The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the healthcare industry by delivering more information in near-real time. New efficiencies can be achieved with this data that help improve processes in medical research, doctor-patient relationships, hospitals, and care facilities.
Helping you innovate the healthcare industry
IoT manufacturers develop new connected health solutions with help from our innovative technology solutions. If you are a solution developer, we have the expertise to help you bring to market devices across the continuum of care in the medical industry:
- Consumer-based, fitness tracking devices
- Wearable devices for biometric monitoring
- Stationary devices that monitor pumps and medical equipment
Prototype and design your healthcare devices and applications by taking advantage of our:
- Pre-certified modules
- Global SIM
- Control Center for service management
- Platforms and development tools
Connected care for remote patients
We are committed to serving the technology needs across the continuum of care — from hospitals to physicians to patients. Our suite of innovations for wireless, cloud, networking services and applications help to improve healthcare operations and patient outcomes.
Adoption of wellness tracking and virtual care solutions will reach 60 million households and 74 million users by 2019. – Parks Associates
Today’s healthcare organizations are challenged to make the most of their healthcare dollars by reducing costs while improving the speed and efficiencies of diagnosis and care.
IoT and remote monitoring can help caregivers improve processes and lower the impact of acute health problems – especially those that could send patients back to the hospital.
A platform for remote patient care
AT&T Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Software as a Service (SaaS) solution uses a cloud-based platform to connect customer-provided, Bluetooth-enabled peripherals with mobile devices and caregivers’ monitoring systems. Participants receive automated coaching and reminders, and are able to conduct video conference calls that are initiated by caregivers through an intuitive user interface. Patients with chronic illness can engage and adhere to their care plan via easy-to-use monitoring devices and simple-to-follow care plans – all from home.
Users can feel comfortable at both the SIM and device levels that patient data will be kept highly secure and that device use is limited to RPM purposes only.
Open platform – The open platform supporting RPM allows for easy customization and enables patient data to be automatically collected from in-home wireless medical peripherals (such as scales, monitors, and meters) and sent to a cloud-based system in near-real time.
Secure cloud-based portal – Clinicians and caregivers access an easy-to-use online portal to monitor patient status. Out-of-boundaries data received triggers an alert for the caregiver to take further action. Furthermore, the portal provides actionable data and enables advanced analytics and reporting to improve care planning and delivery.
Automation – Using the cloud-based portal, clinicians can easily set up automated reminders and ongoing coaching that patients receive on a user-friendly tablet.
Video conferencing – Clinicians can schedule video conference calls with patients as needed or between office visits – an option that is often more convenient for patients as well as more cost-efficient for providers. To video-chat with caregivers, patients can initiate a request for a video call via a tablet.
Choose the right partner for remote patient care
As your patient monitoring options multiply, selecting a partner who can meet the challenges posed by the changing healthcare and technology landscapes is crucial. We can help facilitate the implementation of reliable solutions for providers, payers, caregivers, and end users.
Get started with RPM today
To learn more about our RPM solutions, contact your account manager to begin talking about your organization’s needs.
Almost 7 million people in more than 5 million households will benefit from connected health monitoring solutions for their chronic conditions in the next 5 years. – Parks Associates
Help healthcare providers and patients stay connected and informed about their health and treatment by accessing wireless technologies such as those offered by AT&T.
That’s why we’ve teamed up with Dr. Lynda Chin, of the Institute for Health Transformation at the University of Texas System, on “Health Care Transformation” projects. These projects use our highly secure network to transmit information and pilot how patients and providers can connect from home.
Our latest project: Diabetes Obesity Control (Project DOC)
At the University of Texas System, Dr. Chin created a new Institute for Health Transformation, building on the cancer project from MD Anderson. Project DOC (Diabetes Obesity Control) is the flagship project of this new institute, aiming to use social, mobile, and cloud technology with cognitive analytic tools to extend the healthcare system beyond traditional hospitals and clinics to deliver personalized diabetes care to patients where they live, shop, and work. In this way, patients can be empowered to take better control of their diabetes with convenient and daily engagement with the healthcare system.
Project DOC collaborates with companies in the public and private sectors to design an ecosystem that seamlessly integrates information from care delivery providers, patients, family members, community members, and employers. It also includes local businesses such as retailers to help engage patients, incentivize and reinforce behavioral changes to stay healthier by consuming healthier diets, exercising more and taking medications regularly. As one of Project DOC's corporate allies, we are providing wired and wireless technology in a pilot to enable these solutions on a highly secure and seamless network.
In a recent technical feasibility test of the system, vital statistics such as blood pressure and weight measurements were collected at home via connected devices (blood pressure cuff, pulse oximeter) and transmitted over a highly secure network to a cloud-based platform using the AT&T network. The University compared the data collected at home with electronic medical record information. This test shows the power of the technological capabilities available today that can empower doctors to be better informed of how their patients are doing on a daily basis, and give them the chance to intervene.
Meet the team: Dr. Lynda Chin and the University of Texas System
Dr. Lynda Chin is the associate vice chancellor for Health Transformation and chief innovation officer of Health Affairs for the University of Texas System. The UT System is one of the largest university systems in the U.S., encompassing 16 institutions, including the world’s largest cancer center, MD Anderson Cancer Center. Previously, Dr. Chin was the founding chair of Genomic Medicine and scientific director of the Institute for Applied Cancer Science at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. In that role, she championed the use of technology and patient data to accelerate translational genomic research and to deliver evidence-based genomic medicine to all cancer patients, including those who can’t travel to Houston for expert care at MD Anderson. We have used our network connectivity to support Dr. Chin’s effort of creating a patient-centric cancer care system.
Dr. Lynda Chin, UT System, on developing better technology for healthcare. [:58]
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Pioneering is not a solo effort.
While we're proud of all of our accomplishments, we're always keenly aware of how they come to fruition: By listening to our customers. We make it a point to understand your challenges before proposing any solutions. And that goes double in the Internet of Things. Only when we work together can we truly pioneer a better future.