Finding alternative ways to help young patients
Association Aïda is a non-profit organization that helps young cancer patients all around France. Their fundamental mission is to support patients and their families throughout the illness. They also provide funding for research projects and raise awareness of childhood and adolescent cancer.
"We are a group of young people helping other young people. Currently, there are about 2 500 of us working all around France. Typically, we visit about 20 hospitals weekly to organize activities for young people with cancer," explains Loup Guyot, Administrative and Logistics Director at Aïda.
However, due to COVID-19, Aïda has been forced to suspend its activities in hospitals.
"To stay in touch with young cancer patients, we have sent out individual activity boxes to hospitals. However, as this doesn't replace face-to-face visits, we wanted to find a way to organize activities virtually."
Staying connected virtually through Android devices
To communicate with young patients and organize virtual activities, Aïda decided to send about 200 Android tablets to different hospitals. But before that could be done, they needed to find an easy way to ensure device users' privacy and the safe use of these devices.
"When the first wave of COVID-19 hit France, we faced the challenge of maintaining a connection with the young people who were quarantined in hospitals. Therefore, we wanted to deploy tablets to hospitals where these young cancer patients were taken care of. However, we also needed to secure users' privacy and prevent any improper use of devices, and that’s why we chose Miradore as MDM for our devices," describes Guyot.
"We also needed to secure users' privacy and prevent any improper use of devices, and that’s why we chose Miradore as MDM for our devices."
Quick implementation as a requirement
As the situation was moving quickly, Aïda needed to find a solution that both fulfilled their requirements and was easy to implement.
"This was our first time using Miradore, and we were able to deploy the first test device the same day the account was created. After that, it only took us a week to deploy the first batch of devices before sending them to hospitals. The Miradore team was also very reactive and helped us to deploy devices as quickly as possible," highlights Guyot.
"It only took us a week to deploy the first batch of devices before sending them to hospitals."
Today, Aïda uses Miradore to control and manage its tablets, and according to Guyot, the most significant benefits have been:
- fast and efficient deployment of a large number of devices
- perfect control of the device usage (data privacy, allowed apps, and restriction for device use)
- minimizing the risk of theft with device encryption
- easy monitoring and technical support