ATLANTA, Feb. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications and Cleveland Clinic announce the formation of Vivre Health, a groundbreaking strategic alliance to bring world-class healthcare to the home through innovative telehealth and home health solutions.
"We are thrilled to be working with such a respected leader in the healthcare space," said Asheesh Saksena, executive vice president and chief strategy officer, Cox Communications. "Fueled by access to broadband, we believe the home will be an increasingly important node within the healthcare delivery architecture and Vivre Health is uniquely positioned to help drive this transformation."
Leading its peers and competitors in the industry, Cox recently committed to deliver residential Gigabit Internet speeds to all markets it serves by the end of 2016.
"Healthcare transformation will be led by organizations that embrace innovation and collaboration," described Dr. Thomas Graham, chief innovation officer, Cleveland Clinic. "This alliance will accelerate the creation, development and delivery of solutions that will improve and extend human life."
Cox Communications also has invested in HealthSpot, a pioneer in patient and provider driven telehealth technology. HealthSpot has built a comprehensive healthcare delivery platform that combines cloud-based software with their award-winning HealthSpot station, digital medical devices and mobile applications. This solution is being piloted across several states by leading healthcare, pharmacy and retail services providers.
About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and home security and automation services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and digital media advertising. Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For eight years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity nine times, including the last eight years. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.
About Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S.News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation's best hospitals in its annual "America's Best Hospitals" survey. More than 3,000 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 11,000 nurses represent 120 medical specialties and subspecialties. The Cleveland Clinic health system includes a main campus near downtown Cleveland, eight community hospitals, more than 75 Northern Ohio outpatient locations, including 16 full-service Family Health Centers, Cleveland Clinic Florida, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Cleveland Clinic Canada, and, currently under construction, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. In 2012, there were 5.1 million outpatient visits throughout the Cleveland Clinic health system and 157,000 hospital admissions. Patients came for treatment from every state and from more than 130 countries. Visit us at www.clevelandclinic.org. Follow us at www.twitter.com/ClevelandClinic.
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