Proximie partners with Vodafone Business to accelerate roll-out of its digital surgical platform

David Murphy

Global health technology platform Proximie has announced a partnership with Vodafone Business. The partnership will build on the existing relationship between the two companies, bringing Proximie’s connected surgical care software together with innovative technologies from Vodafone Business, including 5G, IoT and Edge Computing.  

The partnership will accelerate the roll-out of Proximie’s platform as it looks to grow more rapidly in 2022 and beyond, and will advance access to digital surgical solutions for both patients and healthcare professionals. Proximie said this will address two of the main challenges in healthcare: making healthcare service delivery more efficient; and providing better training for the healthcare workforce – both vital in addressing current surgical backlogs and improving patient outcomes.

Current estimations suggest 2.4m operations will have been cancelled by 2021 year-end, and a report by the British Medical Association forecasts that by 2043, medical workforce shortages could be up to over 80,000 doctors.

Proximie is creating a global network of operating rooms interconnected by the world’s best clinicians, to create a future vision where as many incisions as possible are informed by artificial intelligence, and clinicians are empowered with real-time diagnostics, data, and analysis. Healthcare experts can virtually ’scrub-in’, record, and interact with any connected operating room in the world to enable, accelerate and improve surgical mentoring, proctoring, and technical expertise. 

“Proximie has started 2022 with huge momentum with this latest partnership announcement,” said Proximie Founder and CEO, Dr Nadine Hachach-Haram. “Having the best connectivity is imperative for delivering digital health services at scale, so we are thrilled to partner with Vodafone Business to leverage its 5G capabilities and cutting-edge technologies such as Edge Computing.

“Building on our existing relationship will accelerate the roll-out of our platform in the UK and across Europe. We will be able to provide connected surgical care to a wider audience and continue delivering impact by sharing the best clinical practice and ultimately saving lives.”