Bittium SafeMove® secure connectivity software successfully implemented at GDE Trust in Worcestershire to provide community nurses with simple and secure access to critical clinical systems

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust is one of the Global Digital Exemplars, delivering exceptional care through the use of world-class digital technology and innovation

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Free for release on March 21, 2019 at 2pm (CET +1)

Bittium SafeMove® secure connectivity software successfully implemented at GDE Trust in Worcestershire to provide community nurses with simple and secure access to critical clinical systems

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust is one of the Global Digital Exemplars, delivering exceptional care through the use of world-class digital technology and innovation

Oulu, Finland, March 21, 2019 – Bittium SafeMove® secure connectivity software has been successfully implemented at Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust to ensure its 2000 community nurses with simple and secure remote access to critical clinical systems. With SafeMove®, community care workers equipped with Windows and Android devices, enjoy secure, hassle-free access to all needed applications via the Trust’s network, at the point of care. Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust is one of the chosen Global Digital Exemplars* (GDEs) which are internationally recognised NHS providers delivering exceptional care through the use of world-class digital technology and innovation. Exemplars will share their learning and experiences to enable other Trusts to follow in their footsteps as quickly and effectively as possible.

The Trust has about 2000 community care workers using both Windows and Android devices. These workers work outside the hospital environment and they require state-of-the-art security in their arsenal to protect the confidentiality of health data in motion and to defend against cyber threats. They also need tools to optimize connectivity of their devices. Bittium SafeMove® provides them with technology that is both secure and easy to use, thus making a perfect companion for agile mobile work. Using Bittium SafeMove® Analytics, the Trust can easily monitor actual usage of devices in the community; compare performance of Android against Windows devices; and identify ways to optimize network connectivity.

As Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust employs both Android and Windows devices within their fleet, SafeMove’s security and device management features across both device platforms are key for efficient mobile fleet management. Administrators have always up-to-date visibility on the devices and can ensure that latest security policies are always applied.

“Simplifying secure remote access to key clinical applications for our community team was a top priority.  By reducing the number of steps to get connected and removing the need to enter complex tokens on mobile devices, Bittium SafeMove® has significantly improved the user experience. Our users now have secure, simple and reliable access to the Trust’s network when providing care in patients’ homes. This will translate to better patient outcomes, which, of course is our primary goal within Worcestershire Health and Care,” says David Brown, Accociate Director of IT at Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust.

”We feel privileged to be involved in developing next generation’s mobile working solution with Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. It is very rewarding to work with such an innovator as Mr. David Brown and his team. Their advanced way of thinking and the ability to embrace novel working methods in health care drives SafeMove® products even further in the forefront of secure mobile work,“ says Juha Eskelin, Head of SafeMove® solutions at Bittium. “Being able to work with a GDE like Worcestershire helps us to define and implement best mobile working practices for other NHS Trusts moving forward,” continues Mr. Eskelin.

More information about Bittium SafeMove solutions is available on our website at https://www.bittium.com/secure-communications-connectivity/secure-remote-access-for-care-workers.

Further information:

Juha Eskelin
Head of Bittium SafeMove solutions
Tel. +358 (0)40 3443507
Email: communications(a)bittium.com

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Bittium is a trusted Finnish company with over 30 years of experience in advanced radio communication technologies and biosignal processing. As a pioneer in remote access solutions, Bittium provides easy-to-use SafeMove® software solutions to deliver highly secure and seamless connectivity to mobile workers regardless of time, place or network. SafeMove® product portfolio has been designed for outstanding performance even in the most challenging network conditions. It is widely used in demanding environments, such as public safety, healthcare, utilities and defense forces. Net sales in 2018 were EUR 62.8 million and operating profit was EUR 2.8 million. Bittium is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Exchange. www.bittium.com

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