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April 19, 2011

Healthcare Technology and News: CommerceTel and Magellan Global Health Bring Mobile Healthcare to Healthcare Delivery Industry

Looking to improve applications of mobile technologies in the fields of interactive telemedicine and eHealth (electronic health) for care delivery, CommerceTel has partnered with Magellan Global Health.

To co-develop "mHealth" solutions, focusing initially on remote workers such as seafarers, and those traveling for specialized care, the two companies will leverage CommerceTel's C4 mobile services platform, and related technologies. While Magellan also designs, develops and deploys new concepts and mHealth applications, existing mobile channels such as IVR, SMS and MMS will be creatively applied to Magellan's existing phone and Internet based healthcare solutions.

With the help of C4 platform, users can engage a broader mobile audience in more efficient, cost effective and innovative ways than ever before, the company has stated.

“Healthcare is a massive opportunity for the mobile platform," added Dennis Becker, CEO of CommerceTel in a company press release. "Drs. Knapp and Arnaert and their team have an unparalleled track record bringing healthcare technologies and business models to market. We're extremely pleased that Magellan has chosen CommerceTel as its partner in pioneering the vast mobile healthcare opportunity.”

To innovate and capitalize on mobile healthcare opportunities in caring for patients anywhere, anytime, the partnership will combine CommerceTel's award winning mobile services technology with Magellan's world class team of healthcare professionals and its VirtualClinic telemedicine/telehealth platform. Healthcare delivery is a worldwide industry of more than US$4 trillion annually. The current delivery paradigm very expensive, there is no consistency, uniform patient safety measures and quality controls, transparency for consumers, accessibility for millions, the company has stated.

Recently, the company acquired an important patent (US Patent number 6,788,769 B1) in the Telecommunications and Internet sector. The patent covers a technology that allows the use of telephone numbers as a “key” to address e-mail and online content without the use of a lookup database. Here, the telephone number is used to access a website or an e-mail address the same way it is used to dial a phone. CommerceTel's patented technology uses application-based directory systems.

Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for HealthTechZone. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves
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