MDConsults: Pioneering telemedicine in Pakistan

Pakistan is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Its population growth rate is consistently increasing and that is making problems for the whole nation. Due to this, millions of people are not getting proper health facilities in their respective areas. This includes many remote areas and rural areas where people have to spend more money on health as compared to others.

People who live there cannot afford health facilities. And even for basic checkup they have to go hospital which is miles away from their village. They face several problems travelling to hospital from their respective towns which include heavy transportation costs. And hospitals there are in extremely bad condition which makes their lives more difficult.

Here comes MDConsults…

‘MDConsults’ is world’s fastest growing, HIPAA compliant telemedicine platform, aimed at improving access to healthcare around the world. It helps connect patients in rural areas with the specialists in the urban centers for providing diagnosis and care, avoiding the need for travel to the hospitals. MDConsults empowers community based health providers and the patients to manage health in their home environments. By initiating this platform we helped many people in getting good health facilities within their villages or towns.

MDConsults is breaking barriers through live consultation. No matters where you live or where do your doctor live. You can live consult and get your checkup done by a doctor located far away from your city.  This application considers every patient a part of their family so their extremely sensitive personal health information is kept confidential and is saved properly according to HIPAA rules and regulations.

MDConsults empowers everyone to make one step forward and save the humanity. We don’t have any boundaries and we want to improve accessibility on a global basis. Many NGOs and other health providers have used this.

DOCTHERS – Pakistan

 

It has been in Pakistan that female students outshine and outnumber their male counterparts. However, many do not end up as practicing doctors. This is due to their marriages or their family problems.  This is major problem because the government spends millions of rupees on subsidies per student – yet there is a serious shortage of doctors, especially in rural areas where women prefer to be examined by female doctors. The female doctors’ absence from hospitals has serious implications on the healthcare system of a poor country like Pakistan.

To cater this problem, doctHERs was prototyped as part of a community health project conducted by NAYA JEEVAN in 2014. DoctHERs project has been initiated keeping in mind the aim to reshape the healthcare industry by helping female doctors who couldn’t pursue their practice to connect with millions of underserved patients in real-time while leveraging online technology. It provided access to quality healthcare and inclusion in the professional workforce for unemployed, qualified health professionals. Our web application was the main connection between the patients and the doctors which provided accessibility to patients.  It is considered as the best implementation in Pakistan.

 

REPDS (AKHS) School Health Project

 

This project was another milestone for MDConsults in Pakistan. The project aims to improve the well-being of the school age children belonging to the marginalized community through school health program. This community based school health initiative is under implementation by Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) partners in close collaboration with REPDS- NGO (Karachi based) at Deh Chuhar site. It’s a peri-urban site located in Gaddap town at the outskirts of Karachi. Community leader expressed the need for health care services for school children. This need was fulfilled by establishing Health Room built inside the school premises, where Lady Health Visitor provides health care services to school children (currently enrolled in the school). The expected outcomes are better health care of children and successfully detecting health problems in them.

Tech4Life Enterprises at ATA 2017: TeleHealth 2.0

Tech4Life Enterprises unveiled its Telehealth ecosystem which comprises of a robust telemedicine platform ‘MDConsults 2.0’ along with plug-n-play digital stethoscope ‘eSteth’ at American Telemedicine Association’s Annual Telemedicine Meeting & Trade Show (ATA 2017) in Orlando, FL. Experts & stakeholders from across the globe came together at ATA 2017, which is the largest Telehealth innovation & networking event in the world. The conference focuses on how advancement of technology, innovations and best practices are ensuring improvement in healthcare provision.

Tech4Life Enterprises, being Branham’s Top 25 Up & Coming ICT companies of 2016, launched its fastest growing web & mobile based HIPAA Compliant telemedicine platform’s new version i.e. MDConsults 2.0. Other than provider-to-provider communication, this new version also opens doors for patient-to-provider interaction; easy appointments, medical health record maintenance & Live Teleconsultations with an easy click/tap.

