Deploying technology enabled community health workers to deliver cost-effective healthcare
Most causes of mortality and morbidity in developing countries are preventable with proven clinical pathways from screening to diagnosis to complete treatment. Yet, mortality and morbidity rates for preventable conditions are still relatively high in emerging economies. With current worldwide adoption of mobile-phone technologies, provision of care can be vastly improved and expedited, from physical to digital operations where possible. For the past three years, ClickMedix has deployed in 13 countries mobile-phone powered healthcare programs to facilitate comprehensive, end-to-end healthcare from risk screening, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up care, to maintaining health through preventative care. The company equips physicians, nurses, and health workers with mobile smartphones running ClickMedix application to screen for health risks then transmit these data to remote specialists who responds with diagnosis and treatment instructions. The frontline health professionals then administer effective treatment, follow-up with patients, and promote preventative care methods to patients.
A single ClickMedix application installed on a smartphone or accessed through a web browser allows for end-to-end healthcare delivery and care management among frontline health workers, physicians and remote specialists. This One-Click Healthcare model has proven to expedite the provision of life-saving treatment from months to days, while creating new jobs by training local work force to use mobile smartphones for risk-screening and learning to administer appropriate treatments through remote specialist supervision and advisory.
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In this TEDx talk, founder of ClickMedix and Click Diagnostics, Ting Shih, describes how to create mobile health (mhealth) economics in order to provide affordable healthcare to all.