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February 24, 2012

Verizon, Motorola Mobility, BoxTone Collaborate for Comprehensive Mobile Solution for Healthcare

In an effort to help healthcare organizations access and manage patient information using Android-based devices, major companies in the communications industry announced their collaboration to develop a new mobile solution for healthcare industry.

Industry majors including Verizon Enterprise Solutions, Motorola Mobility and BoxTone will leverage their capabilities to develop a comprehensive mobile solution that will help healthcare organizations deploy Android-based mobile devices and apps which help them meet strict compliance requirements, including the clauses mentioned in the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.     

The mobile solution integrates BoxTone's automated Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) software platform on select Motorola devices which tap the power of Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network.  The solution incorporates a new layer of data protection with automated mobile device and application management. It is expected to improve patient care through secure sharing of clinical data in near real time, speeding up decision making and control costs.

Devices that will initially support this technology include DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX smartphones, as well as DROID XYBOARD 10.1 and 8.2 tablets.

“This solution underscores the important role mobility is playing in transforming health care,” said Dr. Peter Tippett, vice president and chief medical officer, Verizon Connected Healthcare Solutions, the company's health IT practice group that is part of Verizon Enterprise Solutions, in a statement.

“Mobile devices and health care apps represent one of the biggest IT opportunities of the decade to improve and transform care delivery,” Tippett added. “Working with Motorola Mobility and BoxTone, we have brought together complementary capabilities to create an easy-to-deploy and manage mobility solution for our health care customers.”

Motorola Mobility and BoxTone have been partners of the Verizon Business Solutions Alliance program. Motorola Mobility smartphones feature pre-loaded Citrix software for access to electronic medical records. They also include 3LM software for embedded device security and the BoxTone EMM software for automated lifecycle management.

BoxTone's automated EMM platform incorporates enterprise-grade mobile device management allowing automated provisioning, security configuration, compliance monitoring and enforcement, change management, and retirement. It provides high levels of security and service required by the industry.

BoxTone recently also partnered with Accellion to deliver a secure mobility solution for centrally managing content sharing, collaboration and storage, across all mobile users, devices, tablets and apps. 

Edited by Jennifer Russell