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Verizon’s Dr. Peter Tippett Receives U.S. Chamber’s First Leadership in Health Care Award

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The U.S. Chamber of Commerce presented its first Leadership in Health Care Award to Dr. Peter Tippett, chief medical officer for Verizon and vice president of the Verizon Incubator, at the Chamber’s first annual Health Care Summit. The event brought together experts in the health care industry to discuss how the private sector is transforming our nation’s health care system through innovation, improved transparency and technological advancements.

The Chamber’s Executive Vice President for Government Affairs Bruce Josten presented Tippett with the award.  “We are honored to present Dr. Tippett with the Chamber’s first-ever health care leadership award for his work to improve transparency and reward innovation through the modernization of the exchange of health information technology,” said Josten.  “His ground-breaking  innovations  are helping to drive down costs and promote quality of care for both employers and consumers . His leadership will continue to enable health care organizations to transform the delivery of patient care, improve access to medical services, and better manage costs to further advance comprehensive reform of the U.S. health care system.”

Peter Tippett, M.D., Ph.D, is responsible for Verizon’s health IT practice, , including the company’s health IT strategy and the development of an extensive portfolio of solutions that are enabling the rapidly evolving health care information technology (HIT) ecosystem.

Tippett served on the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee from 2003 to 2005 guiding  U.S. efforts in health care IT and information security.  InfoWorld recognized him as one of the 25 most influential chief technology officers in  2002.  He also previously won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Tippett has worked as an emergency room doctor and as a helicopter emergency physician and carries a California physician and surgeon license.  His Ph.D. work included the discovery and modeling of new regulatory mechanisms for glucose by the enzyme glucokinase.  He obtained a bachelor’s degree in biology from Kalamazoo College and an M.D. and Ph.D. in biochemistry from Case Western Reserve University.  He is board certified in internal medicine.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.

November 4, 2012 I Written By

Honeywell HomMed Presents the Future of Telehealth With the New Genesis Touch™

Samsung Mobile and Honeywell HomMed are pleased to announce the launch of the Genesis Touch home healthcare solution, running on the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab. Now, the original Galaxy Tab is the first Samsung Mobile device to receive FDA approval clearance as part of an innovative home health solution. Please see below for more details and let me know if you have any questions.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Adds High-touch Technology to Family of Personal Health Devices

LAS VEGAS – February 22, 2012 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) HomMed, a global leader in telehealth and remote patient care, today announced the newest addition to its Genesis™ product line – the Genesis Touch™– a personal health device designed to address the current and future needs of patients who use telehealth to better manage their healthcare.

The Genesis Touch™ redefines available telehealth technology with a simple-to-use Android-based tablet offering patients and their families increased information and flexibility, while delivering a richer interaction between patients and their healthcare providers.

“The Genesis Touch represents the next step in the progression of remote patient care,” said Terry Duesterhoeft, president of Honeywell HomMed. “Blending the latest in widely-accepted consumer technology with all the traditional telehealth benefits that healthcare providers, patients and their families have come to expect from the Genesis family of products allows Honeywell HomMed to continue redefining how – and where – remote patient monitoring occurs.”

Redefining Telehealth – One Touch at a Time

As with Honeywell’s other Genesis telehealth monitors, the Genesis Touch collects vital signs from patients and transmits it to Honeywell’s LifeStream™ Management Suite, so healthcare providers can track and monitor their patients’ data.  In addition, the Genesis Touch also blends HomMed’s highly-intuitive user interface with the strengths of Samsung Mobile’s Galaxy Tab™ platform and the Verizon network, while acting as a portal to access a wide range of applications, such as Fuze Meeting.

“The Genesis Touch enables patients to leverage existing technology tools to improve their healthcare management,” said Duesterhoeft.  “The touchscreen platform is both efficient and familiar, while the integrated video adds a ‘personal touch’ to patient interactions with their healthcare providers.  And the anywhere-communication aspect addresses the need to have increased mobility in data management, a key offering in today’s healthcare marketplace.”

