Wrapping Up the HIMSS Healthcare & IT Conference



We always look forward to attending HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) conference and to contributing to the exciting things that are happening in the healthcare industry. This year’s conference, held in New Orleans, focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of IT and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. More than just an event, HIMSS is a not-for-profit organization representing nearly 50,000 individual members as well as 570 corporate members.

BlackBerry technology has a legacy in the healthcare industry, and we’re very excited about the potential that BlackBerry 10 has to transform patient care and access to data. With Machine to Machine (or M2M) as a hot topic at this year’s conference, we fit right in with our new QNX-based mobile computing platform. At the BlackBerry Booth attendees were able to get hands-on with BlackBerry 10 as well as to explore what we have to offer the nursing industry including secure messaging, Voice over IP (VOIP), barcode scanning, multi-user capabilities, and a strong mobile ecosystem.

We’re looking forward to further developing our healthcare solutions and to seeing the BlackBerry 10 platform reach its full potential in the industry. With BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 providing multi-platform management and the upcoming Secure Work Space solution for iOS and Android devices, BlackBerry is in a solid position to remain a trusted partner of healthcare service providers worldwide.

About Sara Jost RN

Sara Joined BlackBerry in 2010 and is the Global Healthcare Industry Lead responsible for healthcare strategy, business development, marketing and sales programs. She has over 14 years of healthcare experience, including Neuroscience Researcher specializing in stroke and migraine at Queen’s University in Kingston, ON. She was also a High Risk Labour and Delivery Registered Nurse at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, ON. Sara worked for Healthanywhere, a mHealth start-up, starting and managing 13 mHealth programs across North America and in the UK. Sara has a BScH in Life Sciences from Queen’s University and a BS in Nursing from University of Toronto.

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