Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA) has implemented a new secure content collaboration platform which will provide secure file storage, synchronisation and sharing to enable personal productivity and facilitate team collaboration which will aid its skin cancer research. 

The software BlackBerry Workspaces was rolled out by BlackBerry and Optus Business.

BlackBerry said “this is the foundation upon which clinicians and scientists can collate data from medical histories and clinical trials to assess the effectiveness of treatments and interventions.”

The software enables researchers to securely share critical research data and patient records in a heavily regulated environment, ultimately helping in the advancement of skin cancer research.

MIA is using BlackBerry Workspaces as the secure file storage and collaboration platform for its clinicians, researchers and external stakeholders.

Approved contributors in the network, such as scientists and doctors at different hospitals, can use BlackBerry Workspaces to save and share data from medical histories and clinical trials to assess the effectiveness of treatments and interventions.

This platform will enable research to share timely clinical data, reduce the risk of data leakage, improve patient outcomes and accelerate research efforts.

Ernie White, Chief Information Officer of Melanoma Institute of Australia said, “Our priority is to advance the treatment of melanoma, so any new technology must support the clinical journey for our clinicians, not interrupt it.

“As we continue to expand our research network, Melanoma Institute Australia is accelerating how our researchers can freely collaborate in a very regulated environment, while maintaining data integrity. BlackBerry Workspaces strikes that balance between security and ease-of-use, while helping to meet data compliance and our own digital transformation goals.”

Sara Jost, Global Healthcare Industry Lead at BlackBerry said, “BlackBerry works with health and research organisations around the world, protecting data, managing risk and improving efficiencies to help doctors, clinicians and researchers treat patients and save lives.”

BlackBerry recently told Which-50, 91 per cent of its revenue came from software. In the past year the company known for its mobile phones is now focusing more on enterprise software and security rather than consumer technology.

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