Conference to Feature Impact of mHealth on Safe Babies Program in Rural Kenya

Reading, MA – (September 4, 2013) – Donato Tramuto, the Founder of Health eVillages, which provides mobile health technology to rural healthcare providers around the globe, will profile the charitable organization’s work in Kenya at Health 2.0 Silicon Valley 7th Annual Fall Conference in Santa Clara, CA, on October 2nd.

Tramuto, who is also the Chairman and CEO of Physicians Interactive (PI), will be joined by James Nardella, Executive Director of the Lwala Community Alliance (LCA) in Kenya, to demonstrate the impact that mHealth is having on underserved regions around the world. The “Health 2.0 Around the World: International” program begins at 1:25 p.m. in the Mission City Ballroom at the Santa Clara Convention Center. The Fall Conference runs from September 29th through October 2nd.

Earlier this year, Apple featured the work Health eVillages is doing with the Lwala Community Alliance and its Safe Babies program in the “Making a difference. One app at a time” video. Community nurses in the prenatal care program use iPads provided by Health eVillages to help rural mothers with limited access to healthcare provide a healthy start in life for their newborns. The nurses use the medical references loaded on the devices to help diagnose and prevent complications from setting in during pregnancies.

Physicians Interactive, the leading provider of online and mobile clinical resources and solutions for healthcare professionals, and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights work with Health eVillages to empower healthcare providers in the most challenging clinical environments anywhere in the world through mHealth technology that helps save lives.

“I am thrilled to speak along with James Nardella of LCA at Health 2.0 about the great work Health eVillages is doing with mobile apps to help save lives in underserved areas around the world,” said Tramuto. “Health eVillages demonstrates the tremendous impact that technology can have on the health of people in some of the most remote places on Earth.”

Health eVillages provides iPods and iPads loaded with medical reference and clinical decision support tools through six pilot programs to medical professionals in Uganda, Kenya, China, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and rural Louisiana.  Physicians Interactive supplies the medical content for the mobile devices through its Skyscape platform.

Tramuto and Physicians Interactive founded Health eVillages in October 2011 in partnership with the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights to address the knowledge gap faced by healthcare providers around the world. Since then, Health eVillages has provided support to clinicians who have conducted more than 50,000 patient interactions in underserved areas.

Anyone interested in contributing money or devices to Health eVillages can do so through its website. Corporate sponsorships of Health eVillages are also available. For more information about corporate sponsorships, contact Merrill Press at merrill.press@healthevillages.org.

About Health eVillages

Health eVillages, a program of the not-for-profit Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights and Physicians Interactive, provides state-of-the-art mobile health technology including medical reference and clinical decision support resources to medical professionals in the most challenging clinical environments around the world.  For more information about Health eVillages, please visit http://www.HealtheVillages.org/.

About Physicians Interactive

Headquartered in Reading, MA, PI aspires to use the power of worldwide networks of healthcare professionals and life sciences companies together in ways that will change the practice and business of medicine for the better. PI’s value proposition is to offer the life science industry a low-cost, virtual, multi-channel marketing approach that can be used to supplement currently promoted products, as well as non-promoted and orphaned products, that deliver benefits to physicians and patients. A key focus is providing services that fit into physicians’ and healthcare professionals’ daily workflow at the point-of-care when they make diagnosis, treatment and prescribing decisions. More information can be found at www.PhysiciansInteractive.com.

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