CSC, RIM launch 'super app' for UK clinicians on BlackBerry

Computer Sciences Corp. and Research in Motion have teamed up to develop a "super app" that will allow staff in several regions of England's National Health Service to access and update patient data on BlackBerry smartphones. The software, called Patient In Your Pocket, allows users outside hospitals and practices to view and update data about patients and their conditions, E-Health Insider reports. Data are encrypted both locally and on the network, and users also must log on to the BlackBerry with a smart card that is standard in the NHS. "We are essentially gluing everything together, working with all of the vendors to do what needs to be done as well as providing a managed service to support the technology, so we are really the system's integrator in all this," says Andrew Spence, UK director of healthcare strategy for CSC. Article