MDConsults 2.0 is receiving wide acclaim as we are improving value-provision in TeleHealth 2.0. It provides highly secure, user-friendly and customizable solution for Teleconsultations through its mobile and web-based applications for live and store-n-forward telemedicine. MDConsults can be used in small and large health facilities, as well as in the community settings. It is also capable of easy integration with other standardized health software and hardware.

MDConsults ensures access to quality healthcare by telemedicine services at an affordable cost. At ATA 2017, visitors were impressed by the affordability of MDConsults. With MDConsults healthcare providers can start their own Telemedicine network for as low as $1/day. Our vision of ensuring access to healthcare has allowed us to reach out to underserved communities which need world’s help the most, especially in healthcare.

 

With MDConsults,

Healthcare providers can start their own Telemedicine service for as low as $1/day.

Tech4Life Enterprises also showcased plug-n-play digital stethoscope ‘eSteth’. It is beating industry standards by amplifying heart & lung sounds up-to 100x. It is also capable of recording and transmission of these auscultations via audio cable through eSteth app and it is also integratable with other communication platforms.

We thank all the visitors of ATA for all your feedback & appreciation of our innovations in the field of Telehealth. You can experience our state-of-the-art ecosystem and witness how we are bringing innovations for impact in health & wellbeing of the world. Stay tuned with our work at www.tech4Lifeenterprises.com.

 

 

 

 

 

eSteth and MDConsults make huge impact at Arab Health 2017

Arab Health has just closed its doors on a record-breaking number of participants. Thanks to those who visited Tech4Life Enterprises at the event last week. Our state of the art products, including our web & mobile based telemedicine solutions MDConsults and the most affordable and plug ‘n’ play digital stethoscope ‘eSteth’ were highly appreciated during the entire show.

 

We invite you to visit our website www.tech4lifeenterprises.com, and look forward to presenting our innovations in future conferences.

Day 2 @Arab Health 2017

Visitors have shown huge interest to Tech4Life’s products, eSteth and MDConsults. They were impressed by the demonstrations and loved the experience of live consultations with MDConsults. Visitors @Arab Health have also witnessed amplification of heart and lungs sounds with eSteth. Attendees were impressed by extensive features of MDConsults and exceptional sound quality of eSteth at an affordable price.

Visit stand MB-10 Ontario- Canada booth to checkout our innovations for impact.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tech4life @Arab Health 2017 – Day 1

Arab Health is the largest gathering of healthcare and trade professionals. Tech4Life Enterprises participated with innovative technologies in the field of Digital Health. We presented powerful & affordable plug-n-play digital stethoscope eSteth with new & improved extensive telemedicine platform MDConsults 2.0.

We were graced by the presence of Mr.Micheal Chan – Minister of International Trade Ontario – Canada at our booth. We thank all who visited, showed keen interest and appreciated the technologies we have built to increase access to healthcare. Response of our clients and visitors was tremendous and the team is being optimistic for upcoming days at Arab Health 2017. Join hands as we bring innovations for impact.

 

 

Minister of International Trade Ontario Canada Mr. Michael Chan on Tech4Life`s booth @ Arab Health 2017

Minister of International Trade Michael Chan is leading different Ontario companies exhibiting at Arab Health 2017 to promote a wide range of next-generation Ontario-made life sciences technologies, products and services.

At Tech4Life Enterprises booth Mr. Michael Chan got acquainted with our innovative digital stethoscope “eSteth” and robust telemedicine platform “MDConsults 2.0”. He also met CEO of Tech4Life Enterprises Dr. Shaiq Khoja and discussed the need of innovations and role of telemedicine in tackling world health issues.

MDConsults- Ensuring Privacy during Telemedicine consultations

MDConsults, being a completely HIPAA compliant telemedicine solution, takes care of all the data being stored and processed using this platform. Data privacy in simple words is the protection of confidential or valuable information or similar information assets.

Data privacy in MDConsults is ensured by following a number of rules and regulations. MDConsults being HIPAA Compliant follows all the policies and regulations set forth by the Central Federal Regulation (CFR), OCR and HHS.