Key features of the Genesis Touch include:

  • Fuze Meeting, a real-time visual collaboration and conferencing application for the Genesis Touch, features simple, integrated video capabilities for face-to-face interaction between a patient and their healthcare provider.
  • Capitalizing on Verizon’s reliable 3G network and with integrated Wi-Fi capabilities, the Genesis Touch sports enhanced mobility to allow patients to securely manage their health, whether they are at home in Maine or on vacation in Alaska.
  • As an FDA-cleared dedicated personal health device, the Genesis Touch delivers stability and enhanced security for patient users, securing patient data to meet HIPAA requirements.  A tamper-resistant interface protects the device and its information from the threat of viruses.
  • The Genesis Touch features an open-development platform for third-party developers to continue to expand the range of applications, devices and services for Genesis Touch patients and healthcare providers.

“Our collaboration with Honeywell HomMed addresses the ever-increasing consumer demand for more efficient mobile healthcare solutions,” said Tim Wagner, vice president and general manager of B2B Sales for Samsung Mobile.  “We believe the premium hardware of the Android-powered Galaxy Tab addresses previous challenges with mobile technology adoption and positively impacts the ability to treat patients. The ability of our device to embody an FDA-cleared healthcare solution speaks to its efficiency, reliability, and versatility.”

“We’re excited to bring the benefits of Fuze Meeting’s multi-party video conferencing capabilities to Honeywell’s LifeStream Management Suite,” said FuzeBox Chief Executive Officer Jeff Cavins.  “By making it easy for patients and their healthcare providers to see and speak to each other in real time, regardless of their locations, we’re able to make a real difference in patients’ everyday lives.”

“Mobility is transforming the patient-care experience,” said Dr. Peter Tippett, vice president and chief medical officer, Verizon Connected Healthcare Solutions.  “Combining the power of broadband with personal health devices connects and engages patients and clinicians, resulting in more accessible and efficient care.”

As with all Genesis personal health devices, the Genesis Touch will be supported on the healthcare provider side by the LifeStream Management Suite, a comprehensive platform launched by Honeywell HomMed in 2007, which seamlessly integrates the patient’s monitor-collected information and other point-of-care applications in a single platform, allowing patients, families and healthcare providers easy, secure access to patient information via the Internet.  The Genesis Touch’s interoperability with LifeStream further allows healthcare providers to access a consolidated management dashboard to monitor and triage patients from one cloud-based platform.

About Honeywell:

Honeywell International (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com.

About Honeywell HomMed:

Honeywell HomMed is part of the Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions business group, a global leader in providing product and service solutions that improve efficiency and profitability, support regulatory compliance, and maintain safe, comfortable environments in homes, buildings and industry.

February 22, 2012 I Written By

Verizon and Health Evolution Partners Join Forces to Accelerate Connected Health Innovation and Adoption

Today Verizon announced a strategic partnership with Health Evolution Partners to encourage innovation and adoption of connected health information technologies that help drive patient care improvements and better manage costs.  Under a new multiyear agreement, Verizon and Health Evolution Partners will collaborate to identify and work with companies to spur the development and adoption of advanced IT solutions and applications in areas such as mobile health, telemedicine and health data management to help transform health care delivery in the U.S.

NEW YORK and SAN FRANCISCO –Health Evolution Partners and Verizon Enterprise Solutions have established a strategic relationship to encourage innovation and adoption of connected health information technologies that help drive patient care improvements and better manage costs.

Under a new multiyear agreement announced today (Feb. 6), Health Evolution Partners (HEP), a health care buyout firm, and Verizon Connected Healthcare Solutions, the company’s health IT practice group, will collaborate to identify and work with companies to spur the development and adoption of advanced IT solutions and applications in areas such as mobile health, telemedicine and health data management to help transform health care delivery in the U.S.

