Grand River Hospital has chosen BBM Protected and BES12 by BlackBerry to enable secure communications for the facility and its healthcare professionals.
BlackBerry said last week that Grand River Hospital provides acute care, rehabilitation services and supportive care to more than 700,000 residents.
“They have a mixed mobile deployment model, with corporate-deployed BlackBerry devices for management and staff and a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) model for their physicians and remaining staff,” the Canadian communications giant explains.
Grand River Hospital believes BlackBerry is best suited to help doctors and staff communicate in situations where messages reference private patient information.
BBM Protected provides an additional layer of encryption to BBM messages, while using the familiar and reliable BBM interface used by millions of people around the world. BBM Protected works on iOS, Android, and BlackBerry smartphones.
“We needed to give our physicians and staff a secure mobile communications tool for real-time collaboration about patient status,” said Gary Higgs, Chief Information Officer of Grand River Hospital. “We considered multiple options, but BBM Protected was the ideal fit for our requirements, as it’s secure, easy to use and platform agnostic, allowing us to deploy it across the range of mobile devices in our environment.”