An Implementation Strategy for Bring Your Own Device in the NHS: An Innovation Study

Blagden, Robert James ORCID: 0000-0002-4591-4928 (2020) An Implementation Strategy for Bring Your Own Device in the NHS: An Innovation Study. Masters thesis, Imperial College.

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Abstract

Little research has been completed in respect of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in the UK healthcare market. This study investigated how NHS staff and organisations feel about using their own devices for work tasks and whether there are key implementation processes that can be used to improve adoption and project success. Research evidences many benefits of BYOD including productivity, innovation, flexibility and increased attractiveness for the organisation in the areas of recruitment and retention. There is a desire amongst staff to use BYOD although this is muted in clinical roles where concerns are significant about data security and work / life balance. Policies in organisations offering BYOD are often ambiguous, user unfriendly, difficult to find or simply don’t exist and this should be addressed to protect people and valuable data assets. This policy inadequacy is not unique to the NHS but is pervasive in the wider public sector. There is no standard implementation methodology for BYOD in every NHS organisation, however there are consistent themes relating to real engagement, policy clarity and monitoring which will benefit a wide range of BYOD projects if given adequate focus.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: NHS; BYOD; CYOD; Change; Consumerization; Data; Device; Digital; Engagement; Governance; Health; Implementation; Innovation; Leadership; Management; MDM; Mobile; Monitoring; Personal; Policy; Security; Smartphone; Technology
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Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Professional Services > Library and Information Services
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Rob Blagden
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2020 09:38
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2020 09:50
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/8924

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