Optus has deployed BlackBerry's secure content collaboration platform Workspaces to the Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA) to enable researchers to securely share critical research data and patient records.
Specifically, the BlackBerry solution is being used by MIA as the secure file storage and collaboration platform for its clinicians, researchers and external stakeholders.
Scientists and doctors at different hospitals can use the platform to save and share data from medical histories and clinical trials to assess the effectiveness of treatments and interventions.
MIA expects the platform will reduce the risk of data leakage, improve patient outcomes and accelerate research efforts.
"Our priority is to advance the treatment of melanoma, so any new technology must support the clinical journey for our clinicians, not interrupt it," said Ernie White, CIO at the Melanoma Institute of Australia.
"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," he added.
The data can be confidentially and quickly shared inside and outside the organisation according to BlackBerry and Optus.
"Healthcare is regularly in the spotlight as one of the most vulnerable sectors to data breaches here in Australia," said John Paitaridis, managing director at Optus Business.
"Optus wants to help change that by partnering with industry-leading organisations to help our customers to shore up defences and provide secure and trusted solutions that help them make that leap from legacy systems to digital transformation."