Demand for connected health technologies is expected to grow rapidly as the industry seeks to better manage costs and improve patient care by facilitating real-time care coordination, increasing patient engagement and enabling information portability. The firms will leverage HEP’s unique health care insight and Verizon’s platform-based health IT portfolio of mobility, cloud and IT offerings to accelerate transformative change by providing innovators with the ability to develop and scale connected health IT solutions and applications.

“The next generation of health IT will not be anchored to a desk,” said Dr. David J. Brailer, chairman of Health Evolution Partners.  “Clinicians and patients will expect technologies that support mobility and virtual care.  Advanced broadband, video-based technologies and wireless devices that incorporate geo-location capabilities and sensors will change the landscape of health care from development to delivery. Our relationship with Verizon demonstrates the importance of bringing these innovations to market.”

Dr. Peter Tippett, vice president and chief medical officer, Verizon Connected Healthcare Solutions, said: “Strong collaboration across the health care ecosystem is essential to enabling health IT transformation. Verizon is committed to building strategic relationships to help spur the adoption of connected health technologies. Health Evolution Partners stands out because of the firm’s deep understanding of the health care industry and its proven ability to invest in innovative companies that are poised to play important roles in the future of health care.”

Executives from HEP and Verizon Enterprise Solutions will discuss market opportunities in connected health during a session on mobility at this year’s HEP Leadership Summit, an annual gathering of 350 world-class health care CEOs, innovators, investors, policy makers and thought leaders, to be held April 25-27 at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, Calif.

About Health Evolution Partners

Health Evolution Partners buys and operates rapidly growing companies that are commercial leaders in the health care industry.  We invest around the globe and across the health economy, including services, information technology and life sciences.  We form close working partnerships with outstanding management teams and connect our companies to our network of CEOs, policy makers and thought leaders. For more information on Health Evolution Partners, visit www.healthevolutionpartners.com.

About Verizon

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America’s most reliable wireless network, with nearly 109 million total connections nationwide.  Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries, including all of the Fortune 500.  A Dow 30 company with $111 billion in 2011 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of nearly 194,000.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.

February 10, 2012 I Written By

Verizon Makes Its Health Care Fraud-Detection Platform Available to Government and Private Health Insurers Throughout the U.S.

NEW YORK – Building technology to help transform the health care industry, Verizon is making available to government and private health insurers throughout the U.S. an automated fraud-detection platform that will enable these organizations to better detect and prevent fraud, a growing abuse that results in more than $250 billion a year in losses.

The offering, Verizon Fraud Management for Healthcare, is an advanced-software platform tailored to the health care industry that uses predictive modeling technology to examine health care payment requests and route potentially fraudulent claims to case managers for investigation.  The highly scalable platform is designed to help identify fraud before payments are made, reducing improper payments, and the administrative and legal costs associated with traditional “pay-and-chase” recovery operations.

(Note: Listen to an audio podcast on Verizon Fraud Management for Healthcare to learn more on how it can improve health care fraud detection and prevention programs.)

“Health care fraud impacts all Americans by siphoning scarce dollars away from improving patient outcomes and access to care,” said Dr. Peter Tippett, vice president and chief medical information officer, Verizon Connected Healthcare Solutions.  “By using the advanced technologies and analytical capabilities built into Verizon Fraud Management for Healthcare, health insurers will be better equipped to identify fraud and abuse, begin to turn the health care cost curve, and achieve one of the key objectives of U.S. health care transformation efforts.”

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in 2009, the most recent year for which statistics are available, national health expenditures totaled $2.5 trillion, representing 17.6 percent of U.S. gross domestic product.  It is estimated that fraud accounts for as much as $260 billion, or at least 10 percent of the annual U.S. health care expense.

Predictive modeling is commonly used in the financial services and telecommunications industries to combat fraud.  It employs advanced algorithms and analytics, including link, behavioral and statistical analysis, to monitor huge volumes of information in near real time to help identify cases of potential fraud prior to processing and payment.

