Telefónica is developing new business models in the healthcare sector as part of a new agreement with digital health provider Tunstall Healthcare.
The two companies have agreed to work together to deploy solutions and services for remote patient management in Spain.
The implementation of telehealth monitoring solutions will increase the provision of healthcare at home for people with chronic conditions.
Around a third (31%) of people in Spain suffer long-term health conditions and 80% of visits to initial primary care correspond to chronic patients.
Telefónica Empresas and Tunstall Healthcare said that, through the new partnership, they aim to develop the digital health market.
Alliances like this are key to modernising health systems, according to Marisa Urquía, director of Telefónica España’s B2B Unit.
“It will allow the digital transformation of our customers and the development of new business models, closer to a service strategy rather than the current one that is more focused on product,” she said. “At Tunstall we have found a strategic partner that brings experience and vision in both the technological and health fields.”
“Our solutions for telehealth monitoring combined with the experience of Telefónica and its commitment to e-health, allow us to deliver a top-notch solution with a clear vision of future for the health sector to face the current demographic, technological and economic challenges,” added Abel Delgado, CEO of Tunstall Healthcare in Southern Europe.
Tunstall works with social care providers, healthcare services, retirement living providers, and nursing and care organisations in more than 50 countries.
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