AT&T announces AT&T ForHealth unit

All offerings will be available as standalone solutions or via the company’s health information exchange (HIE) platform, AT&T Healthcare Community Online.  This editor [Donna] had a preview of this at Mobile Health Expo:  the opening keynote  featured AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, perhaps for the first time anywhere.  David Kalb, AT&T’s Director of Business Development, clearly defined their positioning as the intersection of mobile and cloud computing in enterprise applications as the new model of healthcare delivery–that network, GSM and easy M2M deployments would be their value proposition.  Not that AT&T lacks for competition:  on the same panel were speakers from T-Mobile and Sprint with their models–Sprint’s national director for healthcare Dan Gillison clearly was targeting the hospital sector with secure 4G for healthcare, while Scott Ellis from T-Mobile focused on home and post-discharge remote patient monitoring.  HealthDataManagement  AT&T press release, video