With pandemics still a cause for concern for organizations about their employees’ health, it is critical that they are equipped with smart wearable devices that enable them to efficiently secure the health of their workforce.
Today, Healthcare organizations across the world are challenged with creating, sourcing, and maintaining the hardware and technology that makes things like telehealth, specialty care, and remote patient monitoring possible. This is further compounded by the lack of enterprise-grade devices available today. Smart devices available on the market were built for consumers and they lack the granular ability to customize and control the device’s operating system for building an enterprise product.
Currently, many organizations are forced to buy generic tablets and smartphones that come equipped with a variety of unnecessary apps and are rigidly locked down in terms of customizing the operating system. With consumer devices, businesses often struggle to get access to the raw data that might be collected by the sensors, which can be extremely important, especially if they’re trying to monitor patients or carry out big innovations in healthcare.
“There is a clear need for personalized, comprehensive care – especially for patients who require special care for serious, pre-existing conditions, such as cardiac health issues or epilepsy that require monitoring,” says Nancy Xiao. She further added, “For patients managing these health conditions, instead of going to the doctor for an annual checkup, smart devices can help deliver more regular touch points with their physician throughout the year to understand where trends in their metrics are going and how to proactively get ahead of treatment rather than having to treat something after the fact.”
To make a successful smart device for a healthcare use case, an organization needs reliable access to devices. Meaning, they shouldn’t have to deal with supply chain issues, the ability to access and customize the operating system, complete control over software updates, and the ability to customize and lock down the device’s features. This is where Mason comes into the picture.
The innovator of only fully managed infrastructure for developing and dedicated smart devices, Mason helps healthcare providers to amass a more comprehensive picture of their patient’s health via customized patient monitoring devices. For example, a hospital can build tailored applications that access biometric data and deploy a fleet of connected devices that spans the entire healthcare ecosystem – from wearable devices that monitor patients’ vital signs to tablets that receive, record, and track patient health statuses from the information provided by the wearable.
Why Choose Mason?
The connected smart device market has traditionally been fragmented—it requires a sophisticated and costly combination of custom enterprise hardware, a fully customizable enterprise-scale operating system, the application software itself, and a mechanism to oversee product lifecycle and service delivery. Mason eliminates these barriers to entry by providing organizations with a “one-stop-shop” to build, deploy, and manage their connected smart devices.
Even if an organization has already developed and deployed a smart device, they’re likely still spending countless hours and capital to maintain each and every device. This quickly becomes a huge headache spanning connectivity and data plans, troubleshooting, security patches, software updates, the list goes on. With Mason, organizations can offload all of the work associated with developing, deploying, and maintaining a fleet of connected devices and instead focus on the growth of their business and creating great experiences for their customers.
The only thing a company needs to get started building on the Mason Smart Device Platform is an Android app. Using Mason’s developer and deployment tools, businesses can easily manage what’s on the device. With Mason, a company can actually manage different pieces of the hardware that they wouldn’t be able to do with a consumer device.
The Road Ahead
Mason desires to expand its service offerings with its wearable smart devices beyond healthcare and into technology such as transportation, retail, and hospitality. “The opportunities are endless and only bound by the limits of our imaginations. Our visions at Mason is to work on behalf of humanity and enable any company to become innovators,” adds Nancy Xiao.
In the upcoming years, Mason aims to make major investments in its fleet management services, core platforms, and across its device lineup. “We’re also going to be pushing the limits of what smart devices are available to enterprises. Yes, there’s your standard tablet, phone, scanner device…but we want to truly reimagine the experiences we can deliver for retail and hospitality with connected smart devices and form factors at the forefront of a business’ path to winning and innovating,” concludes Nancy Xiao.
As Mason’s CEO, Nancy Xiao is responsible for day-to-day company leadership as well as driving its next stage of innovation. She previously served as the President of Mason – overseeing the company’s meteoric growth both in terms of company expansion and platform adoption. A mobile technology and hardware industry veteran, Nancy has undertaken complex challenges, from pushing the boundaries of VR to enabling companies to build their own smart hardware product lines.