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Strategic Partnership Works to Define New Mobile Healthcare Solutions in Indian Country
NativeVet joins forces with DMS Health Technologies to explore new mobile health programs for Native communities
Albuquerque, NM & Fargo, ND – June 8, 2015 – NativeVet Matériel, LLC (NativeVet), a Native American-owned broad-based supplier of equipment and supplies in Indian Country, has partnered with DMS Health Technologies, a leading provider of mobile healthcare and diagnostic imaging services, to address capability and capacity gaps associated with healthcare services in rural communities.
The joint effort aims to define rural healthcare technology needs – including comprehensive diagnostic imaging – to improve the mobile healthcare solutions available to communities in remote locations.
“NativeVet and DMS Health Technologies are thinking beyond the mobile health services currently offered to Indian Health Service, 638 programs, and tribal health departments,” said NativeVet President and CEO, Timothy Chavez (Pueblo of Acoma). “There is a real need to improve the availability of specialized healthcare services in rural tribal communities, and our intent is to define that need and develop a mobile solution that can fill it.”
“Through our partnership with NativeVet, we have the ability to bring advanced medical technologies and state-of-the-art healthcare to rural tribal communities that regularly do not have access to this level of care,” said R. William Vogel, Chief Executive Officer of DMS Healthcare Technologies.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 14.3 percent of American Indians and Alaska Natives are in fair or poor health with heart disease, cancer and accidents representing the leading causes of death. As part of the joint effort, NativeVet is baselining current mobile health services to better understand the healthcare solutions needed most in Indian Country.
“There is an opportunity to improve the system of care available to American Indians,” said Chavez. “We want to think outside the box to bring tribal and rural communities specialized healthcare solutions that are currently only available in major urban centers.”
Tribal and health representatives may contact NativeVet to provide input to the baseline mobile health effort at (505) 314-5510.
About NativeVet Matériel LLC: NativeVet Matériel LLC is a Native American-owned provider of products and supplies supporting facility maintenance, repair and operations and medical needs. To learn more about NativeVet Materiel, visit www.nativevet.com.
About DMS Health Technologies:
DMS Health Technologies is a leading provider of mobile healthcare and diagnostic imaging services. DMS has a rich and diversified history which started in 1972 in Fargo, ND. Today, DMS not only provides mobile healthcare and imaging solutions, but also medical equipment service and sells a wide range of healthcare products, including diagnostic imaging equipment, ultrasound, patient monitoring systems, and supplies and accessories.
Phone: (505) 314-5503