Unified endpoint management (UEM) solutions provide a way for organizations across industries to track, manage and secure their end-user devices. Healthcare introduces a unique set of challenges: Intelligent medical devices often have an extended useable life due to intensive FDA approval processes, for example. Consequently, many devices are running unsupported legacy operating systems. This, coupled with the essential nature of medical devices, compels healthcare organizations to manage these devices differently.
To address healthcare’s unique endpoint environments, hospitals may have to deploy more than one solution to track medical devices along with traditional endpoints. Here are three factors that IT and business leaders should consider when planning UEM initiatives in healthcare.