Six tips for your employee cell phone policy


A smartphone can be a distraction to staff members and also a potential HIPAA violation waiting to happen. Here are tips to avoid that at your practice.

Do you tend to keep your cell phone in your pocket (when it’s not in your hand) throughout the workday? Do your employees do the same? And how often do you see them texting or tapping away when they’re supposed to be working?

Here are some points to consider when rethinking your employee cell phone policy”

Regardless of whether our cell phones are recognizable in another 10 or 15 years (imagine the iPhone 25!), personal technology is here to stay, and so is employers’ ever-increasing burden for proactive compliance with employment laws and safety/security regulations. Keeping our employee policies up to date is a necessity, not an option - especially in healthcare.