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Verizon Unveils Third Annual State of the Market: IoT Report


Verizon has just unveiled its third annual State of the Market: IoT Report that explores the business value of IoT through original and third party research, and highlights examples of how organizations are using IoT for diverse applications in healthcare such as tracking drug shipments from factory to pharmacy to prevent counterfeit drugs, theft, and product damage, an emailed statement confirms.

Highlights from the report summary shared include the following:

  • Healthcare saw a 11% boost in IoT network connections between 2016 and 2017;
  • The number of connected devices rose 31% in 2017 to 8.4 billion devices, spanning all industries;
  • Regulatory compliance remains a driving force in enterprise IoT adoption, especially with the USA Drug Supply Chain Security Act and its implications on drug supply transparency and safety for customers

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Aegex Collaborates with Verizon, Nokia, Guardian Centers


MHW learned this week that Verizon, Nokia and  Aegex Technologies LLC  have collaborated on a unique partner and user event at the Guardian Centers focused on demonstrating a secure Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem and emergency response technologies in a “meta-scale” environment with realistic industrial and emergency response scenarios.

According to a statement emailed to MHW, the event — Operation Convergent Response (#OCR2017) — is being held today and tomorrow at the Guardian Centers training facility in Perry, Georgia.

It is the largest collaborative effort for learning about and testing IoT and emergency response solutions for very large and complex hazardous areas.

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Verizon Looks to Seal Deal with Fleetmatics in Q4


Verizon Looks to Seal Deal with Fleetmatics in Q4In a move that could ultimately reverberate across the healthcare space and a multitude of other industries, Verizon and Fleetmatics Group PLC have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Verizon will acquire Fleetmatics, a leading global provider of fleet and mobile workforce management solutions, for $60.00 per share in cash – representing a value of approximately $2.4 billion.

Fleetmatics, if you’re not familiar, is a leading global provider of fleet and mobile workforce management solutions.

“Fleetmatics is a market leader in North America — and increasingly internationally — and they’ve developed a wide-range of compelling SaaS-based products and solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses,” said Andrés Irlando, CEO of Verizon Telematics.
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Verizon Ventures into Telemedicine


Verizon Ventures into TelemedicineAccording to The Washington Post, Verizon — the nation’s largest mobile operator — is venturing into telemedicine and believes that it is a big business opportunity.

Verizon recently announced they are providing the University of Virginia and Stanford University with private network services, data center services, a private Internet cloud for patient data (among other services), for a study on “artificial pancreas” and additional clinical trials on telemedicine.

The artificial pancreas uses a series of devices along with a glucose monitor that is inserted under the skin of Type 1 diabetics. The monitor relays glucose levels to smartphones and automatically releases insulin in the body as needed.

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Verizon Virtual Visits Expand Access to Medical Care


Verizon Virtual Visits Expand Access to Medical CareOn Wednesday morning, mHealthWatch was briefed by Verizon on the freshly announced availability of Verizon Virtual Visits.

The visits provide what the nation’s largest carrier and preeminent force in mHealth calls an “easy, convenient and cost-effective way for patients to be seen remotely by a clinician.”

Ideal conditions call for patients to seek consultation for minor issues – a cold, flu, sore throat or other simple, acute  condition. The consultation can take place via video on a patient’s smartphone, tablet or computer.

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Report: Verizon’s mHealth Business is ‘Bigger’ Than Most Realize


Report Verizon's mHealth Business is 'Bigger' Than Most RealizeA new report published late last week puts it in no uncertain terms – Verizon’s mHealth business is much bigger than you probably realize.

Most of us think of Verizon  in terms of its telecom business, but this global giant also has a large health care branch, including a chief medical officer.

Earlier this year, mHealthWatch interviewed Nancy Green, managing principal, health IT practice, Verizon Enterprise Solutions. As Ms. Green outlined Verizon’s vision for mHealth in this new year, it was clear then that Verizon’s focus on and competency within the mHealth space is much broader than most understand.
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EXCLUSIVE: Nancy Green Outlines Verizon’s Healthcare IT Goals for 2014


EXCLUSIVE Nancy Green Outlines Verizon's Healthcare IT Goals for 2014Verizon’s approach to delivering telehealth services has proven both ambitious and visionary, a reality made possible by the company’s entrenched commitment to understanding and addressing the most pressing needs of the health industry.

In hopes of gaining a better understanding ourselves of the role Verizon hopes to play in this arena throughout 2014, mHealthWatch spoke exclusively with Nancy Green, managing principal, health IT practice, Verizon Enterprise Solutions.

As the largest wireless telecommunications provider in the nation, Verizon has shrewdly capitalized on its sheer size and immense resources to emerge as a major player in and influencer of health care.
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