Verizon Wireless And BL Healthcare Trial Remote Healthcare Solutions

April 13, 2010

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and FOXBORO, Mass. – Verizon Wireless today announced an initiative with BL Healthcare and a number of customers and third-party providers to jointly trial next-generation solutions for the delivery of remote healthcare applications and services to patients.  This initiative will provide a unique approach for addressing issues associated with access to quality healthcare and rising healthcare costs. 

The solutions will leverage the next-generation BL Healthcare remote health management platform and the secure, reliable network of Verizon Wireless, along with an extensive list of third-party providers to deliver “best of breed” applications and healthcare-related services to patients remotely.  It will also offer an alternative approach for healthcare application developers and other healthcare service providers to generate incremental revenue by marketing innovative new applications and services that leverage their expertise and protocols. 

“Verizon Wireless selected BL Healthcare as an ecosystem developer that best aligned with our vision of remote, patient-focused, next-generation healthcare,” said John Maschenic, director of healthcare solutions for Verizon Wireless.  “The BL Healthcare platform, combined with the Verizon Wireless network, will help healthcare providers select various applications and services based on their patients’ conditions and needs, giving the provider an active role in defining and managing a patient healthcare and wellness program.”

“Verizon Wireless has developed a unique and compelling vision that will change how healthcare-related services are delivered,” said Michael Mathur, president and CEO of BL Healthcare.  “We believe that this will result in a new paradigm for healthcare management that will put the patient in control of managing their health and wellness and will result in dramatic improvements in the overall quality and efficiency of healthcare while reducing costs.  We are proud and excited to be working with Verizon Wireless as a partner to make this vision a reality.”        

The BL Healthcare solution empowers the patient and sets a new standard for ease of use, requiring minimum training.  The solution opens up new opportunities for companies that wish to drive improved patient outcomes, business improvement and cost reduction, in addition to benefiting healthcare providers.