Health eVillages will arm clinicians with a ‘gold standard’ medical reference tool-kit, so that they are prepared for any situation and are able to properly treat even the most unique medical conditions.
Berlin, Germany (PRWEB) October 27, 2011
Today, Donato Tramuto, CEO and Vice Chairman of Physicians Interactive Holdings and Co-Founder of Health eVillages, is offering closing remarks on day one of the 2nd annual Health 2.0 Europe Conference in Berlin, Germany. He will be speaking on the creation of Health eVillages, a program that Tramuto and Kerry Kennedy, daughter of the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy, formed to bring mobile medical reference and decision support technology to clinicians fighting to save lives in underserved regions worldwide.
Health eVillages is a program of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights and is a partnership between the RFK Center and Physicians Interactive Holdings and its subsidiary Skyscape.com, Inc. The program is designed to assist healthcare professionals practicing medicine in the most challenging clinical environments, by providing them with mobile clinical reference and decision support tools for medical training, diagnostics and clinical references.
“Putting these devices in the hands of healthcare professionals who require access to current treatment guidelines and references for chronic diseases, drug interaction guidance and medical specialties will help save lives,” said Tramuto. “Health eVillages will arm clinicians with a ‘gold standard’ medical reference tool-kit, so that they are prepared for any situation and are able to properly treat even the most unique medical conditions.”
Health eVillages is comprised of leading international healthcare advocacy organizations, mobile healthcare solution providers, health information technology companies, communication providers and public health foundations. All devices include drug guides, medical alerts, journal summaries and references from over 50 medical publishers’ resources powered by Skyscape. To date, Health eVillages has conducted pilot projects in several regions, including Haiti, Kenya, Uganda and the Greater Gulf Coast.
The Health eVillages advisory board is composed of accomplished executives who bring a vast knowledge, dedication and insight to the Health eVillages program. Advisory Board Members include Kerry Kennedy, President of the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights; Donato Tramuto, CEO and vice chairman of Physicians Interactive Holdings; John Boyer, chairman of the board of directors for Maximus Federal Services; Glen Tullman, chief executive officer of Allscripts; Neil Versel, healthcare technology journalist; Steve Andrzejewski, former chief executive officer of NycoMed, Inc.; Alexander Baker, chief operating officer of Partners Community Healthcare; and Dr. Mary Jane England, former president of Regis College.
About Physicians Interactive Holdings
Physicians Interactive Holdings, with its subsidiary Skyscape.com, Inc., is the leading resource for healthcare information, medication samples and mobile decision support tools to medical professional everywhere. We use the full power of our network to bring clinicians and Life Sciences Companies together in ways that will change the practice and business of medicine, for the better. Physicians Interactive Holdings has developed a foundation of user-generated, proprietary and public data that powers a networked suite of transactional applications, including eSampling, interactive learning programs and mobile solutions. Physicians Interactive Holdings is owned by Perseus LLC, a merchant bank and private equity fund management company. For more information about PIH, visit http://www.physiciansinteractive.com
About The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights
The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights was founded in 1968 by Robert Kennedy's family and friends as a living memorial to carry forward his vision of a more just and peaceful world. Through long-term partnerships and cutting-edge methods at the Center for Human Rights, we partner with human rights activists who have won the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award to initiate and support sustainable social justice movements. We support authors and investigative journalists who bring light to injustice through the RFK Book and Journalism Awards. Our Speak Truth To Power program educates the public and provides students with a toolkit for action to create change nationally and internationally in the classroom and the community. The RFK Compass Program works with investors to advance a discussion of the connections among investment performance, fiduciary duty, and public interest issues to optimize risk-adjusted rates of returns and address current and future global challenges. With the RFK Children's Action Corps, we urge legislative reform of juvenile justice systems. The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit charitable organization.
About Health 2.0 Europe 2011
Following the success of their first event in Paris in April 2010 – 500 delegates in its first year – Health 2.0 is excited to bring the 2nd annual Health 2.0 Europe to hip Berlin on October 27-28, 2011. The event will showcase the best of Europe’s Health 2.0 offering and reconvene all the leaders and stakeholders in web 2.0 for health: IT solution providers, health professionals, patient organizations, health authorities, public and private insurance organizations, medical devices and pharmaceutical companies, telecom groups, VC and financiers, policy makers, academics and more. Health 2.0 Europe integrates the best of European web/mobile based technologies, and compares, contrasts and contextualizes them with leading examples of Health 2.0 from around the world. http://www.health2con.com/europe/