MoU Signing Ceremony between FAST-NU and Phonecast (Pvt) Ltd. to Provide Industrial Expertise to Develop Remote Patient Monitoring System with focus on Antenatal Care
Islamabad, July 30, 2009:
A Memorandum of Understanding has been inked between National
University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (NUCES) research
center nexGIN RC, and Phonecast (Pvt) Ltd (CallDoc) with the
aspiration to collaborate for providing accumulated industrial
expertise in order to develop Remote Patient Monitoring System
with focus on Antenatal Care. The MoU was signed by
Dr. Ayub Alvi, Dean NUCES, Islamabad
and Mr. Abdullah Butt, CEO PhoneCast (Pvt) Ltd (CallDoc) The
signing ceremony was also attended by Mr.Talib Baloch,
Managing Director of Pakistan Software Export Board, Dr.
Muddassar Farooq, Director NexGIN RC, Dr. Qasim Sheikh, CEO
National ICT R&D Fund and other senior
officials from these organizations.
According to the MoU, CallDoc
will provide the technical expertise for Call Handling and Call
Recording and provide de-identified medical records of the
patients and online presentations of its own Electronic Health
Record system as per agreed terms and conditions.
Correspondingly, nexGIN RC will provide CallDoc the prototype of
“Remote Patient Monitoring Sensors’ Box” at subsidized costs for
deployment and field testing. On the basis of outcome of the
field evaluation, both parties might decide to formally enter
into a joint business venture decided in due course of time.
Patient Monitoring System with focus on Antenatal Care for Rural
Population” is a funded project of National ICT R&D Fund
(Ministry of IT & Telecom) which once developed and implemented
can significantly improve efficiency in health care delivery in
the rural areas. For executive summary of the project, please
National ICT R&D Fund remains committed to facilitate
high-quality ICT initiative by providing funding opportunities
to concrete ICT related R&D proposals.