Healthcare Industry Turns to DeviceAnywhere
As the Senate Finance Committee writes incentive bonuses for IT into the new "America's Healthy Future Act" reform bill, there already exists a fast-growing roster of vendors and healthcare organizations delivering mobile applications that make health management more efficient, accessible, and cost-effective for the shared benefit of physicians, healthcare providers and consumers alike.
And when it comes to testing these mobile applications to ensure they meet high standards of reliability, security and quality of service — attributes with potentially life-saving or jeopardizing consequences — an increasing number of providers are placing their trust in DeviceAnywhere.
Four leading healthcare organizations — EosHealth, Sensei Inc., STAT!Ref, and one of the largest health insurers in the United States — have recently selected the DeviceAnywhere Test Center, which provides remote access to over 2,000 real handsets, on live worldwide mobile networks remotely over the Internet. Unlike emulator/simulator-based solutions, DeviceAnywhere employs real, physical handsets that allow tasks such as pressing device buttons, tapping on touch screens, viewing the LCD, and listening to ringers and speakers.
Quality of service can't be left to chance for any healthcare provider developing mobile applications. However, this is especially true when the health insurance company is part of the largest single health carrier in the United States, providing health care services to more than 25 million consumers with a network of approximately 590,000 physicians and care professionals nationwide. For an organization of this size, they often select technology partners such as DeviceAnywhere, who share their company's commitment to excellence and innovation.
EosHealth, a provider of mobile health and wellness programs that gives consumers anytime, anywhere access to personalized interactive medical, educational, nutritional and lifestyle resources via their personal cell phone, has been using the DeviceAnywhere Test Center for the past seven months. Since then, DeviceAnywhere has helped accelerate EosHealth's product development cycle so significantly that they're porting now to nearly 200 devices and platforms — in the same amount of time that they used to port for 30-40 — making their mobile health applications available to a considerably larger audience of consumers.
Not surprisingly, security and reliability resonate as two of the top priorities for Sensei Inc. as well. As a provider of innovative mobile and Web-based solutions that prompt consumers at point-of-decision moments to make healthier eating, medical and lifestyle choices, Sensei relies on DeviceAnywhere to ensure that their consumers receive their personalized nutrition and health counseling on a consistent and confidential basis. After all, when customers count on Sensei mobile programs for critical reminders to take their medications or make on-the-spot decisions related to healthy eating choices, there is no room for error in downtime or compatibility issues between users' devices and networks.
STAT!Ref is a subscription-based online medical reference library developed by Teton Data Systems (TDS) that allows healthcare professionals, students, doctors, nurses and dentists to search for information among all of the titles available. When Teton Data decided to make the STAT!Ref product line available across a variety of mobile devices and operating systems, it wanted to ensure it maintained the streamlined look and feel of their premier online service, yet wanted to conduct the testing within a simple, intuitive and easy-to-learn format interface.
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