Category: E-HEALTH, Winner 2011
EDOTS: REVOLUTIONIZING TUBERCULOSIS TREATMENT
Media Format : MIS/Web & Mobile
Website : http://opasha.org
Producer : Operation ASHA
Language : English, Hindi, easy translated into other languages
Location : Delhi, INDIA
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
Operation ASHA eDOTS initiative is enhancing tuberculosis (TB) control by implementing biometric attendance terminals at its treatment centres. Because patients who default on their medicines are likely to develop multi-drug resistant TB (MDR), patient adherence to standard tuberculosis medicines is essential. In response to the rising epidemic, the WHO implemented the DOTS program, which requires patients to travel to TB clinics and take their medicines under the observation of a health worker. eDOTS program requires patients to register their attendance on a fingerprint reader when they take their medicines. At the end of each day, the attendance record from every terminal is sent to the database via text message. On the occasion that a patient misses his or her dose, a notifying text message is sent from the terminal to the responsible health worker and supervisor. Once the SMS is sent, the health worker has 48 hours to deliver TB medicines and acquire the fingerprint of the defaulting patient as proof of the visit. eDOTS focuses health consultation on the patients who need it most, while providing indisputable verification that a patient was physically present for the treatment.
AMRITA CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM BY NEWDIGM HEALTHCARE
Media Format : Mobile based
Website : http://www.newdigm.com
Producer : Newdigm Healthcare Technologies
Language : English, Tamil, Telugu
Location : Tamil Nadu, INDIA
Contact : email@example.com
This initiative, started by Newdigm Healthcare Technologies, is a mobile phone based clinical decision-support technology for Village Health Providers (VHP). Due to acute shortage of doctors in rural areas, empowering semi-skilled VHP through this initiative is the most practical solution for delivering healthcare in remote village areas. With this premise a team of doctors from Stanley Medical College (SMC) and a group of engineers from IIT-Madras started working on a decision-support technology for village health workers (VHW). The clinical decision-support technology enables VHW to take better decisions with respect to diagnosis, treatment, referral, monitoring and follow-up of patients’ illness. The Decision-support for VHP is mobile- phone based solution which can be supported by any Java, Android and Blackberry mobile phone. The health-provider needs to be trained only once and unless there is a major overhaul in protocols, they only need to update the version of the decision-support from the remote server.
BRAC MPOWER MHEALTH
Media Format : Mobile based
Website : www.mpower-social.com
Producer : mPower Social Enterprises Ltd.
Language : Bangla, English
Location : Dhaka, BANGLADESH
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
This mobile-based mHealth model for Maternal, Neo-natal and Child Health (MNCH) aims to improve maternal, newborn and child health issues with enhanced efficiency and effectiveness. The components of this model are: a. Patient Management and Care system which is a mobile- based platform used by Community Health Workers (CHWs), to collect household and patient data through a step-by-step decision tree (in Bangla language), eliminating the need for them to decide for themselves which data to collect, when and also what to do with the data. b. Emergency Management system whichis driven centrally by a hotline centre with an easy-to-remember short-code, ensuring singular responsibility for all emergency cases. c. Monitoring and Reporting system due to the instant digitisation of all the data entered using this system. Most managerial functions is done automatically or in a much easier and more resource efficient manner. Key components of this system are: i. View real time reports ii. View performance indicators iii. Validation and cross-checking.