Vodafone has announced that it will establish a new mobile health unit in Newbury to develop mobile healthcare solutions. The new mobile health unit will focus solely on mobile healthcare solutions and will work with other organisations including pharmaceutical companies and government organisations, which can help us fully understand the need of healthcare professionals.
Vittorio Colao, chief utive of Vodafone, told an audience at the Mobile Healthcare Industry Summit in London that he believed that mobile technology has a significant role to play in the provision of healthcare. He said by providing the right technology to professional healthcare providers, workflows could be simplified and statistical analysis and record keeping could be improved.
Earlier this year, Vodafone signaled its commitment to mobile healthcare by partnering with The Rockefeller Foundation and the United Nations Foundation to create the Mobile Health Alliance, which aims to maximise mobile health in the developing world.