The Verizon fraud-detection solution employs a customized version of the software platform the company uses for its own fraud prevention programs.  The internal platform processes more than 20 billion records on a day, including more than 700 million call records.

“The current post-paid model used for health care fraud programs is highly inefficient and unsustainable,” said Nancy Fabozzi, senior industry analyst – health care and life sciences IT, Frost & Sullivan.  “Verizon’s use of advanced software technology to evaluate and process medical claims prior to payment is indicative of the future direction of health care fraud prevention.”

Verizon is creating health care IT ecosystems that empower medical professionals and transform patient care.  Through its Verizon Connected Healthcare Solutions practice group, Verizon offers a comprehensive portfolio of managed, IT and consulting services aimed at enhancing health care access and delivery, and better managing costs.

Verizon is a global leader in driving better business outcomes for enterprises and government agencies. Verizon delivers integrated IT and communications solutions via its high-IQ global IP and mobility networks to enable businesses to securely access information, share content and communicate. Verizon is rapidly transforming to a cloud-based “everything-as-a-service” delivery model that will put the power of enterprise-class solutions within the reach of every business. Find out more at www.verizonbusiness.com.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America’s most reliable wireless network, with more than 107 million total connections nationwide.  Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries, including all of the Fortune 500.  A Dow 30 company with $106.6 billion in 2010 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 195,000.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.

November 22, 2011 I Written By

Peter Tippett, MD, VP of Verizon Connected Healthcare Solutions, to address “Enabling the Health IT Ecosystem” at 7th Annual World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress, November 7-8, Washington, D.C.

Dr. Peter Tippett, VP of Verizon Connected Healthcare Solutions, will address the 7th Annual World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress, November 7-8, in Washington, D.C., in a session “Enabling the Health IT Ecosystem.”  He will be discussing the steps that must be taken to manage this disruptive change and make an IT-enabled health care delivery system a reality for the entire ecosystem.

Washington, D.C., – September 30, 2011 – The 7th Annual World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress is pleased to announce Peter Tippett, MD, PhD, vice president of Verizon Connected Healthcare Solutions, will deliver a keynote address on “Enabling the Health IT Ecosystem – Innovation in Action.”

WHIT is the leading health care IT strategy meeting presenting the latest on the business of health care technology.  Participants will join more than 400 hospital, health system, medical center, physician practice and health insurance IT decision-makers.

Dr. Tippett leads Verizon’s practice group that is helping transform the delivery of patient care, better manage costs, enhance access to services, and provide health data privacy through the pragmatic adoption of health information technology.  In his session, scheduled for Tuesday, November 8, at 8:45 a.m., Dr. Tippett will address:

  • Realizing the full potential of health IT will require disruptive change within the U.S. health care delivery system.
  • Why health care providers – from doctors to clinics to hospitals – must embrace technology as they key to improving patient outcomes and reducing costs.
  • While many of the basic building blocks for transformation exist today, widespread adoption is still required to truly move forward.
  • Steps that must be taken to manage this disruptive change and make an IT-enabled health care delivery system a reality for the entire ecosystem, including consumers, health care providers and payers.

WHAT: The 7th Annual World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress

WHEN: November 7-8, 2011

WHERE: Washington, D.C. (Vienna, Virginia)

CONFERENCE AGENDA: www.whitcongress.com

About the 7th Annual World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress

WHIT v.7.0 is the leading health care IT strategy meeting presenting the latest on the business of health care technology.  Participants at WHIT in 2011, will network with over 400 Hospital, Health System, Medical Center, Physician Practice and Health Insurance IT decision makers.  WHIT combines unmatched educational programming with a broad range of informal networking opportunities – the perfect environment to find answers to your most pressing questions while learning about partners and solutions providers who can take your organization to the next level.  Plus, by attending, you’ll evaluate the latest strategy and technology innovations in areas of mHealth, ACOs, interoperability, connectivity and medical home.

