Connected health company SystemOne is helping upgrade accessibility for medical devices and systems in the developing world.
The company is leveraging Vodafone’s Internet of Things (IoT) SIM and Managed IoT Connectivity Platform to enable secure and consistent connections to healthcare facilities.
The company helps connect devices and labs in technologically-isolated places, capturing and transmitting data to inform and address public health and connect doctors and patients. SystemOne has deployed system across over 1,500 medical sites across 35 countries, helping healthcare organisations manage diseases such as TB, HIV, Ebola and Zika.
In Uganda SystemOne brought over-the-air accessibility to devices that test for TB. Now test results can be sent to clinicians automatically and patients are notified when the results are ready to review. This has resulted in a decrease of 60 days to three days for the time it takes to process test results. This means that patients can receive treatment sooner and the potential for the disease to spread is also reduced.
SystemOne previously used traditional cellular SIM cards from multiple mobile carriers to provide accessibility to medical devices. However because of inadequate network coverage, a lack of data analytics and roaming capabilities, and complicated installation and billing processes, the company turned to Vodafone IoT.
Chris Macek, Founder and CEO of SystemOne said: “SystemOne’s goal has always been to ensure that data moves faster than the diseases that impact the developing world. 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.”
Ivo Rook, Vodafone global director of IoT said: “t’s our mission to transform lives and business by connecting every machine. 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 revolutionise disease surveillance and response, while helping countries optimise the use and value of expensive medical devices.”