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A system to provide primary healthcare services to rural India more efficiently and transparently
C. Mukherjee, K. Gupta, R. Nallusamy,
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Pages: 379 - 384
Wireless technologies are evolving in rapid pace and becoming cheaper - this can be used to facilitate providing primary healthcare services in rural India. We have built a decision support system which can provide first level assessment of a patient by taking all the symptoms as well as vital parameters like heart rate, blood pressure, etc. It can also provide some basic treatment suggestions like Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) for diarrhea, etc. The patient details as well as assessment can be uploaded to a server, which can be assessed by a doctor to provide actual treatment. The patient details can also be used for analytical purpose for drafting plans for future by Government agencies. The system also works as personal assistant for ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) health workers to assist them to do their job efficiently. This system mainly has three components: Mobile Client, Server and Database. Mobile clients are used to collect data from patients and provide first level assessment. Server component will process the data for the purpose of analysis and Authorized Doctors can retrieve patient details, ask few more questions to the patient via ASHA worker and can provide treatments over SMS or email. Database system will be used to archive data for analysis purposes.
About the journal
JournalACWR 2011 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Wireless Technologies for Humanitarian Relief