Should we provide devices for our staff or allow BYOD? Should we use phones or tablets?
Consider Your Organization's Policies
Every organization must decide for themselves whether the best strategy is to purchase smart devices such as Android phones, iPhones, or iPads, or to allow for their staff to bring their own devices (a.k.a. BYOD), or allow some combination of this. Your organization likely already has a Mobile Device Management (MDM) strategy in place. Make sure your decision involves your Information Technology (IT) and Information Security (IS) teams as early as possible to help make sure your choice complies with your organization's policies.
Smartphones or iPads
Android or iOS Smartphone
Whether Hospital owned or personal devices, smartphones provide the greatest degree of functionality and flexibility for those whose roles keep them on the move throughout their shift.
Department Examples: Emergency department nurses, RRT, Nursing Supervisor, ICU RN, Pharmacy, On-Call Staff, or Physicians.
A tablet stationed in a central location provides the convenience of a larger screen for easy entry of information, best for departments who are less mobile throughout the day and will be reliably at the desk where Pulsara is located.
Department Examples: CT, Lab, Communication Center, Registration, or Unit Secretary
Whether hospital-owned or a personal device, Pulsara is 100% HIPAA compliant, 100% of the time. You and your team can rest easy knowing the information shared on the platform is secure and patient health information is never stored on the device. If the device is lost or stolen, no one will have access to patient data, including attached photos.
Don't fret! Pulsara has a wide compatibility to make sure you have many choices from the latest mobile technology to many older generation phones and tablets! To find out which devices and browsers are compatible with the Pulsara communications platform, please check out this article:
The Pulsara communications platform consumes no personal data when connected to WiFi and MINIMAL data when on a cellular network, such as AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, or T-Mobile, among others.