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Health Evolution Partners, Verizon Team on mHealth

February 6, 2012
by Gabriel Perna
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Health Evolution Partners (HEP), a San Francisco-based global investing firm, and New York-based Verizon Enterprise Solutions have established a strategic relationship to encourage innovation and adoption of connected health information technologies that help drive patient care improvements and better manage costs.

Under a new multiyear agreement, HEP and Verizon Connected Healthcare Solutions, the company’s health IT practice group, will collaborate to identify and work with companies to spur the development and adoption of advanced IT solutions and mobile health (mHealth) applications. The tandem will aim to use health, telemedicine and health data management to help transform health care delivery in the U.S.

The firms will aim to combine HEP’s health care insight with Verizon’s platform-based health IT portfolio of mobility, cloud and IT offerings to provide innovators with the ability to develop and scale connected health IT solutions and applications.

“The next generation of health IT will not be anchored to a desk. Clinicians and patients will expect technologies that support mobility and virtual care. Advanced broadband, video-based technologies and wireless devices that incorporate geo-location capabilities and sensors will change the landscape of health care from development to delivery,” Dr. David J. Brailer, chairman of Health Evolution Partners, said in a statement.

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