Verizon Wireless is working with BL Healthcare and
a number of customers and third-party providers to jointly trial
next-generation solutions for the delivery of remote healthcare
applications and services to patients. This initiative will provide a
unique approach for addressing issues associated with access to quality
healthcare and rising healthcare costs.
The solutions will leverage the next-generation BL Healthcare remote
health management platform and the secure, reliable network of Verizon
Wireless, along with an extensive list of third-party providers to
deliver "best of breed" applications and healthcare-related services to
patients remotely. It will also offer an alternative approach for
healthcare application developers and other healthcare service providers
to generate incremental revenue by marketing innovative new
applications and services that leverage their expertise and protocols.
The BL Healthcare solution empowers the patient and sets a new
standard for ease of use, requiring minimum training. The solution
opens up new opportunities for companies that wish to drive improved
patient outcomes, business improvement and cost reduction, in addition
to benefiting healthcare providers.
"Verizon Wireless selected BL Healthcare as an ecosystem developer
that best aligned with our vision of remote, patient-focused,
next-generation healthcare," said John Maschenic, director of healthcare
solutions for Verizon Wireless. "The BL Healthcare platform, combined
with the Verizon Wireless network, will help healthcare providers select
various applications and services based on their patients' conditions
and needs, giving the provider an active role in defining and managing a
patient healthcare and wellness program."
"Verizon Wireless has developed a unique and compelling vision that
will change how healthcare-related services are delivered," said Michael
Mathur, president and CEO of BL Healthcare. "We believe that this will
result in a new paradigm for healthcare management that will put the
patient in control of managing their health and wellness and will result
in dramatic improvements in the overall quality and efficiency of
healthcare while reducing costs. We are proud and excited to be working
with Verizon Wireless as a partner to make this vision a
For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services
specific to healthcare and other industries, go to http://b2b.vzw.com/industrysolutions/index.html
or call 1-800-VZW-4BIZ.