BlackBerry and UST Global Win Aecus Innovation Award for Mobile Telemedicine App

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Aecus Innovation Awards 2015

We’re pleased to announce that BlackBerry and our partner UST Global have won a 2015 Aecus Innovation award for a mobile telemedicine app that enables remote patient healthcare.

We showcased the telemedicine app at Mobile World Congress earlier this year and also published a blog post that explains the solution, developed for the Hiranandani Hospital in Mumbai, India, in more detail:

The mobile telemedicine app provides access to qualified doctors and affordable treatment without the need for patients to travel to cities, and without requiring the physician to be at a special telemedicine center.

Many rural patients only have limited access to basic healthcare services. Healthcare teams in these remote locations need an easier way to treat more patients and consult with medical specialists that would not otherwise be available. On the physician’s side, they need to be able conduct a consultation easily from wherever they were, as opposed to having to travel.

The telemedicine app on BlackBerry allows teleconsultations, diagnosis and opinion sharing between patients, doctors, specialists and peripheral hospitals, all through the security of the BlackBerry platform. It uses BBM Video to enable video sessions between the clinical staff, the patient and the specialist. It’s all secured through BES which ensures sensitive patient data is kept private and also provides secure connectivity to backend databases and systems.

The Aecus Innovation Awards were established to celebrate the best examples of innovation from the world of outsourcing, and to highlight how providers and clients are working together in new ways to create value. Winning this award is a validation of the benefits of the telemedicine app on BlackBerry to improve patient care and provide cost savings.

As Aecus Managing Partner Rick Simmonds commented: “The crop of innovation awards last year showed that outsourcing really can achieve more than just cut costs. This year, our winners are demonstrating how the best client-supplier partnerships create new value – through commitment, collaboration and smart thinking, and often emerging technologies such as robotics. The 2015 Awards showcase the best of what is possible, and at the same time raise the bar for everyone. Innovation is becoming the new norm for outsourcing.”

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About Sarah B.

Sarah is a PR Manager at BlackBerry, focused on helping to tell the BlackBerry story for various verticals including healthcare, financial services and law enforcement. Sarah joined BlackBerry in 2001 and has worked on a number of marketing teams.

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