ATIS Launches Mobile Healthcare Initiative

ATIS has launched a new mobile health-care initiative with the ultimate goal of supporting a global wireless health ecosystem

April 12, 2011

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WASHINGTON -- To advance the efforts of healthcare systems nationwide to use technology to improve care delivery, ATIS, through its Wireless Technologies and Systems Committee (WTSC) has launched a new mobile healthcare (mHealth) initiative with the ultimate goal of supporting a global wireless health ecosystem.

With the increasing demands being placed on the nation’s healthcare system, traditional care delivery is evolving into an alternative model in which care also takes place outside of physicians' offices and hospitals. This new vision implements innovative tools and processes ranging from remote monitoring of health indicators and enhanced diagnostics to wireless fitness monitoring.

The ATIS mHealth initiative bridges work taking place among a number of related groups, including emergency service providers, medical device manufacturers, remote monitoring services and the commercial wireless networks to support efforts to enhance disease management, promote independent living for the aging and improve general health and wellness. Specifically, it will help to describe an end-to-end architecture to define the necessary transport protocols through a mobile service provider to an appropriate end point.

“Wireless networks are fundamental to the enablement of the latest advances in mHealth and telemedicine. ATIS is pleased to lead an effort addressing technical standards that will allow for significant and vital advances for the nation’s healthcare system,” said Susan Miller, President and CEO, ATIS. “The mHealth initiative is an example of ATIS’ commitment to services that will enhance the quality of life for all Americans.”

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