Is that your prescription bottle calling?

Another piece of the future has landed, thanks to AT&T.

Now pill bottles can send you a reminder when it’s time for a dose. Smart phones will send warnings to diabetics when their blood sugar is out of whack. And medical records can quickly get to your new doctors.

AT&T ForHealth pulls together wireless and cloud-based technologies to deliver important health care information to physicians and patients.

"This is not about cute ringtones or flashy phones. It’s about solving the sobering challenges in the U.S. health care industry," AT&T said in a statement last week. "Like, doctors being in the dark about their patients’ history, when the information could be readily available to them. Or dangerous vital-sign readings that go ignored.

"Or medications that sick people either misuse or just forget to take. Or people who do without the best care because they live too far away from the best doctors and facilities."

Read more about the AT&T ForHealth unit at the AT&T site:

Read an Associated Press story about AT&T ForHealth:
AT&T Sets Up Division To Target Health Care

Watch a video showing the wireless GlowCap in use:

George Jetson would be proud.


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