NEW YORK — Verizon’s Converged Health Management, a remote patient-monitoring medical platform designed to help clinicians and patients manage patients’ health in between doctor visits, recently received Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance to run on the iOS mobile operating system, Verizon announced Tuesday.
Patients and clinicians now will be able to access Verizon’s solution on their iPhones and can use their iPads to access the Converged Health Management portal.
In addition, Converged Health Management added Telcare and Genesis blood glucose monitors to its line of biometric devices to its secure, device-agnostic platform. These join the list of other available biometric devices, including Ideal Life’s blood pressure cuff, glucose monitor model, pulse oximeter and weight scale.
The new enhancements give customers added choice to deliver and customize mobile health solutions to patients and employees. In fact, 59% of physicians who use mobile medical apps do so on a tablet device, and from within that group, most prefer the iPad.
“There is value in having a range of biometric devices connect to the Converged Health Management platform,” said Julie Kling, director of mobile health, Verizon. “With our new enhancements, Verizon is driving innovation for our clients by helping them to change how healthcare is delivered to patients," she said. “Verizon would like to continue to build an ecosystem of devices to create a diverse network of meaningful mobile health experiences that connect clinicians and their patients so they can be cared for in new and more effective ways."
Verizon Converged Health Management is designed for healthcare providers, health insurance and large private employers that are looking for ways to monitor at-home care compliance and engage patients in healthier lifestyle choices, all with the goal of helping clinicians reduce hospital readmissions.
Verizon provides an integrated fabric of health IT solutions that address the biggest challenges facing the U.S. healthcare system today, including the ability to securely and efficiently exchange sensitive patient data across hospital, payer and physician networks via voice, video and data. This includes interconnected cloud, mobility, machine-to-machine and security solution sets.
Verizon’s vision is to create a healthier world in which connected individuals and healthcare organizations are empowered with innovative technologies that improve health outcomes, transform access to care and lower the cost of healthcare.