As a technology company, Vodacom is in the business of looking into the future. And Vodacom is much more than just a mobile provider that connects your cellphone - they also help deliver innovative solutions that help to change the world. One area where the most impact has been made is healthcare. Along with its partners, Vodacom has developed healthcare solutions that improve the delivery of medical services to those who need it most.
Vodacom’s mHealth initiative puts healthcare in anyone’s pocket. It combines the pervasiveness of mobile devices and apps with the expansive coverage of Vodacom’s network. The result is affordable and accessible healthcare for all.
What is mHealth?
mHealth is a healthcare management system that uses the latest mobile tech to provide cost-effective, innovative and managed end-to-end healthcare - whether home-based, community-based or corporate. By simplifying processes, mHealth empowers patients and providers.
Innovations include hearScreen, the next-generation screening test for hearing problems, as well as apps and devices to monitor vital signs. This includes SensiCardiac and a first-of‐its-kind pregnancy monitoring device, called Sense4Baby, which is used to monitor the health of women with high‐risk pregnancies. The device can be used at home or shared by remote clinics, thereby reducing the requirement for clinic visits several times a week.