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Mobile medicine

mHealth chennai Summit - 2015

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Mobile medicine

  1. 1. Mobile medicine American Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Consultant, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Apollo First Med Hospitals , Chennai Dr.Ashwin K Mani
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  6. 6. Internet use by doctors  86% of U.S. physicians use the Internet to gather health, medical or prescription drug information  92% -accessed it from their office  21% - in the patients room  88% said they looked for health information online from home  59% reported doing so from a mobile device American Medical News 2010
  7. 7. Doctors using the net  92% started with Google  57% use terms related to conditions,  36% use terms related to treatments and trials  33% look for branded medication.  About a third of physicians made a treatment change after their net search
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  9. 9. Practicing Medicine in the Age of Facebook  Merging of professional and personal lives  Patients can view our pictures, profiles and our likes/dislikes and friends  Discussing patient related issues online/blogs – patients or their families may have access  Employers can even learn about a prospective candidate from their online profile on a social networking site NEJM 2010
  10. 10. How I use my mobile on an average day  Wake up  Reminders - Patient Emails/Whatsapp  Video lectures and podcasts  Medpulse/Medscape  Epocrates  Uptodate  Pages/Word  Numbers/Excel  Evernote 15
  11. 11. Podcasts  Mediafiles from the net which can be played on computers or mediaplayers or mobile phones  Good to have a quick review by experts while driving, walking, jogging  Easily accessible from any mobile device  Effective way for busy doctors to keep uptodate  More reliable than info from “medical reps!!”
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  13. 13. Potential advantages of email in delivering health care  Convenience and time saving  Unlimited length  Useful to clarify doubts  Better than oral phone orders , especially for medications  Patients can access from anyplace (especially on mobile phones)  Written record, avoids illegibility  Improved quality of care
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  34. 34. The device has a sensor that sits atop (most) inhalers used by patients who have asthma or COPD. The sensor transmits data to a companion app on the user’s mobile phone every time the inhaler is used. The app can then track the time and location of each medication discharge, which can then be used to help patients and their care givers better understand their asthma 48
  35. 35. Allows Doctor to take photographs of the fundus on mobile 49
  36. 36. Smartphone otoscope which parents can insert into childrens ears and can be viewed remotely by the specialist 50
  37. 37. FDA clears first smartphone-based device to detect atrial fibrillation 51
  38. 38. Smart phone based ultrasound 52
  39. 39. Researchers use iPhone kit to identify fake antimalarial drugs 53 WHO estimates that 20% of malarial deaths are due to fake antimalarials Drug dissolved in sodium chloride and dropped onto a test paper A mobile phone apps scans the paper and interprets the color with high degree of accuracy
  40. 40. Portable endoscopy 54
  41. 41. Teleopthalmology 55
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  50. 50. There’s an app for that !! POOP MD
  51. 51. Mobile addiction
  52. 52. Thanks for your attention

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