Showing posts with label Telehealth. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Telehealth. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

AT&T Makes a Push for Open Software, Big Data, Connected Health

AT&T aims to have 50% of the software running its systems based on open source code - up from 5% today, said John Donovan, Senior Executive Vice President—AT&T Technology and Operations, speaking at the annual AT&T Developer Summit ahead of CES in Las Vegas. AT&T is working with OpenDaylight, OPNFV, ON.Lab, the Linux Foundation, OpenStack and other industry groups to
further these ambitions.

Donovan said the AT&T Integrated Cloud (AIC) project, which is based on OpenStack, is ahead of schedule. The plan was to deploy 69 AIC nodes in 2015 for running virtual network functions. In fact, the company deployed 74 AIC nodes in 2015.

Some other projects that AT&T is working on:

Nanocubes: a Big Data visualization tool develop by the AT&T Labs team. A Nanocube provides a real-time map of millions or even billions of data points from across the network.

M2X Data Service: a cloud-based data storage service for enterprise IoT developers that was launched last year. This year, AT&T is launching Flow Designer, a cloud-based tool developed at the AT&T Foundry that lets IoT developers quickly build new applications.

OpenDaylight's Internet of Things Data Management project: addressing interoperability across devices and networks.

AT&T Foundry for Connected Health: a new facility located at the Texas Medical Center Innovation Institute in Houston, Texas. The new AT&T Foundry will focus on digital health innovations that benefit those in and out of the clinical care environment.

SmartCities Framework: AT&T has formed alliances with Cisco, Deloitte, Ericsson, GE, IBM, Intel, and Qualcomm Technologies to create impactful solutions for cities. Areas of focus include Infrastructure monitoring (the conditions of roads, bridges, buildings, parks and other venues); Citizen Engagement; Digital Signage for smarter public transportation; and Public Safety (including gun fire detection technology). AT&T is also developing a new digital dashboard that gives cities a high-level look at their communities’ conditions.

A list of the Top 20 Innovative apps presented at the 2016 AT&T Developer Summit Hackathon is here:

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Qualcomm Acquires Capsule Technologie for Telehealth

Qualcomm announced its acquisition of Capsule Technologie, a leading global provider of medical device integration and clinical data management solutions with more than 1,930 hospital clients in 38 countries.

Capsule's medical device integration and clinical data management platform enables data collection, EMR and health IT system integration and monitoring in one of the largest ecosystems of connected devices inside the hospital. The acquisition extends Qualcomm Life's connected health offerings into the hospital, ultimately creating a more seamless care continuum from hospital to home and all points in between.

Capsule will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Life.

"Qualcomm is focused on strengthening its position in specific Internet of Everything verticals, like healthcare," said Derek Aberle, president, Qualcomm Incorporated. "The acquisition of Capsule expands the breadth of our healthcare platform, enabling us to provide connectivity solutions for the entire care continuum and create one of the world's largest connected health ecosystems. This will be an important step in advancing the Internet of Medical Things."

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Cox Acquires Trapollo for Home Telehealth

Cox Communications has acquired Trapollo, a provider of managed services that enable healthcare providers, home health agencies and insurers to deploy telehealth and remote health monitoring solutions.   Financial terms were not disclosed.

Trapollo, which is based in Sterling, Virginia, integrates remote health monitoring solutions for chronic disease management, independent living, and employer health and wellness programs.

"Becoming a part of Cox is a unique opportunity for our company, employees and customers," said Todd Leto, co-founder and chief executive officer, Trapollo.  "With Cox's long-term commitment and shared vision, we will have the resources to provide our existing and future customers with the solutions necessary to successfully design and implement effective remote health monitoring programs."

  • Earlier this year, Cox announced the formation of Vivre Health, a strategic alliance with Cleveland Clinic, and an investment in HealthSpot, a pioneer in patient and provider driven telehealth technology.