UnitedHealth Group, Cisco Plan Telehealth Network

Susan Hall

UnitedHealth Group and Cisco have announced plans for a multi-million dollar national telehealth network to provide care for patients in underserved rural and urban areas, reports InformationWeek.

 

Stephen Hemsley, UnitedHealth Group's CEO, in a bizjournals.com story described the program, known as Connected Care, as "the house call for the 21st century." He also unveiled an 18-wheel mobile clinic.

 

The health insurer provides a network of 590,000 doctors and 4,000 hospitals while Cisco offers networking and videoconferencing capabilities to create a virtual doctor visit. The plan also will include other technologies such as fiber-optic cameras for looking into ears and digital medical records.

 

The Wall Street Journal notes the telehealth market that is expected to grow to more than $6 billion by 2012 .



Add Comment      Leave a comment on this blog post

Post a comment

 

 

 

 


(Maximum characters: 1200). You have 1200 characters left.

 

 

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Sign up now and get the best business technology insights direct to your inbox.


 

Resource centers

Business Intelligence

Business performance information for strategic and operational decision-making

SOA

SOA uses interoperable services grouped around business processes to ease data integration

Data Warehousing

Data warehousing helps companies make sense of their operational data