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December 08, 2011

Frost & Sullivan Acknowledges AT&T's mHealth Solution

Technology is impacting each and every industry including healthcare. It is facilitating people by improving care outcomes for patients and lowering the cost of care.

mHealth solutions, a new set of innovative solutions for healthcare, have been designed by  AT&T. The company has also received the 2011 Frost & Sullivan Competitive Strategy Leadership Award for its approach to mHealth. Frost & Sullivan is recognizing the company's work with mobile communication devices in the remote healthcare environment and strategic collaboration as key factors in an effective strategy.

According to a press release, mHealth is one of the four focus areas under the AT&T ForHealth umbrella, and AT&T plans to invest in and deploy enterprise-grade end-to-end mHealth solutions, such as AT&T mHealth Solutions presents DiabetesManager.

AT&T's mHealth solutions roadmap includes services to support mobile patient care focused on engagement and care outcomes and enterprise mobilization focused on improving efficiencies and workflow.

“AT&T has shown incredible breadth in expertise in both the healthcare and information communication technology industries; this has helped the company to realize and develop the most necessary relationships with next generation healthcare providers,” wrote Zachary Bujnoch, senior industry analyst, Frost & Sullivan. “The result is a fully realized mHealth suite of solutions that is primed to make a significant impact on the way remote monitoring is currently performed.”

The 2011 Frost & Sullivan Competitive Strategy Leadership Award analysis refers to a number of strengths in AT&T's strategy. AT&T has aligned with new innovative solution providers and enabled next generation communication capabilities to create the newest solutions. AT&T currently focuses on the following three essential areas for the effective management of highly prevalent diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease.

In other news, Robert Bosch Healthcare, Inc., a subsidiary of the Bosch Group, was recently recognized by the 2011 Frost & Sullivan Market Share Leadership Award for its performance in the North American remote patient monitoring market. Frost & Sullivan's annual Best Practice Awards recognize companies in a variety of markets for demonstrating outstanding growth, leadership and innovation in a given area.

Mandira Srivastava is a HealthTechZone contributor. She works as a full-time writer, ghostwriter and blogger, and has more than two years of experience in print and Web media. She has also worked on company brochures, website content and product descriptions, as well as proofreading and editing content. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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