Report: Healthcare Lags Other Industries in Mobile Strategy


Across industries, healthcare organizations are the least likely to have a mobile strategy in place, according to a report from IT staffing firm Robert Half Technology.

Overall, 28 percent of the 2,300 CIOs surveyed reported not having a concrete plan for utilizing mobile technology. Among healthcare organizations, that number jumps to 36 percent.

HIPAA and other regulations mean healthcare organizations face different challenges when it comes to mobile technology use, but a changing industry and consumers' changing preferences may soon demand healthcare organizations catch up to business services and retail, the current leaders in mobile technology strategy.  

"Compliance issues have made it difficult for the healthcare industry to move as quickly as other sectors, but as consumer demand for mobile health information grows, formal mobile strategies are a necessary next step," said John Reed, senior executive director of Robert Half Technology, in a news release.

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