• How This Doctor's BlackBerry Passport Helped Save A Patient's Life

    Doctor Abhishek Puri, an Oncologist in India, relies on technology to help him with his daily job of being a radiation oncologist. Dr. Puri also uses a BlackBerry Passport and he relied on it heavily when a patient of his quickly suffered a turn for the worse.

    Dr. Puri was out of town on personal business when one of his patient's health began to deteriorate. The patient's wife contacted Dr. Puri via BBM Protected. Dr. Puri had his patient's file on his BlackBerry and was able to determine the best treatment for his patient, which was an immediate transfer to intensive care.

    Inside BlackBerry Blog's Nicholas Greene was able to do a quick interview with Dr. Puri about his work, his patient and his BlackBerry.

    Greene: Walk us through an average workday. How does BlackBerry play in?

    Dr. Puri: My workday starts at 7 in the morning. I use my device to scan through subscribed BBM channels and catch up with friends in different BBM groups. This is followed by emails and replies to BBM initiated chats; BBM remains the only social network on my device.

    I use BBM to plan out the day with work colleagues, and I’ve slowly convinced a few of my patients to join me on BBM Protected. Establishing constant communication with them allows me to better understand their needs and more effectively follow up with them for treatment. And because BlackBerry Hub and Calendar are organically linked, it’s very easy to share any necessary details.

    Constant phone calls and coordination of departmental workflow are also done on my BlackBerry. The hospital environment is constantly changing, forcing us to move quickly. Thanks to the Hub, I’m able to keep track of patient consultations, handle work-related emails, keep in contact with my team, and manage treatments; despite this heavy use, the battery seems to last forever!
    I also rely on BlackBerry Blend to multi-task at home.
    You can read more about Dr. Puri and the rest of the interview here.
    Source: IBB

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