Clinicians are free to bring and use personal devices in clinical settings. However, mobile devices also leave clinical settings and are vulnerable to loss, theft, hacking or eavesdropping. Accordingly, while Connect Care Mobility can be convenient for clinicians, it also exposes them and their patients to some extraordinary risks. Ensuring that mobile clinical applications are properly secured relates to Connect Care Mobility Management, as explained in:
Ensuring that mobile applications are used responsibly is a matter of professionalism, commitment and good habit. A "compact" is a clear statement of reciprocal expectations and accountabilities between two groups. Typically short and simple, it can be easier to action than complex legal terms and conditions. The Connect Care Mobility Compact summarizes rights and responsibilities related to health information sharing:
All clinicians who install and use Connect Care Mobility must abide by the Mobility Compact. The current version has been reviewed by a number of stakeholders. We would be most grateful for any additional feedback or suggestions from clinician informaticians.