Proximie partners with Vodafone Business to improve digital surgical solutions

UNITED KINGDOM – Proximie, a UK-based healthtech platform, has announced a collaboration with Vodafone Business to expand access to surgical healthcare and training.

Proximie’s technology enables healthcare professionals to virtually’scrub-in,’ record, and interact with any connected operating room in the world.

The collaboration will combine Proximie’s connected surgical care software with Vodafone Business technologies such as 5G, IoT, and edge computing.

The collaboration will hasten the roll-out of Proximie’s platform as it seeks to expand more rapidly in 2022 and beyond, and will improve access to digital surgical solutions for both patients and healthcare professionals.

This will address two major challenges in healthcare: making healthcare service delivery more efficient and improving healthcare workforce training – both of which are critical in addressing current surgical backlogs and improving patient outcomes.

Proximie is building a global network of operating rooms connected by the world’s best clinicians to create a future vision in which artificial intelligence informs as many incisions as possible and clinicians are empowered with real-time diagnostics, data, and analysis.

Healthcare professionals can virtually’scrub-in,’ record, and interact with any connected operating room anywhere in the world to enable, accelerate, and improve surgical mentoring, proctoring, and technical expertise.

“Proximie has started 2022 with huge momentum with this latest partnership announcement,” said Dr Nadine Hachach-Haram, Founder and CEO of Proximie.

Having the best connectivity is imperative for delivering digital health services at scale, so we are thrilled to partner with Vodafone Business to leverage its 5G capabilities and cutting-edge technologies such as edge computing.”

The data on the impact of the pandemic on healthcare and the need for solutions like Proximie is compelling.

According to the release, 2.4 million operations have been cancelled by the end of 2021, and a report by the British Medical Association predicts that by 2043, medical workforce shortages could reach over 80,000 doctors.

Indeed, healthcare services around the world have been battered by covid over the last two years, so any potential technological solution that can make them more effective or efficient in providing treatments should be welcomed with open arms.

Mark Allinson, Business Development Director, Vodafone Business, said, “This partnership with Proximie cements our existing relationship and will be an enabler of their connected surgical care solution through increased access to Vodafone’s technologies and platforms.”

Last month, Proximie teamed up with Jhpiego, a Johns Hopkins University affiliate, on a safe surgery project in Kenya for 22 months to support the government of Kenya’s commitment to reduce maternal and newborn deaths and obstetric-related injuries by improving the quality of Caesarean sections.

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