HOUSTON, June 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* opened the doors to its AT&T Foundry innovation center for Connected Health today in Houston. Our newest innovation facility will focus on digital health solutions from inside Texas Medical Center's (TMC) Innovation Institute in Houston.
Health care providers across the country are working out a difficult equation. When faced with a shortage of doctors and nurses but an influx of patients, how do you improve care while still lowering costs? Together with companies from across the health care industry, our teams are using our skills and technology to address problems facing the industry today.
"We've been listening to the health care industry, many of whom are already customers, about the challenges they face today," said Chris Penrose, Senior Vice President, Internet of Things, AT&T. "We want to help create stronger connections between caregivers and patients. By applying the Foundry model and IoT insights into health care, we can help providers accomplish their goals."
"The Houston AT&T Foundry is unique because it's located directly among our potential customers. We'll collaborate with the hospitals, clinics, startups, and other TMC facilities to address big problems in the industry," said Igal Elbaz, Vice President, Ecosystem and Innovation, AT&T. "Working with Texas Medical Center and their network of hospitals and researchers will help strengthen and accelerate the innovation we bring to market."
"The opening of the AT&T Foundry at the Texas Medical Center demonstrates how global industry leaders are playing an essential role in advancing the life science and innovation ecosystem," said Robert C. Robbins, M.D., President and CEO of the Texas Medical Center. "Digital health is the next frontier for innovation as we work to improve the way we take care of patients in our hospitals, ultimately extending that care beyond hospital walls and into patients' daily lives at home."
AT&T will also play an active role within TMC Innovation. Our doors are open to TMC's programs to use our technology in their solutions.
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About Texas Medical Center
The Texas Medical Center (TMC) is the largest life science destination in the world, with eight million patients and their families visiting TMC every year. Its 56 member institutions include 21 hospitals, 13 support organizations, eight academic and research institutions, six nursing programs, three public health organizations, three medical schools, two universities, two pharmacy schools and a dental school. Recently, TMC announced its vision for transforming the area with the creation of the TMC3 Innovation Campus, a new 30-acre development that will promote further research collaboration and innovation. Learn more at tmc.edu.
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