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  • 2. Organization Profile: Alleviate Technologies • Founded in 2010 by IIT and NSIT graduates with aiming to build the intelligent products on IT arena. • Specializes in Quality IT Consulting and Enterprise solutions • Enterprise Solutions • Staff augmentation • Mobile App Development • NETIQ Consultancy • mHealth Technologies: mVirtual Health mobile application and web portal.
  • 4. Introduction • mHealth • Use of mobile telecommunication and multimedia technologies as they are integrated within increasingly mobile and wireless health care delivery systems. • Mobile computing, medical sensor, and communications technologies for health care.
  • 5. Problem statement: Development of mVirtual Health application. Rationale: 1. mHealth is a user oriented health service which can significantly improve the quality of healthcare inn India. 2. mHealth has a huge potential to make a difference in preventive health care which has not been studied yet in India.
  • 6. WorkingofmHealth mvh Universal Device measures blood glucose, SpO2, ECG, temperature Data goes to secured cloud. Patient can enter data in web portal, mobile, receive notifications and interact with the doctor through them. Can access patient records and communicate with patient accordingly via mobile and web portal. Data communication with secured cloud via secured channel. Secured cloud - maintains EHR - generates notifications, reminders, reports - enables interaction
  • 7. 1. Amneris E Luque et al (2013) : Barriers And Facilitators Of Online Patient Portals To Personal Health Records Among Persons Living With HIV: Formative Research • 86% respondents had some experience of using internet • Majority expressed interest in the portal and its features • 70% wanted to learn the use • Important barriers were computer or broadband access and privacy • Majority preferred use of a small handheld device like an iPad than a desktop PC 2. Chang LW et al (2013): Perceptions and acceptability of mHealth interventions for improving patient care at a community-based HIV/AIDS clinic in Uganda: A mixed methods study • Majority believed that mHealth would improve efficiency and patient care • Barriers were maintenance of patient confidentiality and lack of training Review of Literature
  • 8. 3. Samantha J Parker et al (2013) : Older adults are mobile too! Identifying the barriers and facilitators to older adults’ use of mHealth for pain management • 85% of participants were very willing to use mHealth to help manage their pain condition • 59% used cell phones and 41% regularly searched internet • Potential barriers included cost, privacy concerns, and functional limitations like visual and auditory deficits 4. McGillicuddy JW (2013): Patient attitudes toward mobile phone-based health monitoring: questionnaire study among kidney transplant recipients. • 90% of respondents own a mobile yet only 7% had a prior knowledge of mobile based remote monitoring • 79% had positive attitude towards its use if it was available free of cost • Majority believed that it would improve self-efficacy and provider driven medical management • Believed privacy would be maintained
  • 9. Objectives • General objective: • Development of mVirtualhealth application • Specific objectives: • Analysis of the acceptance of mobile healthcare • Preparation of the content for the portal and the mobile application • Observation of the technology used in making the mobile application and web portal • Testing of the working of the website portal. • Preparation of the documents for product promotion.
  • 10. 1. Acceptance of mHealth services by mobile users • Methodology : • Study area: Delhi and NCR • Study design: Cross Sectional And Descriptive • Study population: Mobile Phone Users Of Delhi and NCR • Sample size: Consisted Of 57 Mobile Users • Tools and techniques: Questionnaire And Personal Interviews to survey on acceptance of mHealth services by mobile users of Delhi and NCR . • Development of software • Data analysis : Using SPSS
  • 11. Survey findings: • Fig.1 Usefulness of a device that will measure your body vitals (blood glucose, blood pressure, BMI, temperature, ECG and pulse oximetry) and apprise you of your health status immediately
  • 12. Fig2Costeffectivenessofmobilehealthcareservicess
  • 13. Fig.3mHealthservicescanimprovethequalityofhealthcare
  • 14. Fig.4Willingnesstoprovidedatainanunidentifiedformatto surveillanceandresearchauthorities
  • 15. Fig.5Beingabletomanageyourhealthviayourmobilephone willinduceregularityandconvenienceinmanagingyour healthcare
  • 16. Fig.6mHealthservicescanimprovethequalityofhealthcare
  • 17. Fig.7Willingnesstopayformobilehealthservice?(Rs/month)
  • 18. Discussion • Most of the people agree that a tool apprising them of their health status regularly will be useful • People have no reservations in accessing their health records via a web portal • Majority of people agree that mHealth can be instrumental in bringing down healthcare costs • People agree that mHealth has potential to improve quality of healthcare
  • 19. 2. Preparation of content for the web portal and mobile application • Information and representation of the following parameters: • Body mass index • Blood glucose • Blood pressure • Pulse oximetry • Temperature
  • 20. mVirtualhealthportal
  • 21. 3. Technologies observed • Hardware : universal device with bluetooth connectivity to measure the body parameters • Languages used : • HTML • CSS • Java Script • AJAX • ASP.NET based web apps • Android phone ( native app)
  • 22. 4. Testing of the working of the website portal
  • 23. Preparation of documents for promotion of mVirtualhealth • User Guide • Presentation for Users • Presentation for Physicians • Demo videos for Users and Physicians
  • 24. Conclusion • mHealth : need of the hour • High mobile penetration in India • Has potential to bring down costs • Instrumental in preventive healthcare • Improve the accessibility and quality of healthcare
  • 25. References 1. Alleviate Technologies Pvt Ltd c 2013[cited May24, 2013]. Available from 2. c 2013 [cited May 12, 2013] Available from 3. Amneris E Luque, Adjuah van Keken, Paul Winters, Michael C Keefer, Mechelle Sanders, and Kevin Fiscella. Barriers and Facilitators of Online Patient Portals to Personal Health Records Among Persons Living With HIV: Formative Research. JMIR Res Protoc. 2013 Jan-Jun; 2(1): e8. [Published online 2013 January 22]. doi: 10.2196/resprot.2302 4. Parker SJ, Jessel S, Richardson JE, Reid MC. Older adults are mobile too! Identifying the barriers and facilitators to older adults' use of mHealth for pain management. BMC Geriatr. 2013 May 6;13:43. doi: 10.1186/1471-2318-13- 43. 5. Chang LW, Njie-Carr V, Kalenge S, Kelly JF, Bollinger RC, Alamo-Talisuna S. Perceptions and acceptability of mHealth interventions for improving patient care at a community-based HIV/AIDS clinic in Uganda: A mixed methods study. AIDS Care.[published online ahead of print Mar 1,2013] PMID: 23452084 6. McGillicuddy JW, Weiland AK, Frenzel RM, Mueller M, Brunner-Jackson BM, Taber DJ, et al. Patient attitudes toward mobile phone-based health monitoring: questionnaire study among kidney transplant recipients. J Med Internet Res. 2013 Jan 8;15(1):e6. doi: 10.2196/jmir.2284.
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