AT&T to launch smartwatch for remote patient monitoring

AT&T released details on its new smartwatch, OnePulse, designed with telehealth and remote patient monitoring capabilities.

Five things to know:

1. OnePulse transmits the user's health data to the cloud, allowing clinicians, patients and caregivers access to monitor user status.

2. The smartwatch is also designed with bluetooth so it can connect to other medical devices, such as a blood pressure cuff, glucometer and weight scale.

3. Additional features on the smartwatch include 24/7 monitoring with near real-time alerts for family and physicians, medication reminders and auto prescription refills, fully encrypted medical records that can be accessed via cloud-based dashboard and an open application programming interface to allow connection to any EHR platform.

4. OnePulse smartwatch is expected to be available for purchase by healthcare providers in March.

5. The OnePulse smartwatch was developed through AT&T's collaboration with OneLife Technologies, a mobile medical software and data collection company.

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