BlackBerry and NantHealth are testing integrated medical equipment in India


Things are moving fast on the NantHealth and BlackBerry collaboration and by the looks of things, we may see QNX enabled medical devices hyper connected across Indian hospitals very soon. 

In case you did not know, BlackBerry invested in NantHealth a few months ago and agreed to provide QNX Systems to power NantHealth’s Clinical Operating System which will allow NantHealth to provide hospitals, doctors and nurses medical devices to connect to each other wirelessly, effortlessly and most importantly, securely.

According to Sunil Lalvani, managing director of BlackBerry India, the first signs of collaboration could be soon launched to the public soon.

“Work has started on it but we haven’t finalised an official launch date,” said Sunil Lalvani, managing director, BlackBerry India.”We are running trials with multiple hospitals in India. It includes integration with different hospital information systems as well as various medical equipment.”

At the moment, the NantHealth platform operates in over 250 hospitals, connecting up to 16,000 medical devices whilst collecting more than 3 billion vital signs annually. BlackBerry’s QNX, on the other hand, has a marketshare of 53% in automobile infotainment systems, used by over 200 car makers including the likes of BMW, Audi, Mercedes and Ford. Apple’s recently announced CarPlay uses QNX to power the UI and UX along with Google’s recently announced “Android Auto”

Healthcare providers in India are expected to spend just over 1 billion dollars (approx. Rs, 6400) on IT products and services, an increase of 4% from last year.

Source: The Economic Times