1. needforbbx's Avatar
    With all the NantHealth news on the front page, this appears just in time:

    (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd and NantHealth, a healthcare-focused data provider, launched a secure cancer genome browser on Sunday, giving doctors the ability to access patients' genetic data on the BlackBerry Passport smartphone.

    Earlier this year, BlackBerry bought a minority stake in privately held NantHealth. The mobile technology company sees healthcare as one of the niche sectors in which it has an advantage, due to the heightened focus on patient privacy and BlackBerry's vast networks that can manage and secure data on mobile devices.

    The company said the cancer genome browser on the BlackBerry Passport enables deep, interactive reporting on genomics data for physicians. It gives oncologists a tool to view individual genetic alternations in a disease and allows them to highlight relevant treatment options.

    BlackBerry launched the square-screened Passport device in September, the oddly shaped device was fashioned in a sense to tailor to the needs of the physicians, with a wider screen that allows for better viewing of X-rays, scans and documents.

    "Our partnership with BlackBerry has really been able to create a scalable super-computer in the palm of the hands of the doctor," said Patrick Soon-Shiong, chief executive of NantHealth.

    BlackBerry Chief Executive John Chen said he expects this roll-out to get healthcare professionals interested in the Passport‎.

    The genome browser is fully encrypted to allow deployment to enable clinicians to securely access patient data as soon as it is available, wherever they are.

    The browser will be demonstrated at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in January and it will be pre-loaded on BlackBerry Passport devices and available to the professional community in early 2015. The browser will also be available on certain other devices running on rival platforms, but secured by BlackBerry's network.

    California-based NantHealth, whose cloud-based platform already connects thousands of medical devices in hospitals, was founded by Soon-Shiong, a surgeon and businessman, who made billions of dollars selling his two former companies, American Pharmaceutical Partners and Abraxis BioScience.

    Soon-Shiong said the BlackBerry and NantHealth will continue to collaborate on software and hardware, and he said that the two are already working on a new device that will revolutionize the transport of big data sets. Details on this will be outlined early next year.
    BlackBerry, NantHealth launch cancer genome browser | Reuters
    12-08-14 05:55 AM
  2. needforbbx's Avatar
    Interesting ... Blackberry has a minority stake in NantHealth and NantHealth goes public next year.

    Viewing A Genome On A Blackberry Phone - Forbes
    bakron1 and geekaren like this.
    12-08-14 06:03 AM
  3. world traveler and former ceo's Avatar
    Interesting ... Blackberry has a minority stake in NantHealth and NantHealth goes public next year.

    Viewing A Genome On A Blackberry Phone - Forbes
    Yep!! Could be a big win for Blackberry in more ways than one....

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    12-08-14 06:35 AM
  4. fattyacid's Avatar
    I'd rather have the doctor look at my genome through a secure BlackBerry than with anything else.

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    12-08-14 07:06 AM
  5. early2bed's Avatar
    I'd rather have the doctor look at my genome through a secure BlackBerry than with anything else.
    I'm sure your doctor would be satisfied with a concise up-to-date medical history but if your genome is available I guess it couldn't hurt. It needs to be secure, however, since you wouldn't want anyone to be able to clone you because the database was hacked. That would be worse even then identity theft.
    12-08-14 08:07 AM
  6. hpjrt's Avatar
    What some people neglect to realize is that not everyone has a concise medical history. There are a lot of adoptees who have absolutely no medical history beyond themselves. Things that may have killed parents, grandparents and great-grandparents and which may have a hereditary impact on the individual are completely unknown.

    Believe me, I know.

    I find it encouraging to know that at some point soon knowledge of one's familial medical history will be moot.

    Posted from my BlackBerry Passport
    12-08-14 08:47 AM
  7. THBW's Avatar
    Hmm, I like the last couple of sentences. We are just seeing the tip of the iceberg. Something bigger is going on and I suspect they are talking about integrated information management. Electronic records on a massive scale? It is going to get interesting.

