Aus e-health drives demand for BYOD

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Australia’s e-health sector is driving the demand for bring-your-own-devices (BYOD). Increasingly, personally-owned devices will empower citizens to take ownership and make better choices about personal healthcare.


BYOD is helping connect patients, medical practitioners, hospitals and clinics in real-time. “Mobile devices touch every work practice in healthcare, including doctors, nurses and pharmacists.”


Mobile devices enable patients to access and share information about medical conditions through communities of interest.


Patients, including senior citizens, are using use smart phones, iPads and tablets to manage and track their medication, while consulting more easily with doctors and healthcare providers.


Healthcare staff can use mobile devices to collect information on every home visit. The recent influx of tablets is offering better information-management options for staff in different settings, Smith noted.

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