BlackBerry to help improve digital infrastructure for healthcare

Written by NTN staff

BlackBerry has become a HIMSS Analytics Certified Consultant to help address the digital infrastructure needs of healthcare organisations around the world, with particular focus on cyber security issues.

Working with HIMSS Analytics, Blackberry aims to provide healthcare providers with the critical information they need to provide a higher, more secure, level of care.

As a Certified Consultant, BlackBerry said it will guide healthcare organisations through the stages of the Infrastructure Adoption Model (INFRAM), HIMSS Analytics’ newest 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, according to the company.

Similar to the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM), the INFRAM is an eight stage model 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, HIMSS Analytics. “With BlackBerry’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 organization.”

The news comes a month after the company announced several major healthcare developments, including the introduction of a secure blockchain solution to store and share medical data, an ultra-secure operating system for medical devices, and partnerships with Mackenzie Innovation Institute and Melanoma Institute Australia.