During its recent BoxWorks 2014 event, Box unveiled Box for Industries, a set of enterprise content collaboration solutions aimed at “transforming how businesses across verticals work with information.”
According to the company’s co-founder and CEO Aaron Levie, Box is looking to build tailored offerings for industries, with three initial solutions including Box for Healthcare, Box for Retail and Box for Media & Entertainment. These solutions are underpinned by Box Workflow, a new technology that powers intelligent business processes on the Box platform.
“Every industry is experiencing information-driven transformation differently,” said Levie said. “The first wave of the cloud empowered people to be more mobile, productive and collaborative. Now we have an opportunity to move beyond organic, user-driven productivity gains, and change the very processes and even businesses models that define the way organizations across verticals operate and compete.”
Box for Healthcare
Box is working with industry partners to provide medical teams with access to health information, streamline collaboration between physicians for improved care coordination, and optimize IT investments across the board.Box for Healthcare connects disparate parties from across the healthcare continuum to “foster collaboration and better health outcomes.” Box will offer tailored solutions built on the Box platform to address key healthcare industry challenges, including mobile access and HIPAA compliance, care coordination, and accelerated research.
The company developed these solutions based on its experience working with leading healthcare customers such as MD Anderson Cancer Center, St. Joseph’s Health, Mount Sinai Health System, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, GlaxoSmithKline, Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Boston Scientific.
Moreover, Box is also working with other industry partners like CareCloud, drchrono, DICOM Grid, Spok, Inc., TigerText and Code Green Networks to provide medical teams with anywhere access to health information, streamline collaboration between physicians for improved care coordination, and optimize IT investments across applications, infrastructure and devices.
“As we move toward implementing more mobile devices and leveraging the cloud in healthcare to reduce our IT burden, we needed an efficient way to share and store data in a secure environment,” said Bill Russell, CIO at St. Joseph Health. “Box provides a HIPAA complaint file sharing solution that is easy to roll out and simple to administer, allowing us to put valuable information at our staff’s fingertips without exposing sensitive data to unauthorized users in the cloud.”
Over the coming months, Box will continue to work with its customers and partners to develop and deliver new solutions on top of Box’s platform that are designed for these industries and others, including financial services, life sciences and education. And to reach even more clients, they have formed an alliance with Accenture to help accelerate adoption of the Box for Industries solutions.