October 7, 2011 I Written By

Verizon Enhances Security Programs to Help Health Care Organizations, Business Partners Address Federal Data Privacy Requirements

With more and more health information being exchanged electronically, health care organizations and their business partners must adapt to an evolving set of federal requirements for health data security and privacy, and must develop ways to effectively monitor, manage and report on compliance. Today, Verizon announced two enhancements to its security programs to help health care organizations and their business partners adapt to this changing environment.

Specifically, Verizon’s enhancements will enable health care organizations to assess their security postures against 180 new controls – based on a set of industry best practices. The enhancements will also allow health care organizations to assess the security compliance of critical business partners against the Health Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which includes interim rules that extend data security and privacy requirements to the business associates of health care organizations.

NEW YORK – To help health care organizations and their business partners address evolving federal requirements for health data security and privacy, Verizon is enhancing two of its security programs.

  • The Verizon Security Management Program-Healthcare (SMP-H), an easy-to-use online dashboard that helps organizations assess and strengthen their security, now includes a new module based on the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) Common Security Framework (CSF), a widely adopted set of health care industry data protection guidelines.
  • The Verizon Partner Security Program (PSP) now enables health care organizations to assess the security compliance of critical business partners and internal business units against Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) interim rules that extend data security and privacy requirements to the business associates of health care organizations.

“Establishing and maintaining standards for the security and privacy of health data is a key foundational element critical to the transformation of the U.S. health care system,” said Dr. Peter Tippett, Verizon vice president of security and industry solutions. “With more digitized health information being exchanged, it is important that organizations monitor, manage and report on compliance.  Verizon is helping customers meet this critical need through the development of new, secure online tools that foster the electronic exchange of health data.”

HITRUST CSF Module Added to Verizon SMP-H

Launched in August 2009, Verizon SMP-H helps organizations proactively strengthen their security measures.  Now with the inclusion of the HITRUST CSF module in Verizon SMP-H, health care organizations can assess their security measures and practices against 180 new additional controls, with a particular emphasis on process and procedure validation, and policy review.  With this enhanced view, organizations can better manage and monitor their security practices and requirements against an expanded set of rules and regulations.

HITRUST, in collaboration with health care, business, technology, and information security firms, is working to promote the secure flow of electronic information through the U.S. health care delivery system by standardizing security and privacy measures.

HIPAA Requirements Now Part of Verizon Partner Security Program

The Verizon Partner Security Program, a Web-based security management platform designed to help businesses manage security across a company’s extended enterprise of suppliers, vendors and partners, now addresses requirements of HIPAA and its interim rules covering health care business associates.  These rules require that key health care business partners, such as accountants, billing agencies and law firms. properly protect patient health information and create compliance uniformity across the entire health care ecosystem.

With the Verizon PSP, health care organizations can reduce the administrative burden of assessing, managing and reporting the security compliance measures undertaken by these key business partners.

Tippett added, “When it comes to data security and privacy, one of the most important things health care organizations should do is treat security compliance as an ongoing process, not a one-time project.  As we point out in the Verizon 2011 Data Breach Investigations Report, it is critical that data security and privacy measures be implemented broadly throughout an organization’s IT systems.  Our security management programs help organizations continually monitor and manage their security programs to help prevent the compromise of sensitive information.”

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) contains provisions and funding designed to facilitate the transition to electronic health records and the creation of industrywide interoperability standards.   The 2009 Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, part of ARRA, contains provisions that update HIPAA and extend yet-to-be-finalized health data security rules to business associates.  These legislative initiatives, combined with industry-driven efforts, are encouraging providers and hospitals to implement health IT systems that enable the secure exchange of data in order to help drive efficiencies, expand access to care, and help improve patient outcomes.

Verizon Connected Healthcare Solutions offers a comprehensive portfolio of managed, IT and consulting services for the health care industry to help transform patient care delivery, enhance access to care, and better manage costs.

