CommuniTake protects remote patient monitoring

  • January 17, 2023
  • Steve Rogerson

To help healthcare providers improve security and patient care operations, Israeli firm CommuniTake is introducing an IoT wireless data terminal that looks like a smartphone.

The purpose-built device is for connecting remote patient monitoring sensors safely.

Over the past few years, the healthcare industry has faced cyber crime, compelling healthcare providers to protect their operations.

Remote patient monitoring providers have experienced huge liabilities and operational uncertainties when bonding their medical sensors kit with regular commercial smartphones: device and operating system security vulnerabilities; obtaining multiple device models for worldwide coverage; inability to control device lifecycle and software updates; lengthy and cumbersome onboarding process; limited freedom in developing dedicated apps; and expensive mobile device management system add-on.

The healthcare-focused IntactMed device helps connected care provider optimise security, manage costs, operate efficiently, and provide better remote care for patients.

It includes an OS-fused cyber defence through hardened firmware without the vulnerabilities of commercial operating systems. The custom firmware supports centrally managed defence controls for complete and continuous protection against cyber attacks.

Delivery and onboarding require only apps and services. Healthcare-specific features include quickly granting full system permissions to apps, mass APN settings, no notifications configuration, a lock-task mode for accessing allowed-only apps, on-charging activation, and a customisable user interface.

Built-in mobile device management delivers granular visibility and use policies into the IntactMed assets. Device management built into the operating system ensures always-monitored devices.

Designed with the active participation of tier-one healthcare providers, IntactMed allows a controlled device lifecycle, including model longevity, no-surprise updates, and global availability with only four SKUs. It is enterprise-grade and built for large-scale global deployment.

IntactMed is an IoT wireless data terminal in the form factor of a smartphone. It supports targeted, effective, distraction-free user experience by the medical use case.

“Commercial off-the-shelf smartphones prevent connected care organisations from being able to execute quickly healthcare-specific best practices,” said Itai Bass, vice president at CommuniTake Technologies. “The IntactMed device is the most adequate, secure and practical handset to connect medical kits. The purpose-built handset constitutes an unprecedented value proposition to connected care operations on building the alignment between mobile security, operational efficiencies and remote patient care imperatives.”

The CommuniTake Intact mobile security platform unites military-grade security in affordable purpose-built mobile devices, improves connected devices’ security level, and can lower remote healthcare-grade deployments’ implementation costs and risks.