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DataXoom launches connectivity initiative for healthcare workers

Iain Morris
March 24, 2014

Connectivity player DataXoom says it has launched an initiative for healthcare workers using tablets and specialty devices and needing access to information services on the go.

The company – which provides mobile data services for businesses – is to support healthcare workers’ connectivity needs on a mixture of LTE, CDMA and GSM networks.

“We are seeing strong demand from healthcare companies as they deploy tablets and other mobile devices to remain connected to their mobile employees,” said John Tantum, DataXoom’s (Pleasanton, CA, USA) chief executive. “With nearly two million people providing in-home and residential-community care, cellular network connectivity is essential for collecting and managing patient information, and for supervising this fast-growing workforce.”

Citing data from the US Department of Labor, DataXoom says there are nearly 1.9 million direct care workers in the US and that its new healthcare offering focuses on serving these individuals, who include home health aides, personal care aides and certified nursing assistants.

“HIPAA compliance is a major expense for healthcare providers, and managing costs is a key focus,” said Tantum. “DataXoom wireless services, including our LTE mobile network connectivity, can be an important element of a cost-effective and HIPAA-compliant solution.”

The healthcare offering includes special pricing and support for healthcare companies, says DataXoom, allowing health-related business to buy 2GB, 5GB or 10GB plans.
 
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