T-Mobile and Zyter, Inc. are partnering to provide telehealth, remote patient monitoring and care team collaboration — to more healthcare organizations and their patients across the U.S.
An increasing number of consumers choose telehealth solutions rather than physical doctor’s office visits as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The percentage of broadband households that had a remote healthcare visit increased from 15% in 2019 to 41% last year, according to a recent telehealth adoption report from Parks Associates.
According to the report, 29% of respondents are very likely to add at least one health related product during the next year. About half of parents of children under 18 years of age have “high intent” to add a connected medical product. That group is followed by current telehealth service users at a bit over 40%. About 25% of all U.S. broadband households are likely to do so.
T-Mobile offers 5G connectivity, where available, while Zyter’s digital health platform includes Zyter Telehealth, Zyter Remote Patient Monitoring and ZyterHome. Through the partnership, Zyter and T-Mobile will collaborate to deliver integrated healthcare solutions to existing and potential T-Mobile customers nationwide.
The Zyter solutions are already available for integrated delivery networks, life science companies, hospitals, health systems and payer organizations around the country.
“We believe that every American has the right to quality healthcare that is safe and secure,” said Mike Katz, T-Mobile executive vice president, in a prepared statement about the telehealth offering. “By partnering with Zyter, we can outfit healthcare organizations of all sizes with solutions that reach more people and enable faster and more reliable virtual care through familiar devices like smartphones and tablets.”