Verizon partners with Kajeet on telehealth

Verizon Business has partnered with wireless connectivity operator Kajeet to offer its BlueJeans Telehealth through Kajeet channel partners. The companies announced this past week that the team-up will give healthcare providers care teams a new, secure way to connect with patients remotely.  

“With BlueJeans Telehealth, Verizon is improving access to high-quality healthcare services to create more healthcare equity,” said Alex Doyle, vice president of product management at Verizon Business Group.

“In working with Kajeet, we’re able to expthese services even further to reach more patients providers where they are,” Doyle said.  

WHY IT MATTERS  

It’s been nearly a year since Verizon unveiled its BlueJeans telehealth platform, which the company said enabled one-click access to video visits between patients providers. The platform also maps user experience to clinical workflows.  

Kajeet, meanwhile, says it provides an off-the-shelf tool for secure medical-device connectivity, wireless data, IoT management comprehensive services – such as forward reverse logistics, along with mobile-device management hardware.  

According to Verizon Kajeet, the new partnership aims to help strengthen caregiver-patient communication, drive better patient outcomes, increase staff productivity lower costs for healthcare providers.   

“Together, we’re making connected healthcare a reality to better serve the healthcare community with solutions built for tomorrow, today,” said Doyle.

THE LARGER TREND  

Both Verizon Kajeet have forged several high-profile partnerships over the past year. Verizon, for instance, integrated with Apple Health in August 2021 to allow patients to more easily share data with clinicians.

Just this past week, Kajeet made a deal with another telehealth platform, VSee, to deliver a remote patient monitoring system for hospitals, health systems other providers.

ON THE RECORD

“Our partnership with Verizon BlueJeans Telehealth is especially important as we strive to make digital healthcare connectivity accessible to all,” said Ben Weintraub, Kajeet COO, in a statement.

“At Kajeet, we remain focused on digital inequity for patients unable to visit traditional healthcare settings – including the most vulnerable, elderly, disadvantaged populations,” Weintraub said.

Kat Jercich is senior editor of Healthcare IT News.
Twitter: @kjercich
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Healthcare IT News is a HIMSS Media publication.





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