Verizon Wireless tests remote health management

Verizon Wireless is joining with BL Healthcare, a Foxboro, Mass., maker of remote health management products, to work with various third-party application developers and some customers in a trial of new remote-monitoring technologies. The plan is to marry the Verizon Wireless network, the BL Healthcare platform and other pieces of technology to create "best-of-breed" products and apps, the companies say. "It will also offer an alternative approach for healthcare application developers and other healthcare service providers to generate incremental revenue by marketing innovative new applications and services that leverage their expertise and protocol," according to a Verizon Wireless press release.