BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon announced today that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance for Converged Health Management, a cloud-based, remote patient-monitoring medical device. This marks the first time Verizon has sought and gained FDA clearance for a healthcare solution.
Verizon's new solution, which resides in the company's HIPAA-ready cloud, provides clinicians with access to up-to-date patient data from connected biometric devices so they can more efficiently monitor and manage patients from their home, or when they are on the go.
Health management remains an untapped area with the potential for enabling clinicians to help patients help themselves through improved awareness of their condition. In addition, access to up-to-date patient health data enables clinicians to deliver more personalized care to patients.
"Verizon is committed to improving the dynamics of the U.S. healthcare system," said Dr. Peter Tippett, chief medical officer and vice president, Verizon Innovation Incubator. "By leveraging our mobile health expertise, HIPAA-ready cloud, 4G LTE wireless network and leading security solutions, Verizon is uniquely positioned to drive innovation in healthcare. Converged Health Management will accelerate focus on care management through mobile technologies as patients increasingly take more responsibility for their health.
"Verizon continues to invest in transformational technologies that address some of the nation's biggest challenges in healthcare," stated Tippett.
Verizon's Converged Health Management solution will be commercially available in late 2013.
Verizon's healthcare practice offers a comprehensive portfolio of managed, IT and consulting services and mobile health solutions. Our vision is to create a healthier world in which individuals and healthcare organizations are empowered with innovative digital technologies that improve health outcomes, lower the cost of healthcare and transform access to care. Verizon is focused on improving healthcare delivery through increased patient engagement, enhanced patient-provider communication and better coordinated care delivery.
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