Personal Portable Devices
Please respond to EACH of the following discussion topics and submit them to the discussion forum as a single post. Your post should be a minimum of 150 words in length.
For this particular discussion, determine the pros and cons associated with allowing employees to access protected health information with their personal portable devices. Is it an okay practice to allow such access or should the organization prohibit personal devices? Support your position.
Twenty years ago, the only way to reach an employee via telephone was to call the front desk and hope that the receptionist would deliver your message. Today, employees are accessible 24/7. As a supervisor in a healthcare facility, you realize that a handful of employees are constantly on their phones. You need your phone in case of a family emergency so banning their use outright would not be possible. Knowing that patient care must come first, explore your options as the manager in this situation.