Foundry Will Focus on Healthcare Innovations Connecting Caregivers to Patients  

Dedicated to technology solutions that can help improve quality of life, the AT&T Foundry for Connected Health will open in February 2016 at the Texas Medical Center Innovation Institute in Houston. The new AT&T Foundry will focus on digital health innovations that benefit those in and out of the clinical care environment – helping caregivers and patients bridge the gap between a clinical setting and the home. 

The newest branch of the AT&T’s Foundry for the Internet of Things (IoT) in Plano will combine a focus on healthcare, with the same goals and objectives as AT&T’s other world-class innovation facilities; take great ideas and bring them to life faster than ever before.

AT&T Foundry for Connected Health will reside on Texas Medical Center’s campus, the largest medical center in the world. Along with fostering new and innovative companies in the space, the AT&T Foundry will be a resource for Texas Medical Center’s physicians and innovators looking to create integrated and connected healthcare solutions. TMC’s Innovation Institute houses several medical innovation programs including the TMCx accelerator, a fellowship program, as well as a workspace for health startups and innovation incubators.

“The goal of the AT&T Foundry is to bring ideas from concept to commercialization faster than previously possible, and nowhere is that mission more important than in healthcare,” said Igal Elbaz, Vice President of Ecosystem & Innovation at AT&T. “Our network capabilities and expertise in the Internet of Things make the AT&T Foundry the ideal place to accelerate innovation in healthcare.”

AT&T’s Foundry has brought healthcare collaborators into our innovation centers before, resulting in solutions such as Permobil’s Connected Wheelchair proof of concept and AT&T Remote Patient Monitoring, a cloud-based service that allows caregivers to monitor patients’ health after they’ve been discharged from the hospital.

“This is the year that people see how the Internet of Things (IoT) can solve real health issues,” said Chris Penrose, Senior Vice President, Internet of Things (IoT), AT&T Mobility. “It’s one thing to have the data to address today’s healthcare challenges. It’s another to put that data to action. We believe AT&T’s Connected Health solutions have the ability to dramatically change how people take care of themselves and lower costs – for patients, hospitals and caregivers.”

“The Texas Medical Center member institutions are continually advancing care and exploring technologies that allow us to better connect to and support patients,” said Dr. Robert C. Robbins, President and CEO, Texas Medical Center. “Our ability to connect, monitor and detect issues early on provides us the opportunity to improve patient care.”

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