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.

Tech4Life committed to empowerment of women health providers

Tech4Life Enterprises has been a torch-bearer of women empowerment. With innovations like MDConsults, we have enabled initiatives, such as doctHERs, to empower lady doctors and field based nurses and midwives with user-friendly telemedicine solution. Being a socially motivated organization, Tech4Life has been partnering with companies like doctHERs which share our vision and purpose of serving the most deserving sections of our society.

At the Community Outreach Event hosted by doctHERs at Movenpick Hotel, Karachi Pakistan on Tuesday 28th November 2016, we were invited to speak on Public Private Partnerships and how mHealth is revolutionizing healthcare provision. We shared our vision, goals, challenges and learning experiences in reshaping the healthcare provision through mobile-based telemedicine.

MDConsults- adding integrity with HIPAA Compliance

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.

 

The HIPAA Compliance features of MDConsults provides confidence and security to its users. HIPAA compliance works on four basic rules:

 

  1. HIPAA Privacy Rule
  2. HIPAA Security Rule
  3. HIPAA Enforcement Rule
  4. HIPAA Breach Notification Rule

 

In a nutshell, HIPAA requires a software to comply with the following things which MDConsults is doing efficiently:

 

  • MDConsults has put administrative, physical and technical safeguards in place to protect the electronic patient Health Information (ePHI).
  • It has reasonably limited the unnecessary use and sharing of information in order to accomplish the intended purpose of being HIPAA compliant.
  • It has agreements in place with all service providers that perform covered functions or activities for you. These Business Associate Agreements ensure that the Business Associates use and disclose patient health information properly and safeguard it appropriately.
  • It has procedures in place to limit access to patient health information, and implement a training program for health organizations about how to protect their patient health information.

MDConsults continues to provide simple solutions to complex problems. It stands out on all the requirements of HIPAA. MDConsults uses AES-128 Bit encryption technique, two step verification to ensure secured access to the software, and cloud storage without on any sort of hard drives. Thus it completely secures all the patient health information.

 

There is indeed a lot to digest when it comes to following all the rules and regulations of HIPAA but MDConsults excels in winning the trust of all its users by acting upon each and every requirement of HIPAA, and providing a highly secure platform for telemedicine to its clients.

 

 

TECH4LIFE JOINS HANDS WITH DOW UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES FOR NEW INNOVATIONS

Tech4Life Enterprises is proud to announce the signing of agreement with Dow University of Health Sciences for promoting new digital innovations. This is a great example of Academia-Industry partnership for improving health of the population. This partnership will help identify new gaps in health, design new innovations and conduct scientific research for validating digital health solutions.

Both partners have a history of leading research and innovations for medical education, and improving health services. This collaboration will bring mutual benefit in terms of achieving research objectives as well as promoting the health of the population through new innovations.

Role of HIPAA in Telemedicine

HIPAA stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. This law was passed in 1996 by United States Congress in order to minimize healthcare fraud and information abuse by enforcing necessary standards for healthcare billings and other processes.

HIPAA standards are equally important when it comes to Telemedicine, which refers to the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients by means of telecommunications technology. Being online in nature, telemedicine industry is prone to several risks, making it prudent to have a solution that secures every bit of protected health information (PHI).

The HIPAA standards are divided into two main categories namely Privacy Rules and Security Rules. These rules contain a list of safety measures and procedures which if followed by organizations can result in extremely protected and safe storage of the PHI.

HIPAA standards educate as well as enable organizations to secure their private data through encryption. They also restrict unnecessary access to PHI. Since electronic-PHI is susceptible to braches and hacking, HIPAA enforces security rules and regulations and makes sure that the information is fully secured.