February 4, 2014
AT&T has recruited Scripps Health cardiologist and digital health guru Dr. Eric Topol to be the company's new Chief Medical Advisor. In the new position, the company said in a statement, Topol will "impact the design, development and delivery of AT&T's healthcare IT solutions, connecting the healthcare ecosystem to enhance health outcomes and care delivery processes for patients and their...
December 5, 2013
AT&T on Wednesday officially launched its mobile personal emergency response system (mPERS) to both the consumer and enterprise markets.
The system, called AT&T EverThere, provides modern passive monitoring — with automatic fall detection — as well as GPS location and cellular connectivity over the public AT&T wireless network for use outside the home. There also is a panic button for...
September 9, 2013
After nearly two years as AT&T's chief medical information officer (CMIO), Dr. Geeta Nayyar has joined care coordination company PatientPoint as its CMIO.
Since hiring Nayyar in 2011, AT&T's ForHealth has launched various partnerships and programs.
In February of 2012, ForHealth launched a beta version of its AT&T Developer Center ForHealth, which aimed to help mobile health app...
May 28, 2013
Up until a few weeks ago Mikhail Rozenfeld led business development and strategy for AT&T's ForHealth Solutions group. Perhaps most notably he launched the company's home health management and mobile personal emergency response product Numera Libris in February. Prior to Rozenfeld's two years at AT&T, he worked at venture capital firm SFW Capital Partners as an associate, and now that he'...
March 8, 2013
Emmi Solutions' patient engagement software.
Whether intentional or coincidental, the timing of Clay Christensen's controversial Wall Street Journal editorial on "The Coming Failure of ACOs" was interesting, putting Christensen's well-rooted skepticism at the forefront of the conversation going into HIMSS 2013, where ACOs were a dominant topic of discussion. Christensen contends that ACOs will...
March 5, 2013
Mayo Clinic's app: Patient
When Stage 2 of the federal electronic health records (EHR) incentive program known as meaningful use begins in October (for hospitals) and in January 2014 (for physicians), compliance for the first time will not be completely in the hands of providers.
Stage 2 rules require participants to give at least half of their patients the ability to view and download their own...
February 8, 2013
Walgreens CEO Gregory Wasson
Verizon announced the election of Walgreens CEO Gregory Wasson to its board of directors, just a week after AT&T added retired Humana CEO Michael McCallister to its board.
Wasson has been Walgreens CEO since 2009, working his way up within the company from pharmacy intern in 1980. Walgreens has been a strong driver of mobile health engagement, with a hugely...
December 10, 2012
Rather than partner with an existing sensor maker, AT&T has created its own device to measure pollutants that could set off asthma attacks and warn people with asthma that it may not be safe to spend a lot of time outside.
The telecommunications giant, through its AT&T ForHealth initiative, previewed the sensor, called Asthma Triggers, at last week's mHealth Summit in National Harbor, Md...
August 9, 2012
Alere has inked a deal with AT&T to market WellDoc's DiabetesManager mobile health program to health plans to offer disease management programs as well as to corporate payers. WellDoc and AT&T began co-marketing DiabetesManager in October 2010.
DiabetesManager is a mobile-enabled diabetes management application and service that helps adults with type 2 diabetes to better self-manage their...
February 13, 2012
In the fall of 2010, AT&T announced a partnership with WellDoc to bring the mobile health startup's DiabetesManager app and service offering to its enterprise customers. Ever since then the mobile operator has been searching for other "best of breed" vendors to help bring to market. During that "exhaustive search" AT&T realized that both its customers and the developers it had met with...