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BlackBerry to launch cancer genome app for doctors

telecom | 12/08/2014 8:03 pm EST

BlackBerry Inc.’s new Passport phone will support an application that allows doctors to access their patients’ genetic data. The company said in a press release Monday that the NantOmics Cancer Genome Browser “enables deep, interactive reporting on genomics data for physicians and other treatment providers in clinical settings — for example, giving oncologists a powerful view into the individual genetic alternations that make each patient’s disease unique and highlighting relevant treatment options.” It added that it is the first of a series of offerings for heath-care professionals being developed by Blackberry and NantWorks subsidiary NantHealth LLC, a health-care IT company. The app will be available early next year. BlackBerry said in April it had...

BlackBerry plans collaboration with health-tech company

telecom | 04/15/2014 3:57 pm EDT

BlackBerry Ltd. on Tuesday said it had made an investment in and was planning to collaborate with a heath-technology company in the United States. The Canadian smartphone maker did not disclose the amount it invested in NantHealth LLC, though it did say in a press release it would work with NantHealth on heath-care networks that meet guildelines under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) in the U.S.  This act, according the website of the U.S. Department of Health, sets “national standards for electronic health care transactions and code sets, unique...