The House Call Reinvented: Video Creates Personal Doctor-Patient Connection Via Cloud-Based Remote Patient Monitoring Service

 The House Call Reinvented: Video Creates Personal Doctor-Patient Connection
              Via Cloud-Based Remote Patient Monitoring Service

AT&T Unveils RPM Software-as-a-Service, Enhanced by AT&T Foundry®

PR Newswire

DALLAS, Dec. 4, 2012

DALLAS, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Today's patient-centered model puts the
responsibility on healthcare providers to understand more about their patients
outside of the hospital. Remote patient monitoring (RPM) technology is
reinventing the age-old notion of the house call. Now, that house call can
happen over video on a wirelessly connected tablet.

AT&T* plans to deliver a new cloud-based RPM Software-as-a Service (SaaS) from
Ericsson that utilizes its service enablement platform and Intuitive Health
software to facilitate better management of chronic diseases and help reduce
hospital readmissions. The interactive service's video component will provide
helpful coaching, reminders and health education. AT&T has been piloting the
RPM SaaS  solution with large health systems, academic medical centers and
home care providers. It is expected to be available in 2013.

The AT&T RPM SaaS will join the AT&T ForHealth(SM) suite of RPM services that
includes an end-to-end managed RPM service powered by Valued Relationships
Inc. The end-to-end service allows a nurse-staffed telemonitoring center to
monitor patients around the clock, following standard of care guidelines
established by physicians and healthcare providers and using an open
architecture that supports Bluetooth-enabled devices.

How AT&T RPM SaaS Works:
Patients will be able to check vitals daily using Bluetooth-enabled devices
and easily make the data available to their providers, helping to improve
quality of care and potentially saving time, money and healthcare resources.

  oData is automatically collected from wirelessly connected personal health
    devices such as blood pressure cuffs, weight scales and pulse oximeters,
    and sent over the AT&T network to the cloud-based system from Ericsson.
  oHealthcare providers can access the information through a highly-secure
    portal, designed to comply with HIPAA's Security Rule requirements.
  oSince the data is collected electronically, it can be shared among
    multiple caregivers and physicians through a highly-secure infrastructure,
    eliminating information gaps and duplication in reporting and helping to
    provide a more well-rounded view of the patient.
  oThe Intuitive Health application helps providers to implement and manage
    care plans and integrate the resulting data with clinician workflows.

"Live, on-demand, two-way video enables a personal connection for the patient
and doctor, extending the relationship beyond the hospital walls," said Geeta
Nayyar, M.D., Chief Medical Information Officer, AT&T ForHealth, AT&T Business
Solutions. "Video makes it possible for a physician to see clinical signs and
indicators such as skin color, mood, affect and determine whether a patient is
utilizing devices and medications appropriately." 

The Evolution of RPM:
The approach evolved from AT&T and Intuitive Health's work with Texas Health
Resources using RPM technology to support a research study that will be
completed in December 2013. The AT&T Foundry® worked with AT&T ForHealth,
Ericsson and Intuitive Health to enhance the solution by integrating real-time
high definition video, allowing customers to access their applications and
services from nearly anywhere and almost any device. This AT&T Foundry® work
has implications across a number of Health IT solutions where presence and
video can help increase engagement and efficacy.

AT&T's RPM solutions will be demonstrated at booth #801 at the mHealth Summit
in the Washington DC area from Dec. 3-5, 2012.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and
affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

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