LUND, Sweden, February 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Doro is revealing the first strategic elements of its global mHealth initiative. The company's mobiles will now be used for the delivery of care assistance services and solutions.
Jerome Arnaud, President and CEO of Doro said: "The delivery of mobile health solutions poses huge benefits. With over 1.2 million users, our knowledge of mobile design and interface adaption for the senior audience is winning. Our expertise has been instrumental in driving the advance of new applications specifically for health and wellbeing. The first of our mHealth partnerships lead us into exciting new horizons and the next chapter in the growth of easy-to-use, senior-focused mobiles."
Doro and MyGlucoHealth will provide a mobile solution to improve the management of diabetes. MyGlucoHealth's testing device will integrate with some of Doro's easy mobiles. The solution will simplify the uploading of data from blood tests via SMS into a secure portal - this will improve remote monitoring. The portal provides feedback and advice to the user to help better manage their diabetes.
John Hendel, Chairman of MyGlucoHealth.com said: "We have a strong desire to maintain our position as the pioneering mHealth solution. By partnering with Doro, we will continue to lead this area especially within the senior-focused market."
Doro and Finnish company Medixine will deliver a one-touch medication reminder service via Doro's easy-to-use mobiles. Doro EasyMed Reminder is an integrated service enabling users to better manage prescription medications and improve compliance of prescription drugs. The service provides a one key automated SMS mechanism to register that a medicine has been taken. The system holds prescription details and uses reminders to ensure drugs are taken correctly.
One third of people aged +65yrs, frequently forget to take prescribed medicines, conditions as dementia can exacerbate the situation. If seniors are able to better manage their medicines they may be able to remain in their own homes longer - reducing the financial impact of an aged society.
Dr Tapio Jokinen, CEO of Medixine said: "Medixine is constantly looking for ways to lower the barrier for citizens to use e-health services. Doro phones offer the ideal platform for mHealth applications to reach the elderly."
SOURCE DORO AB