Earlier, BlackBerry announced their investment with Nanthealth publically. Earlier today, John Chen had the opportunity to write to CNBC surrounding this decision. For those of you who aren’t convinced yet, be sure to check this one out!
In essence, his core strategy of the ongoing turnaround at BlackBerry is to tap into the interconnected systems that make up the Internet of Things. By doing so, he believes that the company will be able to deploy our unique assets and capabilities to help industries operate efficiently, reliably and, most importantly, securely.
The NantHealth platform is installed at approximately 250 hospitals and connects more than 16,000 medical devices collecting more than 3 billion vital signs annually. Think about the possibilities when an enormous amount of data and computing power is accessible to doctors in the palm of their hands.
The “Internet of Things,” a vague catchall phrase that gets people excited even if they are not quite sure what it means, is no longer a theoretical concept, but a new reality that is revolutionizing the way we live and work. Imagine the possibilities: Your doctor can access real-time information about your health direct from monitoring equipment, share it quickly with other medical professionals, and tap into the diagnostic and treatment resources of the best institutions in the world.
Although this collaboration is just beginning, BlackBerry and NantHealth see tremendous opportunity because:
- BlackBerry, through our QNX technology, is already trusted to run the machines that take your blood pressure, monitor anesthesia and conduct laser eye surgery. QNX enables the mission-critical medical diagnostic and monitoring devices in hospitals and homecare environments through its real-time embedded operating system;
- Super-fast, super-secure messaging through our upcoming BBM Protected secure communication platform will connect health-care providers, field-service workers, emergency personnel, patients and family members to keep life-and-death information flowing to the people who need it;
- NantHealth’s proprietary Clinical Operating System platform integrates the doctor’s office or hospital with the medical network and the payment system, enabling 21st century coordinated care at a lower cost;
- NantHealth and BlackBerry can combine secure cloud-based and supercomputing services to provide data integration, decision support and analytics — allowing care providers to crunch huge amounts of data to aid in accurate diagnoses; and
- BlackBerry devices are the global standard for secure communication and collaboration, keeping sensitive medical information available only to authorized users.