Corporate Responsibility

We're Using Technology To Improve Healthcare

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Verizon is focused on using technology to improve quality and access to healthcare to improve the lives of people across the world.

The video monitoring of patients taking their medication every day eliminates the cost and intrusiveness of visits by trained healthcare professionals.

Cloud-Enabled Telemedicine Network

The Swinfen Charitable Trust’s network of healthcare providers in remote global locations uses Verizon cloud technology for mobile telemedicine to consult with physician specialists around the world.

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Connecting Children to Quality Healthcare

By equipping Children’s Health Fund buses in several key cities with 4G LTE wireless technology and enabling health IT solutions, Verizon is making it possible for the group’s medical staff to provide more immediate care to patients. Initial projections from the Children’s Health Fund on how technology will improve healthcare delivery include:

  • 5 minutes saved per immunization
  • 10 minutes saved per referral
  • 4,000 hours a year saved on administrative work so more time for patient care
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Lisa Gwynn, M.D., (center) medical director of Children’s Health Fund South Florida, uses our health IT to connect a patient to specialists at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

New Discoveries in Women's Health

A survey commissioned by Verizon found a high correlation between chronic health conditions and domestic violence. Learn more about this pressing issue, and solutions we are working to identify here.

Our work to date includes:

  • A briefing on Capitol Hill in conjunction with the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues to announce the implications of research we have commissioned to address solutions
  • An outreach effort we are funding via a leading research hospital to arm doctors and nurses with strong domestic violence screening practices
  • We’ve joined a nationwide network of experts to identify how technology can boost domestic violence intervention and improve chronic health conditions.

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Domestic violence is a pervasive social problem and, research now shows, has disturbing implications for women’s health.

Global Opportunities for Technology in Healthcare

Our Foundation is using technology in cooperation with global partners to bring quality healthcare to underserved communities around the world.

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