Whether it’s through increased access to quality healthcare, remote disease management or faster communication with medical professionals in an emergency, we believe technology can empower patients to seek treatment, recover faster and take control of their long-term medical care.
But, we know we can’t do it alone. So we’ve convened leading private and public health-related organizations in the U.S. and globally to tackle these problems together.
We are working with hospitals and other healthcare centers to provide connectivity, cloud and communications services, connecting clinicians with patients and providing real-time access to care from virtually anywhere. We are also working with innovators to develop the next groundbreaking, life-changing technology.
We strive to accelerate our business solutions to those who need them most, by putting technology in the hands of the patients.
Chronic diseases are among the most common and costly of all health problems. In fact, these preventable diseases affect nearly half of all Americans and account for 7 out of every 10 U.S. deaths. For people living in underserved communities, a lack of access to care and a lack of disposable income increases triple the likelihood that they will suffer a chronic illness. But, these barriers can be broken.
Even in remote or low-income communities, many people have mobile phones. We believe that through mobile technology, patients can seek care, ask questions and get information remotely, which ultimately reduces costs and increases the likelihood they will seek medical help in the future.
Around the world
Access to critical and reliable care is a problem worldwide. Through remote care and telemedicine, we are working to help people in vulnerable populations get the medical attention they need to help manage their disease and live healthier lives.
Domestic violence and chronic conditions
Research has shown a link between domestic violence against women and an increase in chronic health conditions.
A survey commissioned by Verizon and MORE Magazine found that 70 percent of adult American women over the age of 21 have a chronic health condition. That number rises to 81 percent among women who have experienced any form of domestic violence.
This is especially serious given that 44 percent of the approximately 1,000 women surveyed said they experienced a form of domestic violence, including physical, emotional, sexual or economic abuse.
At Verizon, we’re applying our resources to address this pressing issue immediately, while also identifying solutions for the future. Learn more about the link between domestic violence and chronic conditions in women and see what we are doing to help make a difference in the lives of the women affected.
View these resources for more information on domestic violence:
- Futures Without Violence
- Health Cares About IPV
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
- The National Domestic Violence Hotline
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