e-health

Vodafone gives mobile health a shot in the arm

The London North West Healthcare NHS Trust has announced a partnership with Vodafone, in a deal which further indicates the diversification of business services for telcos, and highlights the growing importance of mobile health.

O2 UK pulls plug on consumer health services

O2 UK has told customers of its e-health services Help at Hand and Health at Home that it is to cease operations at the end of this year. The decision comes just four months after the services were launched.

Telefónica eyes e-health opportunity with Brazilian acquisition

Spanish operator group Telefónica is looking to explore the opportunities in the e-health sector by acquiring a controlling stake in Brazilian chronic care management provider Axismed. The operator has made the acquisition via its digital innovation arm Telefónica Digital, and said that the deal , will enable it to accelerate the development of a complete end-to-end service proposition in the fast growing Brazilian e-health market.

E-prescription vendors need to up their game

A new report from analysts Ovum indicates that, despite the capacity of e-prescription technology to fundamentally change the healthcare systems of Europe and America, vendors of the software need to “up their game and improve the design of their systems”.

Telefónica launches e-health initiative

Demonstrating the growing importance of the healthcare sector in the operator community, Spain-based Telefónica on Tuesday launched a global e-health unit tasked with the decentralisation of clinical processes and ubiquitous and remote access to these services.

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