Cisco has unveiled new telehealth initiatives for a strategic public-private partnership between the company and the government of Jordan.
The Jordan Healthcare Initiative uses Cisco products and services as it aims to grow information and communications technology-enabled healthcare delivery, as well as facilitate collaboration and access to information, AMEinfo.com reports.
Laura Quintana, Cisco senior director of corporate affairs, said the initiative aims to give healthcare access to people in remote and underserved communities.
Through HealthPresence clinics in Jordan“™s northern and southern regions, hospital patients and clinicians have access to remote consultations with specialists from Prince Hamzah Hospital in the capital of Amman.
“We are now able to provide specialty care services to two rural areas in north and southern Jordan in need of specialized clinical care in cardiology, nephrology and dermatology,“ Dr. Abdellatif Woreikat, the country’s health minister.
“The patient sites are connected now to the ‘national broadband network,’ thereby facilitating other connectivity-dependent projects to be planned around this connectivity,” he added.
Through JHI, the Jordan Breast Cancer Program and the King Hussein Cancer Center have also rolled out a new mobile cancer-screening unit.
Cisco also helped Jordan start up a joint clinic project, where clinicians use the company’s TelePresence technology to consult each other and compare notes on medical cases, reports and laboratory results.