Sprint targets healthcare with M2M Command Center

By Brian Dolan
08:15 am

sprint-logoSprint recently launched its M2M Command Center, a secure web portal that allows health agency enterprises to remotely manage thousands of wireless devices used for chronic health condition management.

While healthcare is expected to be the primary industry for the Command Center, transportation and energy management customers are also expected to use the platform, according to the mobile operator. Companies will retain flexibility on the types of wireless devices the platform will manage. Devices can be added, removed, suspended or unsuspended. In addition, a "shoulder-tap" feature lets users awaken a powered-down device.

"Caregivers use wireless devices in home health kits to manage chronic conditions such as asthma, congestive heart failure, diabetes, hypertension and obesity," Wayne Ward, vice president of the Sprint Emerging Solutions Group told eWEEK. Agencies can also track people diagnosed with Alzheimer's or dementia, or help people manage devices for fitness and weight management. Users can schedule wireless devices to operate at specific times of the day (or at a certain location), as well as monitor tasks like a patient's blood sugar, according to Ward.

Ward believes that the M2M Command Center will speed time to market for connected health devices: "Health care companies will be able to activate and manage connected devices quickly, getting them into the patient's hands sooner," Ward said.

Read the eWeek post for more


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