Qualcomm, through its Wireless Reach program, partners with U Mobile, Doctor on Call and Monash University Malaysia to improve health outcomes for the B40 community through Telemedicine services
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About Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™
Qualcomm Wireless Reach is a strategic initiative that brings wireless technology to underserved communities globally. Wireless Reach invests in programs that foster entrepreneurship, aid in public safety, enhance the delivery of health care, enrich teaching and learning and improve environmental sustainability. Since 2006, Wireless Reach has positively impacted over 24 million people through 137 programs across 49 countries. We collaborate with non-governmental organizations, universities, government institutions, nonproﬁts, development agencies and other private sector companies to develop programs which demonstrate innovative uses of Qualcomm technology for social and economic development.
MALAYSIA: Improving Healthcare Access and Quality for Malaysians with U-Mobile:
The Wireless Reach program in Malaysia provides remote healthcare services to Malaysians with the lowest 40% household income. The Malaysian telco U Mobile is collaborating with DoctorOnCall, Malaysia’s first and largest digital healthcare platform, to implement telemedicine for diabetes and hypertension services. Together, the parties are introducing a 24-month healthcare program called SIHAT or Sistem Integrasi KeHidupan Antara Teknologi. The program monitors and manages diabetes and hypertension conditions of 100 participants in the target community using wirelessly connected medical devices like blood pressure monitors and glucometers. Doctors conduct live video teleconsultations with their patients on the DoctorOnCall’s platform and use Snapdragon-powered Always Connected PCs (ACPCs) and tablets. The research team of Monash University Malaysia will study the program and plans to publish a research paper.
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