by Divina Paredes

Compass Health secures devices with Blackberry software

Aug 23, 2018
Business ContinuityCareersCloud Computing

We can provide a mix of devices that both gives staff privacy and secures confidential informationAlistair Vickers, Compass Health

T? Ora Compass Health will secure and manage its fleet of mobile devices using BlackBerry Secure Software.

The primary health organisation is using BlackBerry Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) to address its cybersecurity and regulatory requirements, protecting data integrity and providing assurance to the company’s wide network of healthcare partners, with the ultimate goal to help improve patient outcomes.

“Ensuring the wellbeing of all our people is at the core of Compass Health,” says chief information officer Alistair Vickers.

“By making it easier for our staff to collaborate, BlackBerry UEM will allow us to further engage a wide range of health professionals and help provide the best possible treatment for our patients,” saysVickers.

“With secure devices in their hands, our staff can be more confident that information is not compromised when in the field. Plus, as the work applications aren’t invasive, we can provide a mix of devices that both gives staff privacy and secures confidential information.”

“Our company works closely with various government departments and is bound by many laws to protect all data sets held, managed, distributed and reported on,” he adds.

“We had full confidence in the security capabilities of BlackBerry to provide a solution that would meet healthcare regulation requirements, while enabling our employees to operate on the move with the freedom of secure communications from anywhere.”

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Compass Health provides a wide range of primary care services through 61 general practice teams and a number of other health care providers throughout the Wellington, Porirua, Kapiti and Wairarapa regions.

Multi-platform BlackBerry UEM will provide the PHO with comprehensive device, app and content management with integrated security and connectivity for a fleet of Android and iOS devices.

Vickers points out the Blackberry solution charges per user, compared to other solutions that charge per device.

This was important as Compass Health is a not for profit, he says.

“The price point we negotiated with Blackberry was competitive, we can offer it to all the other general practices in our network,” adds Vickers. “This allows us to offer additional value and capability to our practices.”

Sara Jost, global healthcare industry Lead at BlackBerry, says the company is excited that the Kiwi PHO has joined the thousands of health institutions around the world who trust BlackBerry Secure software to manage valuable patient information and help to enhance patient care.

“Digital technology is rapidly changing how healthcare practitioners treat patients and deliver enhanced and more affordable health services for citizens,” says Jost.

“At all stages of transformation, as more data is shared for progress, it must also be protected for patient privacy.”

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