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Android Devices to Improve Patient Care

Close on the heels of GSMA’s assertion that mobile technology will play a significant role in the provision of healthcare services globally, mobile marketers are looking seriously at this emerging market segment.

Verizon Enterprise Solutions, Motorola Mobility, and BoxTone, for example, are collaborating to develop a comprehensive mobile solution to help satisfy the unique security, reliability and usability requirements of the healthcare industry. It was announced today, Feb. 21.

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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 companies believe.

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 work on Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network.

According to Verizon, healthcare organizations can now 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 solution from three companies 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.

Photo courtesy: GSMA

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