In a working world that is moving toward a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) environment, healthcare professionals have unique HIPAA-related concerns regarding using their personal smartphones for patient communication. But a new technology called AT&T Toggle may provide a solution.
AT&T Toggle App Ecosystem applications give organizations the flexibility and control of a self-managed solution by adding a layer of protection to applications on employee-owned devices. This access management helps businesses protect their network and provides employees with a familiar and easy solution for sharing and storing information in the cloud.
Like many healthcare institutions, SleepMed Inc is moving to BYOD to reduce costs and increase productivity and convenience. The company is providing AT&T Toggle to its 1,000 SleepMed employees and has plans to expand to the 8,000 physicians in its network to meet a demand for smart connectivity.
“Using AT&T Toggle will allow our community to use their personal devices for work without compromising security–which is of the utmost importance in the healthcare industry. Our staff will be more mobile and connected,” says Sean Heyniger, CEO of SleepMed, in a release. “As a result, they can improve workflow, and, ultimately, patient experience and outcomes.”
IT managers can allow employees to switch between the personal and work modes on their devices without entering a PIN code. AT&T Toggle delivers a highly secure mobile workspace and is now certified under the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 140-2. AT&T also added Juniper Networks SA Series SSL VPN to the AT&T Toggle portfolio of highly secure VPN providers. Customers now have more choices for scalable, customizable remote access and endpoint security.
“Companies are switching to BYOD to balance the needs of the business and their employees. AT&T Toggle fulfills both,” says Mike Troiano, vice president, Advanced Mobility Solutions, AT&T Business Solutions. “Businesses and organizations save on the cost of issuing company-owned devices, while employees can use the smartphone or tablet they’re more comfortable with for both work and personal matters.”
IT managers can allow employees to switch between the personal and work modes on their devices without entering a PIN code.
Watch a video explaining the security benefits of AT&T Toggle embedded above or on AT&T’s YouTube channel.