Vodafone Group, a gargantuan global telecommunications company headquartered in London, is jumping into the increasingly crowded, popular, and lucrative waters of mHealth.
The world’s largest mobile telecommunications company (measured by revenues), Vodafone is launching mHealth Professional, a new service that ostensibly will continue to drive enormous change in how healthcare is administered and how healthcare professionals discharge their duties.
Vodafone contends that mHealth Professional is a suite of “cost-effective, mobile and flexible working tools, services and applications.”
Among the notable features hyped by Vodafone are:
- Access to patient records via smartphone
- Remote access to information and systems
- Tools to monitor one’s location
- A digital pen to electronically record and preserve information
The company says that its new suite of tools is capable of being tailored to the precise needs of the healthcare specialist using the platform.
“The drive towards delivering care to patients within their homes means innovative mobile technologies that allow healthcare professionals to work easily and effectively in local communities are vital,” says Vodafone UK’s enterprise director Peter Kelly. “Our mHealth Professional healthcare-specific and mobile working solutions support a genuine and very real need in the healthcare sector. Healthcare workers who use this cost-effective technology can be highly productive and most importantly are able to make better-informed decisions at the point of care.”