mHealth in Botswana Mobile Oral Telemedicine

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  • This project is of great importance as far as management of oral health conditions that are beyond the scope of a general dentist are concerned.With only one oral & maxillo-facial surgery specialist in the country (government),this project has proved to be cost-effective for the government and user friendly to the patient in terms of time as well as cost.learning platform is also created for the dentist communicating with the specialist. Its a real multi-faceted project therefore strongly feel that its roll-out to other areas will be of a great benefit.
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mHealth in Botswana Mobile Oral Telemedicine

  1. 1. mHealth in Botswana Mobile Oral Telemedicine Evaluation of txt2MEDLINE & Development of SMS Optimized, Clinical Practice Guidelines M4D Conference - Kampala, Uganda November 10, 2010
  2. 2. <ul><li>The Need </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dr. Phuthego is the only Maxillofacial Surgeon in Botswana . </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Solution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Remote diagnosis and consultation using smartphones. </li></ul></ul>Mobile Oral Telemedicine
  3. 3. Operations & Benefits <ul><li>Current: </li></ul><ul><li>5 Locations </li></ul><ul><li>11 Clinicians Trained </li></ul><ul><li>74 Successful Cases </li></ul><ul><li>Future: </li></ul><ul><li>Expansion to 3 more locations immediately </li></ul><ul><li>Expansion to 4 more locations in 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits: </li></ul><ul><li>Patients, Clinicians, & Ministry </li></ul>
  4. 4. Evaluation of txt2MEDLINE & Development of SMS Optimized, Clinical Practice Guidelines
  5. 5. Findings
  6. 6. Other mHealth Initiatives <ul><li>Specialty Care Access </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Teleradiology </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Teledermatology </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Cervical Cancer Screening </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Telementoring </li></ul><ul><li>Public Health Intervention </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Tuberculosis Contact Tracing </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Malaria Case Reporting </li></ul>
  7. 7. Thank You! Ryan Littman-Quinn [email_address]

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