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6 Tips on Hospital BYOD Policies
Spok, a major communications vendor formed by the merger of USA Mobility Wireless and Amcom Software, offers a guide to hospitals that walks through the critical points of putting together a Bring-Your-Own-Device policy. (Photo: Fotolia)
Who Pays for What?
Users generally are expected to pay for their own personal devices, a primary cost-saver to the hospital over employer-supplied devices. There may be exceptions to consider, such as paying part of an upgrade cost for a device if necessary to be compatible with certain hospital-approved or purchased apps. If a personal device is essential to an employees job, hospitals may consider paying a flat stipend, paying a percentage of the bill, or monthly reimbursement based on work-related usage. Reimbursement decisions may be influenced by Wi-Fi capability in the hospital and how much data the devices use. (Photo: Fotolia)