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BlackBerry, NantHealth unveil patient management system

09 January 2015 | News | By BioSpectrum Bureau

BlackBerry, NantHealth unveil patient management system

HBox is a portable medical device that captures and transmits medical data between the patient, doctor and hospital

HBox is a portable medical device that captures and transmits medical data between the patient, doctor and hospital

Singapore: In collaboration with BlackBerry, a global leader in mobile communications, NantHealth recently unveiled the next generation, HBox, a portable medical device that captures and transmits medical data between the patient, doctor and hospital.

The HBox marks the second innovative product resulting from the collaboration of BlackBerry and NantHealth. At the press conference, NantHealth's CEO, Dr Patrick Soon-Shiong said, "With HBox, we have created a 'human signal' capturing device that automatically and securely transmits, through our HIPAA-compliant 'NantCloud,' critical medical data and vital signs to the mission control center."

Blackberry's wholly owned subsidiary QNX Software Systems, provided software support to NantHealth for its new next generation HBox. The technology serves as a hub of all medical data related to a patient, providing easy access to medical records by transmitting information to and from the patient, doctor and point of care.

Dr Soon-Shiong, added, "Instantly and safely connecting the patient with the doctor and hospital allows for a higher quality of healthcare, expediting diagnosis and treatment, as well as more efficiently and accurately providing vital information into the hands of those in need."

The HBox will be fully encrypted to allow deployment in a HIPAA-secured environment, enabling clinicians and patients to securely access and receive medical information as soon as it is available, wherever they are.

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