We are certainly hearing a lot of new names in Health IT and this was a new one for me, although their technology is similar to many others being developed. Verizon has invested. BL Healthcare has several solutions which go from television, to touch screen computers to Kiosks.
The Touchscreen even has FDA approval for the platform. This looks to be a simple Icon driven type of menu for all different levels to talk. The platform can use a touch screen or a television for patients to communicate. The platform brings devices, video conferencing, social networks and other programs that can be added. This is kind of interesting as I had not seen anything like this yet. Both wired and wireless devices can be connected. The information is available for providers and patient through the web based program.
Messages and alerts can be added as well as video conferencing. At any rate it appears Verizon is in the ball game here, thus the announced investment. BD
FOXBOROUGH, Mass., Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BL Healthcare Inc. today announced Verizon Investments Inc.'s participation in BL Healthcare's most recent financing round. The investment, which was arranged through Verizon Communications Inc.'s Verizon Ventures group, facilitates BL Healthcare's expansion of its remote health care solutions, including those underway with Verizon.
Working with the Verizon Wireless LTE Innovation Center, BL Healthcare showcased HD video enabled remote health care applications running over the Verizon Wireless LTE 4G network at the Consumer Electronics Show in January and at the Hospital Information Systems Show in February.
"BL Healthcare's work with Verizon Wireless' LTE Innovation Center is focused on leveraging the increased bandwidth of the LTE 4G network to enable an entirely new experience of HD video enabled, personalized, remote and home health services – Michael Mathur, CEO of BL Healthcare.