Mobily, Sanofi in Saudi mHealth tieup
Riyadh, October 7, 2012
Saudi telecom services operator Etihad telecom (Mobily) has joined hands with Sanofi, a global health care leader to boost its mobilized healthcare services (mHealth) with an innovative approach.
Sanofi and Mobily said the partnership aims to offer a state-of-art (IBG Star) device and the newest technology in diabetes management smart application; all of this will enable patients to communicate their diabetes related data to their physicians or health care provider.
“The mobilized healthcare concept is expanding as patient electronic follow-ups, electronic records and disease and health related information is now available to the public as long as there’s the supply of innovative and up to date e-health application, solutions and products which goes in parallel with a concrete, high speed reliable data transmission” services explained Mobily CEO Khalid Al Kaf.
"Our partnership with Sanofi a health care leader will leverage the Moblized healthcare solutions in Saudi Arabia," he added.
Sanofi GM (Saudi Arabia) Salah Mousa emphasized on the importance of having such a partnership with Mobily in boosting the mobilized health care as "it will help diabetics from long term complications and more control over the disease."
“Our main objective is putting our patients first and that’s by offering easy to use and innovative solutions which help patients to share instant reports to their physicians and helping patients taking diabetes-related decisions,” he stated.
Mobily is looking forward to maintain its position as a leader in (mHealth) through this collaboration as the group has already launched a several application and services concerning public health, he added.-TradeArabia News Service