As our week tapers down toward the holiday weekend, we want to wish you all a happy and healthy Independence Day.
We often think of our country as a country of individualists: our national holiday is "Independence Day;" cowboys are national heros; and our constitution is about protecting individual freedoms. And that may seem contradictory to the focus of our company, which is about people working together in medical collaboration.
The fact that ClickCare is an American company is no coincidence or mistake, however. The truth is that independence and freedom are closely related to collaboration. We cannot thrive as individuals -- individual providers, patients, or people -- if we don't work together.
These days, more and more healthcare professionals are asserting their independence and freedom by bringing their own devices to use in the care of their patients -- what has become known as the BYOD movement. The trick is to actively support BYOD, guarantee the security of patient confidentiality and still be able to collaborate effectively in the diagnosis and treatment of the patient.
To find out more about BYOD in healthcare, its advantages and concerns, as well as a real HIPAA secure solution to supporting BYOD, we invite you to download our whitepaper titled Healthcare BYOD and HIPAA Security: The Issues and a Solution.
There is evidence from psychological research, the "sharing economy," and throughout history, that when we work together, we all do better. And our experience confirms this. As providers, we've always felt freer, stronger, and more effective when we collaborate. We don't feel so isolated; we're better able to provide a high level of care; and we can count on the support of the people around us.
So, as we celebrate on July 4th, let's celebrate our interdependence as well as our independence -- because you can't have one without the other.
Let the fireworks begin!
If you have your own comments or stories to tell about independence and interdependence, or how BYOD is affecting you, please add your comments.