It’s a two-pronged strategy, according to Nancy Green, Verizon’s managing principal for healthcare, who spoke with FierceMobileHealthcare on Monday. The patient-centric part of the equation will focus on traditional telehealth services such as remote consultation, while other services will provide technology for continuing medical education and, increasingly, virtual encounters between management of hospitals, physician practices, laboratories and government agencies. “Verizon is moving beyond the communication side [of healthcare] to the business-process side,” Green says. She envisions the latter group of applications to include research and development, grand rounds and simply multi-site business meetings.
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