In Risk Tool Helps Determine Mobile Network’s Capability to Provide Healthcare Services, [i] a table of low-, medium- and high-risk functions and/or products that a mobile network operator could provide was depicted. These functions ranged from those inherent in the mobile telecommunication infrastructure design to complex, integrated services that would need a partnership between a mobile network operator (MNO) and healthcare provider/service. The functions described were fairly general in description. In this article, three MNO executives were interviewed to get a better idea of the types of products they provide as well as what they perceive as the risk inherent in those product offerings.
Mobile network operators (MNOs) should be one of your technology partners because they offer a range of services from access to basic telecommunications bandwidth to full, value-added healthcare services.
This begins a three-part series describing what mobile network operations or mobile telecommunication vendors can offer healthcare, as well as the possible downsides of using the mobile telecommunications products.