Vodafone Introduces Mobile Health Care Division

Vodafone Introduces Mobile Health Care Division

Following the growing influence of a number of leading non-profits, mobile phone giant Vodafone is launching a Mobile Health Care Unit.

Jon Lombardo
  • 3 december 2009

Following the growing influence of a number of leading nonprofits, mobile phone giant Vodafone is launching a Mobile Health Care Unit which will work with pharmaceutical companies and government organizations to develop health care services that use mobile phone technology. The new Unit will partner with health care professionals to generate insights into the needs of health care professionals and their patients. According to Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao, Mobile Health Care is expected to be especially effective in emerging economies:

“I believe that mobile technology has a significant role to play in the provision of health care, primarily in the simplification of work flows, statistical analysis and record keeping and mobile technology can reach people in under-resourced, geographically dispersed communities.”

The mobile phone – which dramatically outnumbers the computer as the dominant technological tool in developing countries – is a natural platform for the development of flexible and localized solutions for pressing health problems. It is exciting to see the world’s largest mobile telecom put its corporate weight behind technology that potentially has the chance to improve the health and welfare of billions of people .

[via Total Telecom]


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