With the telehealth market expected to exceed $6 billion by 2020, it’s not surprising in the least that we’re beginning to see large partnerships form in this burgeoning space.
Declaring that continuity of care is critical for better health, AT&T announced this week that it is entering the home health management realm through a new partnership with Numera.
Targeting individuals living with chronic conditions, AT&T will now serve as the wireless network and location services provider for Numera Libris.
“Libris brings together home health management and a personal emergency response system (PERS) in one simple, mobile solution,” Numera says.
Numera Libris will be on display at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week and also at the AT&T exhibit at HIMSS next month.
“This ‘Personal Health Gateway,’ a new category of device, integrates safety functions including mobile emergency response services, two-way voice, automated fall detection, and location tracking with telehealth functionality,” Numera said in a joint statement with AT&T.
For now, Numera has begun Libris pilot programs with select solutions providers. Both companies, however, are planning for full commercial availability later this spring.
To learn more about Numera’s home monitoring solutions, click here.