Planning the Next 3-5 Years of Your HealthTech Device Strategy

The Innovator’s Guide to Fleet Transformation

A solid hardware strategy is vital for optimizing the performance, scalability, and security of your HealthTech devices. Use our guide to plan a strategy for the next 3-5 years that will help you deliver superior patient care and stay ahead in a fast-paced tech landscape.

Safeguard the future of your HealthTech
devices with an expertly
crafted hardware strategy

What’s Inside the Guide

Get all the essential tips and tools to streamline your strategy planning.
Deep dives into key topics like silicon, hardware, and OS selection
Action plans for each strategy development stage
Key risks and complexities to consider
Evaluation tools like hardware checklists and comparison charts
Advice based on thousands of customer deployments
How Esper can support your journey
Android offers a poor end user experience
Android isn’t affordable — it’s cheap
Android is a cybersecurity risk
Android devices have short lifespans, so you’ll have to replace them sooner
Android hardware is inferior, isn’t it? And aren’t I stuck with ARM?
Android can and does power world-class device UX — but your approach matters
Android is the ideal platform for end-to-end fleet OpEx management
Android offers enterprise grade security — and the keys are in your hands
Android enables agile fleet evolution — but you need a partner to leverage it well
Android hardware is whatever you want it to be (including x86, with Esper)

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Dedicated device problem scenario


You want to build an app that works across GMS and AOSP

Esper Solution

Since you can't use the GMS dev tech stack in this scenario, Esper created the ability to support managed config across GMS and AOSP.
You get the tools to programmatically control your config and push out data payloads in a fine grained manner to apps running on your devices. With Esper you can group your devices and create a specific managed config for a certain set of devices, customers, etc.
Deep dives into key topics like silicon, hardware, and OS selection
Action plans for each strategy development stage
Key risks and complexities to consider
Evaluation tools like hardware checklists and comparison charts
Advice based on thousands of customer deployments
How Esper can support your journey

Learn from the dedicated device experts

Digital healthcare, or HealthTech, is accelerating at an unprecedented pace due to factors such as the need for remote care, decentralized clinical trials, and the power of connected wearable devices.
We’ve worked with numerous HealthTech organizations building anything from complex custom remote patient monitoring solutions to electronic clinical outcome assessment (eCOA) solutions for long-term decentralized clinical trials. In this ebook, we dive into five principles we’ve learned about building a strong foundation for your device fleet, so you can deftly navigate the inevitable challenges along the journey.

Goodbye mundane processes, hello limitless efficiency

Lula was on a mission to bring delivery to convenience stores, providing a lifeline for these essential businesses during the challenging times of the pandemic. They nailed the innovation, but found their manual device provisioning process was draining their time and resources. Enter Esper, which helped optimize Lula's operations with automated provisioning, enabling them to devote their full attention to serving their customers. 

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Pro Tip

Most MDMs are built to accommodate smartphones and tablets, but far fewer offer compatibility with mPoS, kiosks, ruggedized devices, smart fitness equipment, and telehealth devices. A smart approach to hardware procurement is key to mobile security, and this process should involve learning whether devices are compatible with your MDM.

  • 0: MDM is a best fit solution (probably)
  • 1-3: MDM is not a best fit solution and may slow you down  
  • 4-7: MDM is a poor fit and will cause problems
  • 7+: MDM is inappropriate for your use case
  • Read the full, detailed playbook. Everything you need from start to finish. 
  • Determine the best business model, hardware solutions, operating system, and a lot more for your business.
  • Discover why Android is the most versatile, longest lasting choice for device fleets.
  • Uncover advanced app delivery models for the ultimate in updates and agility. 
  • Recognize all the untapped potential devices can offer.
  • Learn why automation is the future of device management. (and how to get started)
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of respondents want a DevOps-based solution to help speed up time to market for new services and improvements
say they will use DevOps to help improve the user experience of apps and services
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Your Strategy Goes Beyond Deployment — And That’s Why We’re Here

After you’ve made the tough decisions and have your fleet planned, it’s time to consider how you’ll manage it. This is the last and potentially most important aspect of fleet planning, because what happens after deployment is where the magic is.

Once you get there, we’ve got you. We supercharge device management for telehealth devices, remote patient monitoring devices, tablets, kiosks, handheld clinic devices, and everything in between.

Quick Tip

Plan your hardware strategy in a three-to-five year timeframe. This window strikes a perfect balance between stability and adaptability. You have a reasonable horizon to implement goals and properly allocate resources while leaving room to adapt to rapidly changing business and technology landscapes. Success now and in the future — a win-win.

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