TIJUANA, Mexico, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Qualcomm
QCOM), through its Wireless Reach™ initiative, today
announced the launch of the Dulce Wireless Tijuana project.
The project will empower underserved communities to improve
diabetes care and prevention through the use of 3G mobile
technologies, with the end goal of effectively monitoring and
treating the condition.
The project combines mobile applications, web applications,
mobile phones, netbooks, laptops, diabetes educational content and
health care worker and patient training to create the Dulce
Wireless Tijuana system, which is available wirelessly through
Qualcomm’s 3G technology offered by Iusacell’s 3G EV-DO network.
All of these components offer many benefits to promotores
(health care workers), such as the real-time ability to locate and
receive confidential access to patient information, manage patient
appointments and review training curriculum. Patients are
also able to review diabetes information online, such as
instructional videos, participate in interactive surveys that help
their providers learn how they are managing their diabetes and
receive notifications from an alert system.
The organizations collaborating with Wireless Reach to provide
technical assistance, program management, evaluation, in kind and
monetary support include:
the International Community Foundation (ICF) and its sister
organization, the Fundacion Internacional de la Comunidad Iusacell
the Social Security Institute of Mexico (IMSS) the Medical School
at the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC) the Scripps
Whittier Diabetes Institute (SWDI) Fronteras Unidas PRO SALUD
“This project is a significant step forward in increasing
patient access to proper diabetes care in Tijuana,” said Dr. Paul
E. Jacobs, cha