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Vodafone to launch mobile health care unit

02 декабря 2009

Vodafone Group PLC Chief Executive Vittorio Colao said the company will launch new unit to work with pharmaceutical companies and government organizations to provide healthcare services using mobile phone technology.

Vodafone's new mobile healthcare unit, comprising a team of around 10 people "will focus on health care solutions and will work alongside other organizations including pharmaceuticals and government organizations, which can help us to fully understand the needs of healthcare professionals," Colao told delegates at the Mobile Healthcare Industry Summit in London.

"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 by giving professional healthcare providers the ability to support lifestyle choices for the chronically ill," Colao said.

In emerging economies such as India and China, in particular,"mobile technology can reach people in under-resourced, geographically dispersed communities," he said.

Healthcare services are under growing pressure to improve the quality of care to patients at a time when the global population is aging, the burden of chronic disease is rising and the economic conditions are tough, Colao said.

The new division will formally open for business at the start of 2010, a Vodafone spokesman said.


Источник: Total Telecom

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