As the Android platform continues to evolve, industries that utilize the platform evolve too. Verizon and Motorola recognize this by creating a landmark partnership with BoxTone to provide secure mobile devices and apps for the healthcare industry. The goal of this partnership is to make things more efficient at its most basic level. In addition, the partnership will aim to improve patient care through ”the sharing of clinical data in near-real time to help speed decision making and control costs.”
Many of you are asking, “ok this is great and all— but how does this relate to me?” Well folks, think of it this way: you’re in a doctor’s office and instead of seeing the usual bundle of forms and paperwork you’ve grown accustomed to, you’d see your private and sensitive information presented to you in the form of a device— the MOTO XYBOARD or DROID RAZR/RAZR MAXX to be exact– all using Verizon’s 4G LTE network. Here’s Dr. Peter Tippett, VP and Chief Medical Officer of Verizon Connected Healthcare Solutions adding some insight on this breakthrough partnership:
“This solution underscores the important role mobility is playing in transforming health care. Working with Motorola Mobility and BoxTone, we have brought together complementary capabilities to create an easy-to-deploy and manage mobility solution for our health care customers.”
Sounds like a welcome solution and impact indeed. Hit the break for the full presser from Big Red itself.
Verizon, Motorola Mobility, BoxTone Unveil New Mobile Solution for Health Care Industry
Companies Collaborate to Meet Patient-Care Needs With Android-Based Devices, Apps
Feb. 21, 2012
LAS VEGAS – Feb. 21, 2012 – Verizon Enterprise Solutions, Motorola Mobility Inc. and BoxTone are collaborating to develop a comprehensive mobile solution to help satisfy the unique security, reliability and usability requirements of the health care industry. By providing health care practitioners with secure mobile devices and apps, patient care can be improved through the sharing of clinical data in near-real time to help speed decision making and control costs.
The jointly created offering leverages BoxTone’s automated Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) software platform on select Motorola devices, such as the DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX smartphones, as well as DROID XYBOARD 10.1 and 8.2 tablets, all of which tap the power of the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network. Health care organizations can now reliably deploy Android-based mobile devices and apps that are designed to help them meet strict compliance requirements, including privacy measures outlined in the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.
This comprehensive solution from three leaders in mobile health proactively addresses mobile security and privacy by incorporating a new layer of data protection with automated mobile device and application management, thereby helping to enable widespread Android adoption in health care. Motorola Mobility and BoxTone are both Verizon Business Solutions Alliance partners.
“This solution underscores the important role mobility is playing in transforming health care,” said Dr. Peter Tippett, vice president and chief medical officer, Verizon Connected Healthcare Solutions, the company’s health IT practice group that is part of Verizon Enterprise Solutions. “Mobile devices and health care apps represent one of the biggest IT opportunities of the decade to improve and transform care delivery. Working with Motorola Mobility and BoxTone, we have brought together complementary capabilities to create an easy-to-deploy and manage mobility solution for our health care customers.”
Motorola Mobility smartphones are well-suited for health care environments, incorporating coatings of water-repellent nanoparticles, brilliant displays using Corning® Gorilla® Glass for scratch-resistance and innovative materials for strength such as KEVLAR® fiber for DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX. Easy to slip into a lab coat pocket, the smartphones and tablets also feature pre-loaded Citrix® software for access to electronic medical records, 3LM software for embedded device security and the BoxTone EMM software for automated life-cycle management.
Christy Wyatt, senior vice president and general manager of Motorola Mobility’s enterprise business unit, said: “Mobile technology has the potential to bring greater efficiencies and more robust capabilities to the health care industry. The combination of Motorola devices with BoxTone’s software solution and Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network can significantly enhance health care providers’ ability to deliver enhanced care to patients.”
BoxTone’s automated EMM platform provides high levels of service and security at a low cost and risk for health care organizations. BoxTone’s full lifecycle EMM platform incorporates enterprise-grade mobile device management for automated provisioning, security configuration, compliance monitoring and enforcement, change management, and retirement. It also includes mobile support management for remote service desk support through real-time views into mobile status, automated diagnostics, embedded knowledgebase and click-to-fix, as well as mobile operations management for continuous real-time service monitoring, proactive alerting and system tuning.
“Working with Verizon and Motorola Mobility, we have developed a comprehensive solution to securely deploy, manage, monitor and support the Android-based mobilization of health care,” said Alan Snyder, chief executive officer of BoxTone. “When smartphones, tablets and mobile apps are securely and reliably managed centrally, health care organizations gain the freedom to deliver significant point-of-care enhancements and increased patient satisfaction.”
[Note: Verizon, Motorola Mobility and BoxTone will demonstrate this health care mobility solution in the Verizon booth (#2463) at HIMSS 2012, Las Vegas, Feb. 20-24. For more information, including available promotional offers, contact your Verizon business specialist or visit www.verizonwireless.com/contactrep.]
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