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Frost & Sullivan Names BlackBerry an Innovator in Healthcare Cybersecurity

University Health Network, the largest healthcare and medical research organization in Canada, deploys industry-renowned BlackBerry Spark across its network

Frost & Sullivan has named BlackBerry an innovator in its latest US Healthcare Cybersecurity Market report, studying over fifty companies and the top cyber threats as the basis for its report. 

BlackBerry was selected by Frost & Sullivan and UHN for its platform that can protect against cybersecurity threats in any connected care system.  The platform, which includes BlackBerry Spark unified endpoint management (UEM), BlackBerry Spark unified endpoint security (UES) and BlackBerry Alert, is HIPAA and HITECH compliant and trusted by providers and suppliers across the healthcare sector.

Kashif Parvaiz, Chief Information Security Officer, University Health Network said:

  “At UHN, the largest healthcare and medical research organization in Canada, cybersecurity is a top priority, to ensure patient safety and enable patient care innovation,”

“BlackBerry’s superior, AI-driven, cybersecurity solutions mean that we stay ahead of adversaries and can measurably improve patient care.  Furthermore, there is incalculable value in the trust that BlackBerry’s thirty-five-year cybersecurity market leadership and customer-first whole business mindset provides.”

Koustav Chatterjee, Healthcare Industry Principal, Frost & Sullivan added:

“Over 90% of healthcare organizations have reported at least one cybersecurity breach in the past three years,”

“These threats are increasing and so it is imperative that C-suites across the industry make cybersecurity a top strategic focus.  Our report, which presents the market leading healthcare cybersecurity companies, outlines how BlackBerry has a pioneering platform to comprehensively secure the healthcare system and help ensure the delivery of care to patients is uninterrupted.”    

Frost Radar 2021

More than 90% of all healthcare organizations reported at least one security breach over the last 3 years in the United States. As a result, robust cybersecurity has become a top priority of C-level healthcare executives regardless of business type, size, orientation, or affiliation.

Poor cybersecurity is bad for business as well. Most hospitals spend, on average, 64% more on general advertising in the year after a data breach. Cyberattacks on revenue cycle management platforms disrupt claims management processes and reduce the cumulative quality rating or STAR ranking, which ultimately result in reduced reimbursement and a lower patient footprint: a double whammy for providers.

The Frost Radar reveals the market positioning of companies in an industry using their Growth and Innovation scores as highlighted in the Frost Radar methodology. The document presents competitive profiles on each of the companies in the Frost Radar based on their strengths, opportunities, and a small discussion on their positioning. Frost & Sullivan analyses hundreds of companies in an industry and benchmarks them across 10 criteria on the Frost Radar, where the leading companies in the industry are then positioned.

“It is critical that healthcare organizations have a cybersecurity strategy, to protect both a patient’s health and their personal data.  We are delighted that Frost & Sullivan and UHN have recognized BlackBerry for our industry-leading solutions and their critical application across healthcare systems,” said Neelam Sandhu, Senior Vice President and Chief Elite Customer Success Officer, BlackBerry. 

“Strong healthcare systems are critical for our physical, mental and economic well-being.  In 2020 healthcare was one of the industries most vulnerable to cyberattacks and this trend is forecast to continue in 2021.”   

You can download the report from Frost & Sullivan’s online store.

Additionally, University Health Network (UHN) has selected BlackBerry Spark to protect its entire public research and teaching hospital network and BlackBerry recently collaborated with the CTA to develop an ANSI-accredited standard for trustworthy AI solutions in healthcare.

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