Verizon is a global leader in driving better business outcomes for enterprises and government agencies.  Verizon delivers integrated IT and communications solutions via its high-IQ global IP and mobility networks to enable businesses to securely access information, share content and communicate.  Verizon is rapidly transforming to a cloud-based “everything-as-a-service” delivery model that will put the power of enterprise-class solutions within the reach of every business.  Find out more at www.verizonbusiness.com.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America’s most reliable wireless network, with more than 104 million total connections nationwide.  Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers seamless business solutions to customers around the world.  A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 196,000 and last year generated consolidated revenues of $106.6 billion.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.

June 6, 2011 I Written By

‘Simple, Common-Sense Approach’ to Data Security and Interoperability Are Key to Transforming U.S. Health Care System, Verizon Executive Says

Dr. Peter Tippett, in Address at HIMSS 2011, Cites Four Areas That Need to Be Addressed to Enhance Care and Control Costs

ORLANDO, Fla. – The lack of common interoperability standards and inconsistent approaches to security, privacy and trust are perpetuating an antiquated U.S. health care delivery system that has been largely unable to benefit from the widespread adoption of IT, according to Verizon’s top security and health care executive.

The executive, Dr. Peter Tippett, vice president of security and industry solutions for Verizon, called for the development of “simple, common-sense approaches to data security and interoperability” to help expand access to quality care, control costs and improve patient outcomes.  He spoke Tuesday (Feb. 22) at the Health Information Management Systems Society annual conference.

In a “Views from the Top” address titled “Prescription for Health IT: What’s Holding Us Back,” Tippett said:  “The U.S. health care system is the envy of many countries around the world.  However, there is much that needs to be done to bring the industry into the 21st century.  Working together to tackle acknowledged industrywide challenges, we can foster an environment of change and through the pragmatic use of IT create a stronger and more viable health care system.”

Tippett outlined four key areas that he said will serve as the foundation for the future transformation of the health care system.  The areas are:

·         Built-in Security – The ability to share information in a secure and trusted manner is a vital cornerstone in health care.  To be effective, security compliance programs should be intuitive, easy-to-use and uniform across the industry.

  • Support for Structured and Unstructured Data – Due to a lack of common standards for its use and storage, data often remains in separate files rather than being combined to provide a holistic patient view.  By redoubling efforts to tackle this issue, health care data can be easily shared among providers to help reduce medical errors and enable informatics and analytics to help improve treatment plans and patient outcomes.
  • High-IQ Networks – Pervasive and interconnected IP and wireless networks are the essential platforms to connect providers to foster innovation. Secure, high-performance networks will serve as the underlying foundational platforms to help drive productivity and efficiency enhancements.
  • Simplification – The U.S. health care system is diverse, ranging from large urban providers with thousands of physicians to small rural practices.  Solutions must be affordable, consistent and, ultimately, simple.  Leveraging current systems and data is an important first step and is essential for promoting usability and driving benefits to provide a solid foundation for future enhancements.

Verizon Connected Healthcare Solutions, the company’s health care practice group, offers a comprehensive portfolio of managed, IT and consulting services for the health care industry to help transform patient care delivery, enhance access to care and better manage costs.

Verizon is a global leader in driving better business outcomes for mid-sized and large enterprises and government agencies.  Verizon combines integrated communications and IT solutions and professional services expertise with high-IQ global IP and mobility networks to enable businesses to securely access information, share content and communicate.  Verizon is rapidly transforming to a cloud-based “everything-as-a-service” delivery model that will put the power of enterprise-grade solutions within the reach of every business.  Find out more at www.verizonbusiness.com.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America’s most reliable wireless network, serving 94.1 million customers nationwide.  Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers innovative, seamless business solutions to customers around the world.  A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 194,000 and last year generated consolidated revenues of $106.6 billion.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.

 

March 2, 2011 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 13 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit.