BlackBerry Telemedicine Health App Will Allow Remote Patient Monitoring

Healthcare is an important vertical segment for BlackBerry. At Mobile World Congress, Dr. Pavan Kumar of Hiranandani Hospital in Mumbai, India showcased an innovative solution, developed in partnership with the BlackBerry India team, that’s solving a unique challenge in healthcare – enabling medical professionals to remotely monitor patients’ health and provide care from a distance.

The mobile telemedicine app provides access to qualified doctors and affordable treatment without the need for patients to travel to cities, and without requiring the physician to be at a special telemedicine center.

Many rural patients only have limited access to basic healthcare services. Healthcare teams in these remote locations need an easier way to treat more patients and consult with medical specialists that would not otherwise be available. On the physician’s side, they need to be able conduct a consultation easily from wherever they were, as opposed to having to travel.

Dr. Pavan believes the telemedicine mobile application could transform the healthcare industry, not just in India and Africa but worldwide, with its benefits to care and cost savings.

“We have been testing this app with some of our patients and specialists in India and Africa, but the bigger story is how this solution can help patients stay in touch directly with their doctor, no matter where the patient and doctor are,” said Dr. Pavan.

“This is a global challenge and alongside BlackBerry and UST Global we are now able to provide a telemedicine solution to people around the world. This will be of tremendous benefit to the healthcare industry and is truly revolutionary.”

Gilroy Mathew, General Manager of UST Global agrees. “UST Global believes in placing consumer-centricity and innovation at the heart of our solutions to transform lives in the communities that we operate in,” said Gilroy.

“The mobile telemedicine application helps to eliminate distance barriers and to improve access to medical specialists that would often not be consistently available in distant rural communities. We built this solution on BlackBerry to ensure the security and privacy of patient data, as well as to allow interoperability with other mobile platforms.”

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