Verizon has received U.S. FDA 510(k) clearance for Converged Health Management, a cloud-based, remote patient-monitoring medical device. The device is the first Verizon healthcare solution to received FDA clearance.

The solution is part of the company’s HIPAA-ready cloud, which provides clinicians with access to up-to-date patient data from connected biometric devices. The remote system helps more efficient monitoring and management of patients from their homes, or from mobile locations.

“Verizon is committed to improving the dynamics of the U.S. healthcare system,” said Peter Tippett, chief medical officer and vice president of Verizon Innovation Incubator. “By leveraging our mobile health expertise, HIPAA-ready cloud, 4G LTE wireless network and leading security solutions, Verizon is uniquely positioned to drive innovation in healthcare. Converged Health Management will accelerate focus on care management through mobile technologies as patients increasingly take more responsibility for their health.

Verizon’s Converged Health Management solution will be commercially available in late 2013, according to the company.