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Nationwide ‘Paperless’ eHealth project Commenced in Ghana

The Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service has engaged the services of Lightwave ehealthcare Services (LWEHS) to roll out an integrated health care solution that includes a Centralized data center with a 24 hour recovery unit to serve as an infrastructure platform for a patient-centered health care solution.

 

The solution will network all health facilities including agencies of the Ministry of Health, provide electronic Medical records for care seekers, enable and facilitate tele medicine, and develop a a real time bio-surveillance system – which will support the fight against disease outbreaks and the spread of communicable disease.

 

The system which integrates with the current National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) enables the development of a patient management system – this will streamline the Admission, discharge and transfer process of healthcare.

 

Chief Technology Officer of Lightwave Mr Thomas Mac Scofield, said the project was a culmination of years of planning and working with the MOH to bring ehealth solutions to the public health care industry.

 

Mr Thomas Mac Scofield revealed to Ghanahealthnest.com that, the cost of the project is covered by the government through the MoH and GHS thus will not require patients or subscribers to pay for it.

 

Nrip Nihalani consulting director with LightWave revealed to Ghanahealthnest.com that the project follows Ghana’s Data privacy and HIPAA laws to ensure its safety.

 

He added that, the time was right for Ghana as most countries have gone ahead and made significant mistakes. “Ghana is at the absolute time with the technologies, the budgets, the preparedness all meeting together to launch its e-health”, Nrip intoned.

 

more at : http://ghanahealthnest.com/nationwide-paperless-ehealth-project-commenced-ghana/

 

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What EMR & Medical Software Options are available for doctors who use an Apple Mac !

What EMR & Medical Software Options are available for doctors who use an Apple Mac ! | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

Very few vendors actually support the Mac. Many doctors over the years have wanted a Mac, but would’nt get one due to the lack of Medical Softwares for it. Though lately there has been a surge in the number of vendors promising native Mac versions in the future.

 

"Technology for Doctors is a blog on Healthcare IT by Plus91 Technologies Pvt Ltd."

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Technoclinics- Upcoming scenario in India

Technoclinics- Upcoming scenario in India | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

Medical industry in India is proud to have adopted the latest medical equipments in every specialization and has achieved tremendous results in terms of rapid and effective treatment. The benefits that the Indian IT sector has made in the global village the past 15 years, are now being extended to the Indian Healthcare industry too!

 

Taking advantage of these some clinics are transforming into “technoclinics” by smartly using technology and software in their practice.

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'Virtual doctors' helping patients in Zambia 

'Virtual doctors' helping patients in Zambia  | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

The idea of a "virtual doctor" project might sound rather futuristic.

 

Zambia has about 1,600 doctors for a population of 14 million, and two-thirds of these are working in towns and cities, while most of the country's population is in the countryside.

 

It means access to good quality health care is often difficult if not impossible.

 

 

For many communities, it is not practical to expect sick and frail people to walk or cycle for hours to hospital.

 

So families depend on rural health centres, which have health workers but no qualified doctors.

 

The virtual doctors project means that these isolated health centres can be supported by doctors thousands of miles away.

 

 

Health workers and clinical officers on the ground use an app on a smartphone or tablet computer to take notes on a patient's symptoms and photographs.

 

This information is sent to a volunteer doctor in the UK who helps with a diagnosis and recommends treatment.  Cases are directed towards doctors with a relevant specialism, whether it is skin diseases or HIV and Aids-related problems.

 

The doctor in the UK will have a list of the drugs and equipment kept in the health centre in Zambia and can suggest treatment or further tests based on what is practical and available.

 

Virtual Doctors is now supporting 19 rural health centres, which typically deal with problems such as malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/Aids and pregnancy-related conditions.

 

 

 

 

 

nrip's insight:

The concept of a virtual doctor is not new, but it is one which will never get old.

 

At Plus91 we have been involved with multiple projects and pilots where simple tablet and smartphone based solutions are used by on-ground trained and sometimes untrained staff and advice, opinions, second opinions and in some cases virtual consultations are provided by remotely situated doctors and clinical staff. With time, the solutions eventually become more technologically advanced as the on ground staff get comfortable with such distributed protocols and the use of technology. This is an exciting solution as it helps provide much needed healthcare in small areas without qualified doctors. Who is to say this is not hi-tech ..for the millions who benefit from this, this is cutting edge.

 

Virtual doctor based solutions eventually evolve into distributed EMRs and local health centers become more involved.The Medixcel platform has a remote consultation as well as multi opinion module which was built out of this need and it has grown to be a platform of choice in many parts of Africa for being hi-tech yet simple. 

 

 

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Improving Patient Care through EMRs

Improving Patient Care through EMRs | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

EMRs-Electronic Medical Records are a modern revolution in the field of healthcare improving the standards of quality in healthcare and raising it to a higher level. With all the numerous benefits of EMRs to doctors, it eventually signifies the benefits to patients and thereby improves patient care.


Using EMR in medical practice can improve patient care in the following ways:

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EMR'S: PROVIDING INDIAN DOCTORS WITH AN EDGE: VOL 1

EMR'S: PROVIDING INDIAN DOCTORS WITH AN EDGE: VOL 1 | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

Typically, a patient's record is just a folder with his details and probably a photograph on the front cover, coupled with sheets and sheets of data recording his previous visits. While some of this data, especially prescriptions may be recorded in a hospital, can you imagine the long hard search that one endures to locate them when required. Also, this search by no means guarantees a consolidated view of a patient's information which would equip the doctor with a complete overview of the patient's health history

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