Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Blackberry helps improve healthcare digital infrastructure

Steve Rogerson
December 11, 2018



Blackberry has become an HIMSS Analytics certified consultant to help address the digital infrastructure needs of healthcare organisations around the world.
 
As a certified consultant, Blackberry will guide healthcare organisations through the stages of the Infram infrastructure adoption model, HIMSS Analytics' latest maturity model. Professionally trained on the Infram, Blackberry's cyber-security experts can assess a healthcare organisation's infrastructure architecture and help them achieve their desired Infram score.
 
Similar to the HIMSS Analytics Emram electronic medical record adoption model, the Infram is an eight stage model (0-7) that allows healthcare IT leaders to map the technology infrastructure capabilities required to reach their facility's clinical and operational goals, while meeting industry benchmarks and standards.
 
"While Emram focused on the effective adoption and implementation of EMR technology, hospitals can now look to Infram as the model to help solidify their digital infrastructure," said Blain Newton, executive vice president of HIMSS Analytics. "With Blacknerry's deep cyber-security expertise and strong footprint in highly regulated industries, we're confident that having Blackberry at the table will ensure the Infram is the gold standard for running a scalable and secure organisation."
 
Reinforcing Blackberry's momentum in healthcare, the news comes a month after the company announced several major healthcare developments, including the introduction of a secure blockchain to store and share medical data, a secure operating system for medical devices, and partnerships with Mackenzie Innovation Institute and Melanoma Institute Australia.
 
"Securing communications between doctors, patients, medical devices and infrastructure is Blackberry's strength," said Sara Jost, global healthcare industry lead at Blackberry. "We're extremely proud to work with HIMSS Analytics to arm healthcare providers with the critical information they need to provide a higher, more secure level of care.”
 
Blackberry provides IoT technology that allows endpoints to trust one another, communicate securely and maintain privacy. Based in Ontario, the company was founded in 1984 and operates globally.