Sutter Care at Home, the home care affiliate of California-based Sutter Health, deployed electronic health records running on smartphones in its first branch office in Nov. 2009. Now, Sutter is migrating to tablet computers, with about 20 percent of the 1,000 clinicians using the mobile EHR doing so on the new tablets.

Philip Chuang, Ph.D., director of information services at Sutter Care at Home, will co-present a session at HIMSS12 in Las Vegas on the opportunities and challenges of mobile EHR deployment. Security obviously is a challenge, but Chuang has learned to think of the security of mobile devices the same way as security of computers under your control in facilities.

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