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    12-08-14 10:16 AM
  8. redlightblinking's Avatar
    I'm surprised nobody mentioned the story on 60 minutes last night in which the Dr. held his Passport for a close up, and the corespondent actually mentioned BlackBerry. There were 3-4 shots of the phone phone in his hand or in use.
    12-08-14 10:23 AM
  9. abwan11's Avatar
    Hmm, I like the last couple of sentences. We are just seeing the tip of the iceberg. Something bigger is going on and I suspect they are talking about integrated information management. Electronic records on a massive scale? It is going to get interesting.

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    Good point, I'm not sure if it is available today, but I would hope that a medical history file be available to answer questions for patients, especially those in need of immediate assistance , any where in the world. BlackBerry should be the Google of medical records. Safe, and secure.

    Am I missing something? Just in emergency situations alone, they could be 911 for medical info. Collaboration between staff members in an emergency could be grouped with immediate updates etc. From ems, to nurses doctor police, whatever.

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    12-08-14 12:57 PM
  10. early2bed's Avatar
    I hope that NantHealth and Blackberry have this info nice and secure. You wouldn't want North Korea to crack Sony Pictures to get a hold of the genomes from the cast of The Expendables and a few years later send over a clone army to kick our butts.
    12-08-14 01:04 PM
  11. abwan11's Avatar
    Just read this,:

    Soon-Shiong said the BlackBerry and NantHealth will continue to collaborate on software and hardware, and he said that the two are already working on a new device that will revolutionize the transport of big data sets. Details on this will be outlined early next year.

    Posted via CB10
    12-08-14 03:15 PM
  12. Prem WatsApp's Avatar
    I'd rather have the doctor look at my genome through a secure BlackBerry than with anything else.

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    Yeah, Android...
    so it's slurped up into the Google Cloud in no time... :-)

    ? ? ? Zzzzwipetyped from The Maskport - Zzzzmoqin'.... ? ? ?
    12-08-14 04:01 PM
  13. Powdah's Avatar
    Problem is - at this time and in the near future this affects at the most - .05% of practicing medical providers. My wife being a provider, a specialist in nephrology, sees no advantage for quite awhile.

    On another note - if any Docs want to move to central WA, contact me, I get a $10,000 recruitment fee. All specialties including family practice.
    12-08-14 04:18 PM
  14. Glenn Biddle's Avatar
    A lot intelligent people people cannot see what's just over the horizon. Not even in their own field "man will not be able to fly for at least 50 years " Wilbur Wright 1901.

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    12-08-14 07:05 PM
  15. neteng1000's Avatar
    Just read this,:

    Soon-Shiong said the BlackBerry and NantHealth will continue to collaborate on software and hardware, and he said that the two are already working on a new device that will revolutionize the transport of big data sets. Details on this will be outlined early next year.

    Posted via CB10
    New device? Wonder what it could be??

    Posted via CB10
    12-08-14 07:42 PM
  16. bakron1's Avatar
    Just read this,:

    Soon-Shiong said the BlackBerry and NantHealth will continue to collaborate on software and hardware, and he said that the two are already working on a new device that will revolutionize the transport of big data sets. Details on this will be outlined early next year.

    Posted via CB10
    I also seen this and it should get real interesting next year. At the moment though, I want to see if this quarter is a winner for the company?

    We should all know on the 19th and I know it's going to be a good one because that's my birthday.

    Sent from my lovely passport on T Mobile USA
    12-09-14 04:41 AM
  17. lotuslanderz's Avatar
    New device? Wonder what it could be??

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    Tablet??
    12-11-14 01:05 AM
  18. lotuslanderz's Avatar
    I'm really curious to see what this browser looks like and to see it in action. Will it analyze any genome(eg plants, other animals) uploaded to the server? Will the server be at the NOC or will it be local? Anyway, I find this all quite interesting and I'm looking forward to seeing how this all develops.
    12-11-14 01:20 AM
  19. Prem WatsApp's Avatar
    Tablet??
    I "hate" to post this again, but a Chen stated that "No doubt, we're working on it"... :-)))



    "Medical" tablet with keyboard?

    ? ? ? Zzzzwipetypetapped from The Maskport - Zzzzmoqin'.... ? ? ?
    12-12-14 07:43 AM

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