Technology Improves Access to Specialty Healthcare in Jordan

SOURCE: Cisco Systems Inc.

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By Alexis Raymond

The journey to the capital city of Amman can be daunting for rural Jordanians who require specialty medical care—people like Haifa Abd-El Karim Omoush.

The 34-year-old married mother of five suffers from a treatable cardiac condition. Her local doctor at Al-Mafraq Governmental Hospital in rural northeast Jordan referred her to a cardiac specialist in Amman to confirm his diagnosis and define a treatment plan.

But Haifa missed or postponed critical appointments with the cardiologist because she had no one to care for her children and could not afford to travel to the hospital. Her condition deteriorated.

Continue reading about Cisco technology's role in transforming Jordan’s healthcare delivery system.

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KEYWORDS: Cisco, cisco systems, Jordan, Healthcare, HealthPresence, rural patients, urban experts, jordan healthcare initiative, mena ict forum, csr, Corporate Social Responsibility

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