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  2. 2. Organization Profile: Alleviate Technologies • Was founded in 2010 by group of techies from IIT and NSIT graduates with aiming to build the intelligent products on IT arena. • The company is specialized in the areas of Quality IT Consulting and Enterprise solutions which offers full range of services that are aligned with customer business strategies, I3 (Inspiration, Innovation & Intelligence) in products & services • Deals in : • Enterprise Solutions • Staff augmentation • Mobile App Development • NETIQ Consultancy • The company is stepping in the field of mhealthcare through creation of mVirtual Health application and web portal.
  4. 4. Introduction • mHealth broadly encompasses the use of mobile telecommunication and multimedia technologies as they are integrated within increasingly mobile and wireless health care delivery systems .It can be defined as “mobile computing, medical sensor, and communications technologies for health care”. Problem statement: development of mVirtual Health application. Rationale: 1. mHealth is a user oriented health service so the assessment of its acceptability is a must. 2. mHealth has a huge potential to make a difference in preventive health care which has not been studied yet in India.
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 3. Samantha J Parker et al (2013) : The Perceptions And Acceptability Of Mhealth Interventions For Improving Patient Care At A Community- Based HIV/AIDS Clinic In Uganda • 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
  8. 8. Objectives • General objective: • development of mVirtual health • Specific objectives: • Analysis of current trends in mobile healthcare • Prepare 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 documents for product promotion.
  9. 9. Analysis of current trends of mobile healthcare • Survey on acceptance of mHealth services by mobile users of Delhi and NCR • 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: Written Questionnaire And Personal Interviews. • Data analysis : Using SPSS
  10. 10. Survey findings: • Fig.1 Do you think a tool that will measure your body vitals (blood glucose, blood pressure, BMI, temperature, ECG and pulse oximetry) and apprise you of your health status immediately will be useful
  11. 11. Fig 2 Do you think using mHealth services can reduce healthcare costs
  12. 12. Fig. 3 mHealth services can improve the quality of healthcare
  13. 13. Fig. 4 Would you like to have surveillance and research authorities to have access to your data in an unidentified format
  14. 14. Fig. 5 Being able to manage your health via your mobile phone will induce regularity and convenience in managing your healthcare
  15. 15. Fig. 6 mHealth services can improve the quality of healthcare
  16. 16. Fig. 7 How much are you willing to pay for any mobile phone based health service? (Rs/month)
  17. 17. Discussion of Study Findings  most of the people agreed 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 health care costs  people agree that mHealth has potential to improve quality of healtcare
  18. 18. Prepare the content for the web portal and mobile application • Information and representation of the following parameters: • Body mass index • Blood glucose • Blood pressure • Pulse oximetry
  19. 19. Technologies involved • 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)
  20. 20. Testing of the working of the website portal
  21. 21. Preparation of documents for promotion of mVirtualhealth
  22. 22. References