MetTel Supports Children’s Health Fund as part of Strategic Commitment to Meet Growing TeleHealth Demand Nov 10, 2016 By Mike Azzi MetTel has made a commitment to help vulnerable children with financial support for the Children’s Health fund. As a Philanthropic Partner of the Fund, MetTel’s pledge of $75,000 over two years will support the non-profit’s mission of delivering high-quality healthcare to America’s most disadvantaged children. Children’s Health Fund envisions a future where all children in America get the care they need to be healthy and ready to reach their potential in learning and in life. The organization develops innovative and comprehensive models, reduces health barriers to learning, addresses the needs of vulnerable children in times of public health crisis, and advocates for their health and well-being. “MetTel carefully assessed several non-profit initiatives and was won over by Children’s Health Fund and what they’re doing for underprivileged children across America,” said Marshall Aronow, CEO of MetTel. “For us, this isn’t about a short-term contribution, but a long-term partnership where we’re not only providing financial support, we’re also working together to expand access to health care through integration with the latest technology.” In addition to its sponsorship, MetTel Children’s Health Fund reach more children through telehealth solutions, which deliver healthcare, health information or health education through computers, tablets as well as other mobile and wearable technology. With MetTel’s Telehealth and Mobile solutions, organizations such as Children’s Health Fund would be able to leverage secure and reliable communications technology to connect doctors with children that are in need or underserved, such as those living in rural areas. MetTel’s Mobile Telehealth solutions identify at risk patients using predictive analytics and form a protective caregiver ecosystem around them with one-touch video calling, maintaining consistency and continuity of care. MetTel manages end to end device configuration, deployment, security to maintain compliance and customer care. Recent research indicates a sea change in attitudes toward tele-health with more than half of respondents would prefer a video interface over an in-person visit with their doctor. This is a harbinger of things to come. The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) has launched an Internet of Things testbed to develop an open IOT platform to collect and analyze monitoring data to improve patient care in hospitals and remote environments. It’s believed that IoT can resolve the 400,000 annual deaths in hospitals from preventable medical errors – by removing them from hospitals in some cases — according to Dr. Julian M. Goldman of Massachussetts General Hospital, co-leader of the IIC task force. Not only will IoT help curb the exploding cost of healthcare by decreasing the patient population in hospitals, it will bring telehealth, remote monitoring and smart analytics into the homes of people to make their lives easier at their most trying times. Telehealth is coming as a transformational opportunity for both providers and patients. Are you ready for it? We are.