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Started by Francesca Valè on 2012-12-14 at 14:16

November 29, 2012 -- By Justin Montgomery We came across this nice little infographic this morning that shows the future of mobile healthcare broken down by present and future trends, along with current adoption rates. We cover the growth of the industry all the time, but it’s still fascinating just how quickly adoption continues.  Consider this; 62% of physicians are now using tablets, with over half of them using it at the point-of-care, and even 71% of nurses are now using smartphones at work.  There’s more than 40,000 medical apps now available for tablets and smartphones, and more than 247M people have downloaded a health app. The full infographic is embedded below. Go to the website

Started by Francesca Valè on 2012-12-13 at 11:19

Building Resources Across Communities (BRAC) Bangladesh To strengthen the maternal, neonatal, and child health (MNCH) programme in 64 branches in 6 city corporations (covering 300,000 people), BRAC (the largest  NGO in the world) has partnered with mPower and incorporated the mHealth system with their existing patient management system. In this project, community-based health workers collect patient data using mobile devices, on the basis of which an automated risk assessment can be done. The risk levels determine the management and follow-up protocol for particular patients. The system allows automated medical advice based on patient data. It also allows a doctor or a health administrator to write a customized medical advice based on the identified need and send to community health workers or their supervisors for further action. The health workers get automated schedules for visits to households. The health administrators can track the progress o...

Started by Francesca Valè on 2012-12-13 at 11:16

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Bangladesh Bangladesh This mCARE project aims to develop and test an integrated mobile phone-based data system that links rural community health workers (CHW) and their clients (pregnant women and newborns), in order to 1) vastly improve pregnancy and birth registration, 2) effectively target the delivery of care to high risk mothers and newborns, and 3) enhance survival of preterm and growth restricted infants in resource-poor settings. The goal is to improve pregnancy and enhance survival of preterm infants in resource-poor settings. This project is being implemented in the JiVitA Project Site in rural Gaibandha District of Bangladesh, one of the largest rural population research sites in South Asia, covering 650,000 people and where 90% of all infants are reported to be born at home.

Started by Francesca Valè on 2012-12-13 at 11:15

Shiree (a joint initiative of DFID and GoB) Bangladesh Shiree incorporated mobile applications for data collection and visualization in their economic empowerment of the poorest (EEP) project that is implemented by 18 partner organizations all over Bangladesh. The purpose of integrating mobile applications is to strengthen the  monitoring system of the project.

Started by Francesca Valè on 2012-12-13 at 11:13

Women’s College Hospital, University of Toronto and Amader Gram Bangladesh This project, awarded by “Grand Challenges Canada”, will test the effectiveness and efficacy of using mobile phone-based tools to support 30 CHWs in rural Bangladesh to identify women with breast cancer, which in turn can help create an automated system to support timely follow-up, support in seeking care and adherence to treatment.