‘Ohana Health Plan and Samsung Donate Smartphone Devices to Healthcare Providers in Hawaii

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‘Ohana Health Plan and Samsung Donate Smartphone Devices to Healthcare Providers in Hawaii

PR Newswire

KAPOLEI, Hawaii, Oct. 12, 2020

Donations make virtual care more accessible in rural and underserved communities

KAPOLEI, Hawaii, Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Centene and Samsung Electronics America are working together to expand access to telehealth for individuals and families living in rural and underserved communities. ‘Ohana Health Plan, as part of the Centene family, will be deploying this initiative in Hawaii by supplying local healthcare providers with Samsung Galaxy A10e smartphones to distribute to patients who would not otherwise have access to healthcare services virtually.

‘Ohana Health Plan delivered Samsung Galaxy A10e smartphones to providers at Kokua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services to support patients in need of telehealth and other services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
‘Ohana Health Plan delivered Samsung Galaxy A10e smartphones to providers at Kokua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services to support patients in need of telehealth and other services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of mid-July, a CDC survey found that 44.4% of respondents reported delaying or not receiving care for various reasons, including concerns and challenges around COVID-19. Meanwhile, prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, rural residents already exhibited higher mortality rates and higher incidences of preventable inpatient and emergency room admissions than their counterparts in urban areas.

In response, ‘Ohana Health Plan delivered 150 Samsung Galaxy A10e smartphones, with 90 days of free wireless service, to the following federally qualified health centers (FQHCs):

  • Hamakua Health Center

  • Kokua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services

  • Malama I Ke Ola Health Center

  • Waimanalo Health Center

  • West Hawaii Community Health Center

Many of the selected FQHCs are located in rural and underserved communities where there can be barriers to receiving in-person healthcare. The providers will then determine which of their patients need the devices and then distribute them accordingly. Mobile devices will support patients to utilize telehealth and virtual care capabilities such as talking, texting, and videoconferencing sessions with doctors. Patients can also schedule

Mastercard Donate Offers Consumers More Ways to Give Back

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New roundup feature and mobile app will allow for giving through everyday purchases

Builds on company’s longstanding commitment to supporting causes and delivering impact at scale

This unprecedented year has accelerated charitable giving by double-digit percentages1. With consumer spending increasingly moving online, Mastercard is today announcing the expansion of its digital giving platform – Mastercard Donate – to enable cardholders to round up their everyday spend to the nearest dollar for donations to the charity of their choice.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200929006011/en/

Mastercard Donate Offers Consumers More Ways to Give Back (Photo: Business Wire)

Consumers will be able to simply register their debit or credit card information, select the cause they wish to support and start contributing small donations that add up to big impact. Visitors to the Mastercard Donate site can already make one-time and recurring donations. The newly expanded roundup feature, allowing cardholders to make donations based on the roundup amount, will be made available to U.S. cardholders through a new Mastercard Donate mobile app in time for the holiday season and through the website shortly after.

With the freedom to modify where their contributions go and with real-time tracking to watch them grow over time, Mastercard is supporting digital giving in simple, smart and secure ways. The charities available support a range of critical issues, from food insecurity through World Central Kitchen and World Food Programme to emergency response through World Vision, cancer research with Stand Up To Cancer, fostering environmental sustainability through our Priceless Planet Coalition with Conservation International and World Resources Institute, and economic growth for underserved communities with National Urban League.

Today’s announcement builds on Mastercard’s longstanding commitment to delivering social impact at scale. Since 2012, together with our customers and in partnership with World