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Vula opens a new way

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26 January
๐—ง๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฒ ๐——๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿญ. It was a small little smartphone app that connected a few rural doctors to eye specialists at Tygerberg when Carte Blanche first reported on Vula Mobile in 2015. But it's grown through word of mouth and by meeting the deep-seated need of junior doctors for quick advice. Now, Vula connects doctors to on-call specialists in 53 disciplines, serving one patient a minute. The mountains of data that the app collects in the process means the health system can be moulded and respond in real time โ€“ all for the benefit of patients. Meet the doctor-turned-innovator whose vision has fuelled this revolution.