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Online and Mobile Healthcare-Exploring Technologies,Services and Business Models- Gp Capt (Dr) Sanjeev Sood, Air Force Hospital Chandigarh


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  • 1. 7 th eIndia – India’s largest ICT event Online and Mobile Healthcare-Exploring Technologies,Services and Business Models
    • Gp Capt (Dr) Sanjeev Sood
            • MD, PGDHHM, M.Phil (HHSM), FCGP, AFe ISAM
            • NABH Empanelled Assessor
  • 2. Online Services
    • Empowered patient
    • Better awareness through internet
    • Health 2.0 through SNS
  • 3. mHealth-Intoduction
    • m-health - merging mobile communications & network technologies for both the HCPs & pts with an efficient, secure, ubiquitous and robust infrastructure coupled with tools for the assessment and management of patient health status and the support of preventive and patient empowerment programmes.
  • 4. mHealth- Opportunities
    • Today, India has the right opportunity with 875 million mobile phone users, 1.55 lakh post offices, 2.38 lakh gram panchayats, 8 lakh chemists and 2.2 million SHGs spread across the nation.
    • The optimum utilisation of these networks, involving SHGs and training them with PoC diagnostics connected to mobile devices for diagnosis and treatment, will help deliver a cost effective and an impactful primary healthcare system for rural India.
  • 5. mHealth- Opportunities
    • High penetration, ubiquitous, high impact, low cost technology
    • Total mobile connections 4.3 billion
    • Developing countries
      • 3.5 billion mobile phones (64% of all connections)
      • 305 million computers
      • 875 mill mobile subscribers in India
      • 15 ongoing projects in India
      • 50 ongoing health projects in 26 countries
      • 2010 – the year of m-Health
  • 7. Role of Mobile Phones in Increasing Accessibility & Efficiency in Healthcare
    • Voice & Text Applications
      • Tackling inefficiency in service provision by improving communication & interface eg., missed appointments(800 Mill pounds in UK), compliance,due dates for vaccinatn
      • Contacting Blood Donors
      • Improved self management & monitoring of patients ( DM,RA,TB,HIV,Br Asthma)
      • Providing psychological support & helpline
      • Increasing the ability of some inaccessible groups teenagers, mobile & working pop to access health service by reducing the barriers
  • 8. Role of Mobile Phones in Increasing Accessibility & Efficiency in Healthcare
    • 3G Networking application
      • Transmitting data – image, ECG
      • Patient educatn through web based services
      • Amputation service performed
      • 3G Doctor to start offering informed consultations with registered Doctors using FaceTime Video Calls on iPhone
  • 9. Live Video Streaming on PDA
    • Features:
    • Live Video Streaming with Forward,Backward,Next and Previous options
    • Clear Video and Audio
    • Patient Information along with the Video
  • 10. Radiology (Dicom) Images on PDA
    • Features:
    • Zoom In / Zoom Out options
    • Enlarge small images
    • Patient Information along with the dicom images
  • 11. Cell Phone as a Platform for Healthcare
    • Vaccination tracker
      • Started in Surat municipality, which covers pregnant mothers and children during vaccination age
      • Parents are reminded ahead of date of next vaccination
      • Has led to improved vaccination coverage
  • 12. Cell Phone as a Platform for Healthcare
    • Disease surveillance
      • Data on communicable diseases sent as SMS from each health center (PHC or CHC) or IVRS or Internet
      • Gets compiled along with data from district and other hospitals
      • Statewide data gets depicted on GIS map to show areas affected outbreak of communicable diseases
      • Improves response time
  • 13. Cell Phone as a Platform for Healthcare
    • CellScope : Portable low-cost imaging for disease diagnosis by turning the camera of a cell phone into a clinical-quality light microscope that can transmit images of patient samples remotely for evaluation by specialists.
    • Continuous Real-Time Monitoring and Automatic Detection of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) by having cell phone-based wearable ECG platform
  • 14. free mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health
  • 15. Mobile Tech for ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist ) Mother and Child Tracking Reporting on Births/deaths Pregnant Mothers Vaccination Paper to electronic (Direct at Source)
  • 16. Policy Implications
    • What happens when data does not get reflected in true form at the remote end?
    • What standards should be put in place for these to succeed?
    • Who will draft the policies?
  • 17. Effective and Empowering
    • Darling is it time for our next visit to the doctor already ??
  • 18. How 3G can control pop & help achieve MDGs! An innovative idea Sir Ji!
  • 19.  
    • Online and mHealth Services have made the delivery of healthcare more efficient, effective,accessible and safer across the care continuum for both, patients and providers
    • Holds immense promise of changing medical practice for the better
  • 21. Go as far as you can see, and then see what lies beyond