Should Staff Ever Use Personal Devices to Access Patient Data?

August 14, 2018 Mayuri Kumar

Is it ever acceptable to allow healthcare workers to use their personal smartphones to access patient information? How about for delivering patient care during a network outage?

These are some of the key questions emerging from a recent controversy involving leaders at the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs who reportedly made the decision to temporarily allow employees at two VA healthcare facilities in the state to use their personal smartphones to access patients records for several hours during a network outage in July.

Mac McMillan's comments are featured in this article.

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