IBM announced that Kallo, a healthcare delivery program that offers innovative health-care solutions, has deployed its remote healthcare delivery system on the IBM cloud.
The deployment aims to bring advanced real-time medical services to rural areas of the world, the company said.
Kallo services include MobileCare, RuralCare, DialysisCare, hospital information systems, tele-health systems, pharmacy information, disaster management, air and surface patient transportation systems, and clinical training.
Kallo’s mobile health-care systems will be used to build and extend primary care infrastructure in countries including Guinea and Ghana, making health care accessible to everyone. The company also aims to deliver public health services, manage communicable and infectious diseases such as Ebola, balance health care delivery inequities, and address rural disease and health threats.
On-demand tele-health services will be delivered from the company’s global command center in Markham, Ontario and regional command centers in countries of operation.
IBM provides Kallo with technology consulting and services as well as a cloud infrastructure hosted at the recently opened SoftLayer cloud center in Toronto.
The IBM SoftLayer cloud solution provides increased visibility into the status and dispensation of sensitive medical data. It will help clinicians across the world quickly access and share data through their mobile devices.
“The health-care industry is in a time of accelerating change that needs continual innovation,” said John Cecil, Kallo’s chairman and CEO. “IBM’s cloud technology enables us to ‘reach the unreached’ to scale and securely deliver North American standards of health care to some of the world’s most remote or underserved populations.”