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SystemOne and Vodafone Tackle Medical Challenge with IoT

By Ken Briodagh May 18, 2017

 SystemOne, a connected health company developing data-driven healthcare solutions, has announced it will upgrade accessibility for medical devices and systems in the developing world with Vodafone’s global Internet of Things (IoT) SIM and Managed IoT Connectivity Platform. SystemOne said it plans to leverage the partnership to bring more secure, consistent connections to healthcare facilities tackling some of the world’s most pervasive infectious diseases.

SystemOne has been connecting devices and labs in technologically-isolated places across the globe since 2012, capturing and transmitting critical data to inform and address public health, and better connect doctors and patients. Through its work with the Ministries of Health, diagnostic device makers, clinical workers and global healthcare organizations and funders, SystemOne has deployed systems to over 1,500 medical sites across 35 countries, working to manage diseases including Tuberculosis, HIV, Ebola and Zika.

For example, in Uganda, SystemOne has worked to bring over-the-air accessibility to devices that test for Tuberculosis. Test results can now be sent to clinicians automatically, and patients are notified that the results are ready to review, reducing the time it takes to process test results from 60 days to just three days. This makes it possible for patients to receive treatment sooner and drastically reduce the potential for the disease to spread before the patient is treated.

“SystemOne’s goal has always been to ensure that data moves faster than the diseases that impact the developing world,” said Chris Macek, Founder and CEO, SystemOne. “We’ve made inroads in improving healthcare in many developing countries through national-scale rollouts of connectivity for medical diagnostic devices. With Vodafone’s IoT technology and hardware, we can provide medical facilities with consistently reliable accessibility, ensuring clinicians can collect the data they need to make decisions that help save lives.”

In the past, SystemOne has used traditional cellular SIM cards from multiple local mobile carriers to provide accessibility to medical devices, however, local network reliability proved challenging. Limited by inadequate network coverage, a lack of data analytics and roaming capabilities, and complex installation and billing processes, SystemOne is not going to work with the Vodafone IoT global IoT SIM and Managed IoT Connectivity Platform.

“It’s our mission to transform lives and business by connecting every machine,” said Ivo Rook, global director, IoT, Vodafone. “SystemOne’s work in the developing world speaks directly to that mission, as their work has an immense impact on the speed at which medical professionals receive information and treat patients in need around the world. SystemOne’s use of IoT with infectious disease can potentially revolutionize disease surveillance and response, while helping countries optimize the use and value of expensive medical devices.”




Edited by Alicia Young

Editorial Director

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