Health

Developing-country governments are actively investing to expand access to healthcare. Vital Wave and its partners develop and implement sustainable, scalable eHealth and mHealth solutions.

In many countries, chronic disease rates are rising in tandem with economic development, while infectious diseases remain prevalent in rural areas. Successful strategies for improved healthcare in emerging markets address these challenges through creative funding models, strengthened infrastructure, better supply chain and service delivery channels, and increased public information on disease prevention and treatment.  ICTs can lower costs, increase efficiencies, and improve care by providing healthcare workers, patients, government agencies, and other organizations with better information and tools.  However, designing and implementing technology programs is not a core strength of most development or health organizations, or their government partners.

Vital Wave extends the reach, utilization, and measurable impact of health programs through scaled ICT solutions. The company has teamed with the Gates Foundation, Johnson & Johnson, the UN Foundation, and national governments to develop and implement health information systems, reproductive health and family planning programs, national health development frameworks, financing alternatives, patient and provider relationship management, and organizational development. The company works globally with development organizations, governments, pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, and application developers to provide greater access to quality healthcare through the application of ICTs.

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The health industry accounts for 4%-8% of GDP in most emerging markets.