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Mobile health tech could vastly improve blood donation

A new partnership between major corporations in the company could transform the process in Ghana.

A new form of mobile health technology is being prepared to change the very core processes and nature of the way that blood donations are collected in Ghana, in order to considerably improve the current system.

A new partnership has formed between Mpire Info Business System and Vodafone Ghana Foundation.

The result of the partnership has been a new mobile health app called MoJa. The new technology based effort is designed to help to encourage greater voluntary blood donations for therapeutic use in African hospitals as well as throughout the world. The MoJa app has proved itself to be very promising as it incentivizes blood donations by offering free access to qualified medical practitioners through virtual clinics, daily health tips, and even live chats.

This mobile health app is cloud based, making it possible for the National Blood Service to replenish its supplies when needed.

Mobile Health App - Blood DonationIt functions by matching and contacting donors who are interested in helping in times of emergencies when blood supplies are very low and are in desperate need of increases.

There have been aggressive social media and outreach campaigns that have functioned to bring donors in . Those donors are then added to the national database of volunteer donors so that in case a transfusion is needed for that person, a search can be conducted in order to find the necessary information. Then if someone else needs a transfusion and that individual is the same type, then they will be able to be contacted in case they are willing to donate at that time.

Donors who are a part of the MoJa program are also being encouraged to tell their family and friends about the platform and to encourage them to join. They have incentivized that action, as well, by making it possible for them to earn points.

Nana Yaa Ofori-Koree, the Vodafone Ghana Sustainability and Foundation Manager, discussed the MoJa mobile health app and explained that “As a company, we are strong believers in the notion that poverty should not be a barrier to quality healthcare.”

The market for mhealth apps is ready for a new evolution

According to a recent ABI Research study, these applications are ready to be transformed for the better.

The results of a new study by ABI Research have been released and have shown that as new powerful players such as Samsung, Google, and Apple make their way into the mhealth space, the apps in this category are getting ready to undergo a considerable transformation.

Over the last two years, the movement in these health and fitness based apps has held limited continuity.

A study that spanned two years showed that mhealth apps on the iOS and Android platforms have seen quite a low level of continuity in terms of popularity. As a whole, the popularity of applications is split between the range of the functionality and of the vendors. As this specific market begins to mature, however, it is increasingly believed that there will be a transformation of the apps that make it up.

Mhealth apps will become more important to the sharing of health care data and will link to many types of service.

Mhealth - ABI ResearchThe ABI Research study showed that it will be more commonplace for mobile health apps to be used by patients to share health data with doctors. Moreover, it will be used by way of a range of different connected platforms and devices, for that matter. Platforms will include those such as Google Fit, the HealthKit from Apple, and Epic MyChart, among others.

According to the ABI Research Principal Analyst, Jonathan Collins, “In both categories there has been a good deal of variation between the most popular apps—from quarter-to-quarter and between iOS and Android.” At the same time, Collins explained, there remains a widespread consensus when it comes to the types of mobile apps that are the most popular and that continue to build the drive toward data integration that is collected by way of wearable technology devices. This creates an overall environment in which there are many different players.

At the moment, mhealth apps are headed in a direction toward tracking activity and assisting an individual in meeting his or her general health needs. That said, within the medical category, itself, there is a growing interest in those that will provide medical service connections as well as information.