Vodafone and Boston Scientific Team for mHealth Solutions

Vodafone Global Enterprise has signed an agreement with medical equipment manufacturer Boston Scientific, to develop mHealth monitoring solutions. Powered by M2M technology from Vodafone, the solutions will provide doctors with real-time information about patients cardiac health and vital signs, remotely.

The system is intended to reduce pressure on hospital outpatient and inpatient services, and increase the speed with which doctors and consultants can respond to early signs of deterioration in patients cardiac condition.

“The mobile internet has already transformed how people work, share their lives with friends and family and learn about the world around them,” says Vodafone Global Enterprise chief executive Nick Jeffery. “Wireless communications are now also set to change how we stay healthy and recover from illness. The new mobile technologies will empower both doctors and patients, enhancing quality of care while reducing costs and inefficiency.”