WellDoc alliance with AT&T

AT&T and WellDoc [TA 18 Aug and prior on FDA approval] announced on Wednesday a strategic alliance to market and sell WellDoc’s Diabetes Manager eventually into payors, self-insured employers and disease management organizations.  Initially, WellDoc will be trialed through select AT&T employees through 2011.  According to the release, ‘AT&T will expand and scale WellDoc’s solution by utilizing AT&T’s mobility expertise, providing application hosting and creating a highly secure infrastructure to host critical health data. Commercially, AT&T will also support the solution with sales and marketing, customer care, provisioning and billing.’  BusinessWire release   This follows AT&T’s announcement on 7 October in supporting eCardio Diagnostics with M2M wireless data and mobile connectivity for remote monitoring of cardiac patients.  eCardio reports that they have over 10,000 devices in the market.  Release.  AT&T is also supporting Vitality GlowCaps’ med manager [TA 25 August]; it seems that softly, they are building relationships and a position in mobile health.