Verizon Launches Mobile Telehealth Clinics in Miami

The Verizon Foundation and Children's Health Fund are collaborating to bring mobile telehealth clinics to several cities, starting in Miami.
Jul 29, 2013 9:45 AM ET

by Brian T. Horowitz

The Verizon Foundation and the Children's Health Fund have launched an initiative to bring mobile telehealth clinics throughout the United States, beginning with a project involving the University of Miami.

Announced on July 25, the initiative involves a mobile medical clinic connected to Verizon's 4G Long Term Extension (LTE) network. Verizon will also provide enterprise-grade routers and small antennas. Previously, generators and metal skins blocked the wireless signals on mobile health vehicles, according to Anthony Llompart, director of health care programs for Verizon Foundation, a division of Verizon that aims to solve problems in education, health care and energy management using technology.

With the 4G LTE broadband connection, electronic health records (EHRs) can now be accessed by University of Miami doctors and clinicians in real time, according to Verizon. 

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Ellen Yu