Touching Lives Across the Globe

Touching Lives Across the Globe

Non-profit Health eVillages is saving lives by introducing mHealth technology in developing countries and rural areas in America.

What can a 1970s medical textbook tell a physician or nurse practitioner as they’re caring for patients with critical medical complications? Not enough.

In many areas of the world, including parts of the United States, patient access to quality healthcare is being negatively impacted by a lack of provider access to timely medical information. In fact, more than a billion people currently live in rural, underserved areas with inadequate access to healthcare, and nearly one-third of countries are experiencing critical shortages of skilled healthcare workers. Often times, nurse practitioners are the only staff – with no access to physicians or the decision-support tools needed to properly diagnose and treat diseases or complications specific to their region.

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