12/2/2009 11:49:00 AM
Vodafone Group to launch healthcare unit
Vodafone Group is launching a healthcare
unit, as it looks to work with governments and pharmaceutical companies to
provide healthcare services.
The operator’s new unit is made up of a team of around 10 people. The company’s
CEO, Vittorio Colao said at a Mobile Healthcare Industry Summit this week that
the unit will focus on health care solutions and will work alongside other
organizations, including pharmaceuticals and government organizations, ‘which
can help us to fully understand the needs of healthcare professionals’.
He added: ‘I believe that mobile technology has a significant role to play in
the provision of health care, primarily in the simplification of work flows,
statistical analysis and record keeping and by giving professional healthcare
providers the ability to support lifestyle choices for the chronically ill.’
The new division will open for business at the start of 2010.