Verizon made its 1st move in the healthcare market, announcing FDA clearance of its remote patient monitoring medical device.
The device, called Converged Health Management, is system designed to keep tabs on patients remotely, which the broadband wireless provider said is hosted in a HIPAA-compliant cloud.
The device links up different biometric devices that the patient can wear at home, in care settings or during their daily lives.
The company championing its wireless service and networks as a way to " help patients help themselves" by tracking personal health metrics, part of a growing trend of patient-driven medicine.
"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," said Dr. Peter Tippett, the medical chief of Verizon’s Innovation Incubator.
"Converged Health Management will accelerate focus on care management through mobile technologies as patients increasingly take more responsibility for their health," he continued, in prepared remarks.