The partnership will support the development and allow the implementation of telehealth monitoring solutions which will increase the provision of healthcare for chronic patients in their homes. 31% of people in Spain suffer long term conditions and 80% of visits to initial primary care correspond to chronic patients.
Abel Delgado, CEO of Tunstall Healthcare in Southern Europe, said: “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.”
Marisa Urquía, director of B2B Unit at Telefónica España, commented: “This kind of alliances are the key for the modernisation of the Health Systems of the future. 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 focussed on product. At Tunstall we have found a strategic partner that brings experience and vision in both the technological and health fields.”
About Tunstall Healthcare
Tunstall Healthcare is an international UK based provider of digital health and connected care solutions and services, with 2.5 million users in 51 countries. Tunstall has presence in Spain since 1994 and provide services to more than 320,000 users through its 8 monitoring centres.
Telefónica is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world by market capitalization and number of customers. The company has comprehensive offering and quality of connectivity that is delivered over world class fixed, mobile and broadband networks. Telefónica is present in 15 countries and over 352 million accesses around the world. It has a strong presence in Spain, Europe and Latin America, where the company focuses an important part of its growth strategy.
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