In a healthcare environment, it is important to consider the durability of the device, as well as it's ability to be disinfected. According to Honeywell, during a 24 hour period, the device may be handled by numerous people or be exposed to fluids and pathogens, invoking the need for frequent sterilization. Repeated use of chemical cleaners can actually break down plastic and rubber components of consumer devices. Damaging any of the exterior can lead to failure of the hardware - and the need for expensive replacements.
Enterprise devices are designed for use in a healthcare environment. While consumer devices can be adapted to work, there's no denying the durability and longevity of an enterprise device.
An additional consideration for enterprise devices is security. Enterprise devices are designed with data security in mind. Now more than ever, it is critical that your team is able to protect the privacy of patients with the most advanced security available.
Mobility is the future of healthcare. An enterprise device designed with your needs in mind is an essential tool in patient care.
To ensure that your team is able to meet your patients' needs, give them a mobility solution that is equipped to withstand healthcare environments.