The major obligations on which MDConsults claims to ensure data privacy include:

  • Data is processed in accordance with the user rights specified by HIPAA.
  • Groups are made specially to limit access to patient information for authorized users only. People not having rights to a particular group are unable to review those cases.
  • MDConsults works on user based access. The users get access to only those cases or groups to which they are authorized.
  • All the log-ins and log outs are monitored.
  • Health Providers using MDConsults can view and edit the information in the form of cases which they’ve entered themselves, whereas they can only view others’ comments.
  • Data is obtained only for specified purposes. It is made sure that the collected data is adequate, relevant and not excessive.
  • Appropriate technical and organizational measures are in place against the unauthorized or unlawful processing of electroniv patient health information (ePHI) and other confidential data or sometimes loss of this data.
  • The data is kept in the records for six years. However it is kept extremely secure in the archive portion of the cloud. This data is archived in encrypted form for ensuring complete privacy.
  • All the log in activities, and activities inside the software are monitored closely.
  • All the data including ePHI and other confidential information is processed fairly and lawfully. It is never processed further until it is requested by someone who attains rights to view it.

 

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The data stored on MDConsults servers is handled only by the people authorized for this purpose. The features of MDConsults are customized in such a way that the access to groups and other information becomes extremely limited. In addition, a core security team has been set up to ensure compliance with all the procedures, and immediately report any suspected breach.

Tech4Life Enterprises supporting Health Call Centre in Saudi Arabia.

Tech4Life continues to build partnerships for improving access to care through telemedicine and point of care diagnostics. We are soon implementing a unique Telemedicine based call centre with HelloMyHealth, a local organization in Saudi Arabia. The project integrates health call center, including video calling, electronic health record and interactive disease protocols. Tech4Life provides the integrated software structure for the project to manage the incoming calls, maintaining the electronic Health Record and connect to mobile telemedicine solution ‘MDConsults’.

The project provides information, guidance, treatment and monitoring for common health problems, especially chronic diseases, such as diabetics, hypertension, and other cardio-vascular disease. For more details, contact us at info@tech4lifeenterprises.com.

Tech4Life Enterprises & REPDS to promote health through Telemedicine

It is commonly believed that ‘Healthy Minds Learn Better’. Providing healthy learning environment and health education to children not only helps improve their own health condition, but also that of their other family members. Schools can also be important platforms for monitoring children’s health and screening for common health problems, especially in the developing world. Thus schools can not only promote mental but also physical and social wellbeing in our youngsters.

 

Tech4Life Enterprises is working with partners, such as Rural Education Promotion and Development Society (REPDS) and Aga Khan University to promote health through Telemedicine. A Rural public school in Deh Chuhar, outskirts of Karachi, has been introduced with Telemedicine for regular screening and early health advise to the children. A successful inauguration of the program was performed on Dec 7, 2016 at the Govt Boys & Girls Elementry school Haji Hussain Baloch in Deh Chuhar, which was attended by Director Education of Malir district, key political and social figures in the community, and parents of school children. The officials and community appreciated the use of Telemedicine in a remote location for improving health of the children

 

Tech4Life Enterprises is one of the leading social enterprises who are promoting eHealth and ensuring healthcare provision in far-flung areas where access to quality physicians is practically non-existent. It is with the help of other socially motivated partner NGOs & institutions which take it upon themselves to uplift living standards of their society. Tech4Life is proud to be a partner of such endeavors in helping rural cities of Pakistan with the use of technology & ensuring that our innovations bring impact in human lives.

Tech4Life Enterprises @ Arab Health 2017

Last year at Arab Health, Tech4Life Enterprises showcased its latest innovation in point-of-care devices, a plug-n-play digital stethoscope. This state of the art solution, called ‘eSteth’, needs no software for installation to amplify heartbeat and perform telemedicine. Working prototype of our innovation received wide acclaim, and industry experts showed their desire for eSteth to enable themselves to hear clearer heart sounds for diagnosis and transfer them for referrals.

Following a year of hard work & determination by our production teams, we are able to bring a high quality product to the markets. This time at Arab Health 2017, Tech4Life Enterprises will be featuring ‘eSteth’, which is a plug-n-play digital stethoscope setting a high standards with 100x amplification, internal storage, display of heartbeats on LED and smooth teleconsultation experience. Visit our stall to witness and experience the great technological evolution in healthcare.

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