collaboration platform that connects healthcare professionals and peers to solve the industry’s most challenging problems.

About the author

Susan Biddle – Director, Vertical Solutions Marketing – Healthcare

At Citrix, Susan is responsible for defining and executing the healthcare vertical marketing strategy. With a passion for improving the business of patient care through technology-enabled innovation, Susan has more than a decade of experience helping high tech companies market their solutions to the industry. She has led market-oriented strategic planning to demand-generation to sales enablement and everything in between. Susan studied physiological sciences at the University of Arizona, and earned a healthcare executive MBA from UC Irvine. Connect with Susan on twitter and LinkedIn