BlackBerry may be a shell of its former self among the modern smartphone superpowers of the world, but that doesn’t mean the embattled mobile giant isn’t still looking toward the future – a future rich with potential for mHealth.
Earlier this month, BlackBerry made its hopes for mHealth clear when it announced an investment in healthcare IT leader NantHealth.
The companies intend to collaborate on the development of HIPAA and other government privacy certified, integrated clinical systems that transform the delivery of medical care.
NantHealth is a cloud-based medical IT provider transforming the delivery of healthcare for payers, providers and patients through real-time connectivity, high performance computing and 21st century decision support.
“This investment and planned collaboration aligns with the reliability, security and versatility of BlackBerry’s end-to-end solutions – from the embedded QNX operating system powering complex medical devices, to secure cloud-based networks, to instantaneous information sharing over BBM Protected,” explains BlackBerry CEO and Executive Chair, John Chen. “NantHealth is a proven innovator in developing leading platforms that allow medical professionals to share information and deliver care efficiently. BlackBerry’s capabilities align closely with NantHealth’s and this investment represents the type of forward-looking opportunities that are vital to our future.”
According to Chen, the future of BlackBerry lies in “creative opportunities like this that take our many core disciplines and combine them in ways no one else can match.”