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Tramuto and Dr. Milton Ochieng of Lwala Community Alliance to Speak on How mHealth Technology Improves Healthcare Quality in Resource-Limited Areas in Rural Kenya
READING, Mass., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Donato Tramuto, the Chairman and CEO of Physicians Interactive (PI) and Founder of Health eVillages, will share his insights on the challenges in global healthcare at HIMSS 2014.
Tramuto is speaking in two sessions at the conference. On Sunday, February 23rd, at 4 p.m. ET, he will lead a session titled "Informatics in Action Across the Globe." This session is part of the Nursing Informatics: Advancing Innovation, Impacting Outcomes pre-conference symposium being held in the Rosen Center at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
This session will explore how Health eVillages is embracing health IT and informatics principles to deliver better health to a global community. Health eVillages is a program of PI and the not-for-profit Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights that provides mobile health technology to medical professionals in underserved clinical environments around the world.
On Wednesday, February 26th, Tramuto will be joined by Milton Ochieng, M.D., the co-founder of the Lwala Community Alliance (LCA) in Kenya, for a session titled "Apps Save Lives: How mHealth Technology Improves Healthcare Quality Worldwide." This session begins at 11:30 a.m. in Room 311A of the Orange County Convention Center.
During the session, Tramuto and Ochieng will explore the overall impact Health eVillages and the LCA are having through the use of integrated mHealth technology on healthcare in resource-limited areas in rural Kenya. Today, LCA clinical staff members handle more than 32,000 patient visits each year, using mobile devices and medical reference apps provided by Health eVillages. Health eVillages has also provided funding to the LCA for a new 15-bed maternity clinic.
"I am excited to share the podium with Dr. Milton Ochieng at HIMSS this year," said Tramuto. "Caregivers around the globe using mobile devices and apps from Health eVillages have treated tens of thousands of patients in Kenya, Uganda, Haiti and rural Louisiana. It is our belief that access to quality healthcare is an essential human right, and that is what we our doing in Lwala with our technology and the new maternity clinic. If Health eVillages can help to advance – one life at a time – a connection to medical care, then it will make this world more just for everyone."
About Health eVillages
Health eVillages, a program of the not-for-profit Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights and Physicians Interactive, provides state-of-the-art mobile health technology including medical reference and clinical decision support resources to medical professionals in the most challenging clinical environments around the world. For more information about Health eVillages, please visit http://www.healthevillages.org/.
About Physicians Interactive
Headquartered in Reading, MA, PI aspires to use the power of worldwide networks of healthcare professionals and life sciences companies together in ways that will change the practice and business of medicine for the better. PI's value proposition is to offer the life science industry a low-cost, virtual, multi-channel marketing approach that can be used to supplement currently promoted products, as well as non-promoted and orphaned products, that deliver benefits to physicians and patients. A key focus is providing services that fit into physicians' and healthcare professionals' daily workflow at the point-of-care when they make diagnosis, treatment and prescribing decisions. More information can be found at www.PhysiciansInteractive.com.
Amendola Communications for Physicians Interactive
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