The agreement signed between Telefónica Digital and Saluspot will allow them to strengthen their presence in the digital health environment of America Látina.
Telefónica Digital, global digital innovation unit of Telephone, has signed a strategic agreement with Saluspot, interactive health community formed by registered physicians and users. An alliance that will allow the operator to accelerate its deployment of comprehensive eHealth services in Latin America.
For Saluspot it is an opportunity to strengthen its presence in this region, thanks to the capabilities and power that the operator has in the area.
Telefónica has more than two million digital health services customers in Latin America in the B2C segment. In addition, it also has an important customer base in Brazil, where in January 2013 acquired a stake in Axismed, the largest chronic patient management company in the country.
Saluspot pioneered the digital health market with the introduction of the first online consultation service in Spanish in 2012 and continues to innovate through its products and strategic alliances. Saluspot has now become the Spanish-speaking medical community of reference and has thousands of registered medical professionals in Spain and Chile.
"The union with Telefónica will allow us to achieve our goal of facilitating the population's access to reliable and quality health information.. Users demand easy access, agile and universal to health services. The technology is now available to facilitate that access and thanks to this agreement, millions of citizens will be able to benefit, especially in some Latin American countries where access to quality health care is still limited", comments Gonzalo Castellano, CEO of Saluspot.
According to a pew research study, health searches represent the third most popular activity of Internet users (80%), just behind email (94%) and search engines (87%).
The Network is full of anonymous sources that disseminate useful and relevant health content, making in many cases almost impossible to know if it is verified and truthful information.
Saluspot is a meeting point between medical professionals and users that provides reliable and quality health information preventing the user from following advice from unauthorized sources that may put their health at risk with information from the registered doctor who is attending to them.
The value provided by the service is especially relevant in Latin America, where there is still a significant segment of the population with limited access to the health system.
The service offered by Saluspot does not replace in any case the face-to-face medical consultation, but offers a new channel of communication bringing health professionals and users of health services closer. Allows the user to be able to, once your health consultation is resolved, make an appointment with the doctor of your choice comfortably and quickly.
Chartered medical professionals participating in Saluspot, have additional services, as a space to interact, collaborate and expand your circle of contacts with other medical professionals or access to a central purchasing of medical equipment with reduced prices and under advantageous conditions.
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