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Cognizant to help HTH expand mobile health offerings

Iain Morris
April 15, 2014

Cognizant and HTH Worldwide have teamed up to develop new mobile health technologies that will allow their members to manage healthcare needs more effectively when traveling abroad.

The partnership will see Cognizant (London, UK) provide a mobile enterprise platform that helps HTH (Teaneck, NJ, USA) to expand its range of mobile medical assistance services globally.

Thanks to the tie-up, HTH members taking advantage of applications such as mPassport and GeoBlue will be able to use the services to access and pay for healthcare services in any corner of the world.

HTH says it will also be able to quickly roll out new products that meet business and user demand with greater efficiency and agility.

“Innovation is the cornerstone of our mission to help travelers deal with medical questions quickly, efficiently and safely,” said Angelo Masciantonio, HTH’s chief executive. “As mobile devices become the gateway to understanding, finding and accessing care, the convenience and reliability of an optimized mobile experience are what our members need to manage existing and unanticipated health conditions in faraway places where finding a doctor and explaining symptoms cannot be left to chance.”

Cognizant also indicated that it would leverage its expertise in social, mobile, analytics and cloud technologies to help HTH further develop its portfolio of services.

“With smartphones and tablets empowering users and fast transforming the delivery of care, assuring a cutting-edge mobile experience for world travelers will help HTH Worldwide unlock greater competitive advantage and raise the bar of customer engagement,” said Krish Venkat, the president of Cognizant’s healthcare and life sciences practice.
 
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