Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

AT&T helps Zywie with remote cardiac monitoring

Steve Rogerson
February 28, 2017
 
AT&T is to provide wireless connectivity for ZywiePro, Zywie's cardiac remote monitoring system, to help physicians diagnose and treat patients with cardiovascular disease.
 
AT&T and Zywie are looking to offer highly secure, accessible monitoring for those with the disease. The IoT is changing the healthcare industry by securely delivering data in near real time.
 
"Network reliability is critical when wirelessly connecting medical and health devices," said Steve Burger, area vice president at AT&T. "Zywie has entrusted us to provide the highly secure wireless connectivity needed to make remote monitoring possible."
 
ZywiePro uses mobile and cloud technology to detect cardiovascular arrhythmias in patients. It sends doctors detailed diagnostics of the cardiovascular health of their patients.
 
"Zywie is committed to transforming cardiac patient monitoring, making it easier for patients to be diagnosed properly, leading to more efficient care and reduced costs," said Emir Muhovic, VP of sales at Georgia, USA-based Zywie.
 
ZywiePro serves Holter, event or mobile cardiac telemetry in one device. It can monitor the heart's activity for a minimum of 24 hours and a maximum of 30 days. The device captures potential rhythm irregularities and wirelessly transmits them as they occur over the AT&T network.
 
"We are constantly looking for ways to make the ZywiePro better and collaborating with AT&T has provided the level of confidence that we expect in transmitting data securely and being able to scale," said Alex Armstrong, COO and founder of Zywie.
 
The platform eliminates the need for patients to make multiple office visits for adjustments to their enrolments.
 
The service was demonstrated at last week’s Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in Florida.