BlackBerry invests in cloud-based healthcare IT vendor NantHealth

Canadian smartphone vendor BlackBerry has invested in cloud-based healthcare IT vendor NantHealth.

BlackBerry will collaborate on the development of HIPAA and other government privacy certified, integrated clinical systems that transform the delivery of medical care.

The investment strategy aligns with BlackBerry’s solutions – from the embedded QNX operating system powering complex medical devices, to secure cloud-based networks, to instantaneous information sharing over BBM Protected.

The company does not share specific details on investments.

BlackBerry CEO John Chen said: “BlackBerry’s capabilities align with NantHealth’s and this investment represents the type of forward-looking opportunities that are vital to our future.”

NantHealth works to transform clinical delivery with actionable clinical intelligence at the moment of decision, enabling clinical discovery through real-time machine learning systems. The company’s technology empowers physicians, patients, payers and researchers to transcend the traditional barriers of today’s healthcare system.

The company has deployed the NantHealth platform at approximately 250 hospitals, and it connects more than 16,000 medical devices collecting more than 3 billion vital signs annually.

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