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February 22, 2012

Australia's St. Vincent's Hospital Uses MaaS360 for Mobile Device and Application Management

St. Vincent's Hospital, an Australian not-for-profit healthcare provider and a center for innovation and excellence for clinical care, research and teaching, has picked Fiberlink’s MaaS360 to deploy apps and safeguard confidential data on iPads, iPhones and Androids.

This new deployment of MaaS360 works out well for surgeons, clinicians and administrative staff with secure access to clinical information systems and critical apps that help St. Vincent's provide world-class patient care.

Officials at St. Vincent said that there was a huge demand for mobile devices for clinical purposes and thus they needed a Mobile Device Management (MDM) platform to secure devices and protect confidential patient data for smartphones and tablets.

After the use of MaaS360's cloud-based management console, IT management at the hospital has been able to support all devices and operating systems, across multiple platforms including iOS and Android. This gives St. Vincent's staff access to a catalog of pre-authorized private and public apps, available directly on their mobile devices.

In addition, the healthcare providers are easily managing test results, patient histories and radiological scans to more efficiently assist patients.

“With MaaS360, our employees are able to use smartphones and tablets to efficiently provide enhanced healthcare services,” said Peter Param, manager of IT security at St. Vincent's Hospital. “We needed a solution that could be deployed quickly and effectively with the ability to react rapidly to lost or stolen devices and protect sensitive patient data. Now, doctors and clinicians have come to rely on their smartphones to access integrated clinical information systems.”

The installation of MaaS360's cloud-based architecture is very easy with no servers to install, no complex configurations or infrastructure changes and no investment in expensive business software, said Fiberlink officials.

MaaS360 provides the visibility, agility and automated controls St. Vincent's needs to manage mobile devices from a centralized console,” said Christopher Clark, chief operating officer at Fiberlink.

Clark said that MaaS360's brings effective device and application management for IT while delivering an optimized user experience for St. Vincent's clinical staff.

In other news, Fiberlink recently announced that O2 Business is using the company’s MaaS360 for its “Joined Up People” service.

Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for HealthTechZone. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell