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HIMSS: Verizon, Motorola and BoxTone Partner to Create Secure Android Devices/Apps Suitable for Health IT

It was announced during this week’s HIMSS conference that Verizon, Motorola and BoxTone are teaming up to develop secure solutions for Android-based devices and applications with the aim of making the platform suitable for health IT implementation.

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 leveraging Verizon’s 4G LTE network. ¬†As such, healthcare 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 (HIPAA).”

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What Google’s Motorola Acquisition Could Mean to the Company’s mHealth Play

In a recent InformationWeek article, several analysts debated what Google’s acquisition of Motorola could possibly mean for the future of the search giant’s healthcare play, especially after the shutdown of its Google Health service just two months ago.

Google likely still sees the massive potential in digital and mobile healthcare services and even though its acquisition of Motorola is primarily aimed at gaining control of the hardware necessary to help Android continue taking over the world — both on mobile devices and set-top boxes — the infrastructure it’s building is ripe for a new and strategic mobile healthcare play.

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