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PatientPoint Confirms Appointment of New Chief Medical Information Officer


PATIENTPOINT LOGOOn Monday, PatientPoint announced the appointment of Dr. Geeta Nayyar as the company’s chief medical information officer (CMIO).

She is billed as a nationally recognized leader in healthcare information technology as well as a board-certified practicing physician.

Dr. Nayyar will drive PatientPoint’s patient engagement and care coordination solutions in an effort to bring “an integrated perspective to physicians, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and accountable care organizations (ACOs) facing the challenges of the nation’s changing healthcare system.”
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AT&T Adds Physician Perspective to Healthcare Campaigns


AT&T’s healthcare division has appointed its first chief medical information officer. Currently, AT&T has a $4.9 billion business in the healthcare industry, but the company’s newest addition may be the first step toward increasing its market share.

On AT&T ‘s route through the healthcare industry, Geeta Nayyar, a practicing rheumatologist, was appointed to be the first chief medical information officer to bring what Randall Porter, AT&T ForHealth’s assistant VP, refers to as a “physician’s perspective.”

As a practicing physician, Nayyar will play an important role in shaping AT&T ForHealth’s future strategy as she experiences real-time market changes for the mHealth industry. With experience in evidence-based medicine and its health outcomes, disease management and prevention, and EHRs, Nayyar offers a new perspective for a company that has already began its trek toward health IT solutions.

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AT&T Debuts “ForHealth,” A Practice Area Dedicated to mHealth, Telehealth, Cloud-Based Solutions & HIEs


We covered the fact that AT&T is getting serious about mHealth technology yesterday, and today it’s been announced that the nation’s #2 carrier is launching “AT&T ForHealth,” a new practice area serving hospitals, insurers, pharma companies, suppliers and physicians with the aim of delivering IT and networking services that help the healthcare industry improve patient care and reduce costs.

The new business unit will be an umbrella of sorts covering four key areas of healthcare; mHealth, telehealth, cloud-based healthcare solutions and Healthcare Information Exchange (HIE).  As part of the new division, AT&T has even hired its first Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO), Dr. Geeta Nayyar.  As one of its first large-scale healthcare initiatives, the company is working with the American Association of Diabetes Educators and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to evaluate mobile devices used to deliver diabetes self-management training in a minority community in Dallas.

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