Tech4Life Enterprises presented its ‘Mental Health initiative in Afghanistan’ and the use of mobile technology for supporting front line health workers and improving access to care, at the fourth global telehealth forum in Toronto on May 29-30th, 2015. The Conference provided opportunity to gain insights into leading edge thinking and obtain global perspective on telehealth and mobile health. The Global Telehealth Conference is a Canadian and International leading event which leads to breakthroughs in serving the undeserved and integrating technology and information for better healthcare.
Tech4Life Enterprises proudly exhibited its innovative telemedicine solutions at the 20th Annual Telemedicine Meeting and Trade Show ATA 2015 in Los Angeles, CA. The conference provides a great platform to connect with leaders and pioneers of the industry and connected us with a unique opportunity to highlight our contribution in the health care industry. The exhibit attracted a high number of individual and institutional clients, who greatly appreciated the program . During the conference, we explored several avenues to prosper for strategic partnerships, new relationships, and greater brand visibility.
With over 6,000 attendees, ATA 2015 has been a really interactive and productive session for our fastest growing mobile telemedicine application ‘MDConsults’ and high quality plug-n-play digital stethoscope ‘eSteth’.
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The shortage of physicians in rural and remote areas provides opportunity for telemedicine to spread its reach to millions of patients and this widespread deployment of services will continue at a rapid pace in the future as well. In the latest research study, “Global Telemedicine Market Outlook 2020”, RNCOS(Business Consulting Service) analysts have studied the complete telemedicine industry with focus on market segmentation, government initiatives and competitive landscape. According to our analysis, the market for telemedicine technologies, including hardware, software & services, stood at US$ 17.8 Billion in 2014, and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR(Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 18.4% during 2014-2020.
Telemedicine applications are surging due to the high prevalence of chronic diseases, rising smartphone users, consistent need for improved quality services and rising elderly population across countries which thereby urge telemedicine to deliver improved products with higher patient satisfaction. On the contrary, reimbursement challenges, uneven distribution of telecom network in remote areas, and high operating cost are major factors hindering its implementation.
The report also provides a detailed study on the geographical distribution of telemedicine with the market sizes of North America, Europeand Asia-Pacific along with their future forecast. It also provides an insight into different telemedicine applications with their market share in 2014. Tele dermatology and Tele gynecology grabbed the highest market share, followed by Tele-cardiology, Tele-neurology, Tele-orthopaedics, Tele-emergency care etc.
Overall, the report provides extensive information and rational analysis of the global telemedicine market. Separate section is devoted to the mergers & acquisitions that have taken place in the past two years. The report concludes with a competitive analysis of key market players, providing business overview of each player along with SWOT analysis. The industry is dominated by Mckesson, Philips Healthcare, GE Healthcare, and Cerner among others. In addition, the report elucidates key developments of players related to telemedicine which will enable clients to formulate market strategies and assess the opportunity areas in key geographies.
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The remote diagnosis and treatment of patients – has obvious benefits for a country like South Africa, where resources (both human and infrastructural) are hard-pressed. But there are some potential obstacles to wide-spread implementation. At African Innovator magazine’s Round Tables Healthcare Innovation Summit, held in Johannesburg on 19 August, some of the challenges were discussed during a panel meeting.
Delegate Dr Maggie Mojapelo (CEO Mediwell) said this kind of innovation will “be a challenge if the primary healthcare doctor is not included in the continuum”. She said that uptake of technology on the ground is very low as practitioners tend not to understand the possible benefits. Dr Anton Prinsloo, IT director, Independent Practitioners Association, noted that change is hard to implement in the primary healthcare setting, and that change management therefore pays off.
Source : Health24.com (@Health24com)
Tech4Life Enterprises is also actively implementing its Telemedicine platform ‘MDConsults’ in South Africa, through its official distributor Mark Banfield from Africa Healthcare Holdings (Pty) Ltd and Mark Banfield & Associates Consulting (Pty) Ltd.
Tech4Life Enterprises rendered its services for the Nepal Earthquake survivors by providing them the opportunity to use telemedicine for accessing health services. Tech4Life partners with the Nepal Healthcare Equipment Development Foundation (NHEDF) to provide medical services to the Earthquake stricken people by connecting them to physicians & health care professionals through our fastest growing mobile telemedicine application ‘MDConsults’. The telemedicine solution uses mobile connectivity for live consultations between remote health providers and specialists, reducing the hassle of traveling and costs.
Telemedicine opens new opportunities and invites innovative ideas to improve access to health care. In a recent development, Catholic healthcare system, Mercy, opened a $54 million virtual care center in Chesterfield, MO that practices only telemedicine technology, ranging from 24-hour patient monitoring to virtual visits at patients’ homes.
Virtual Healthcare center solves medical problems by serving the patients in home or in remote areas. Doctor services are provided 24/7 on a click.
Telemedicine has the potential to redefine access to care around the world. The potential of telemedicine ranges from improving access to basic and specialized health services to monitoring patients at their homes. Rapid growth in connectivity in all parts of the world, especially through mobile networks, makes telemedicine relevant to all populations. Telemedicine has shown to play a vital role in saving lives, including those of newborns (give reference).
Tech4Life Enterprises has demonstrated this story in Afghanistan mental health project for improving mental health of young adults. Tech4Life realizing the need for supporting these individuals in the community and strengthening the mental health system, initiated a project in early 2013 to develop simple and cost effective mHealth and Telemedicine solutions for improving mental healthcare of young adults in Badakhshan province of Afghanistan, in partnership with the Aga Khan Health Service, Afghanistan and University of Calgary, Canada. The project is funded by Grand Challenges Canada. The project aimed at reducing stigma among the community, improving readiness, skills and knowledge of facility as well as community-based healthcare providers, and making information available to them. The initial results from the evaluation of this project showed to benefit health providers and the communities in the remote areas of Afghanistan, and also generated evidence on how eHealth enhanced access to care for remote communities, decreased stigma, and improved quality of health services by providing opportunities for continuing learning. Whether it is connecting families or improving the quality of healthcare, Telemedicine offers endless possibilities and prospects for a happier world.
In many under-developed and newly emerging parts of the world, where basic health care is a novelty, doctors are rare, and health systems are struggling, telemedicine provides an opportunity to use the progress in Information and Communications technology to address the gaps to improving health of the population.
The regions without adequate health services and infrastructure, the potentials of telemedicine is incredible. Telemedicine empowers community based and primary health providers to provide health care by connecting remotely with the experts using simple and cost-effective technology solutions.
Tech4Life enterprises with its fastest growing telemedicine solution MDConsults aims to empower health care providers and front line health workers through simple innovation and enabling the use of information and communication technology in the developing world. Noteworthy projects have been undertaken and are successfully running across the globe.
One of the projects of Tech4Life enterprises titled Mental Health for young adults in Afghanistan was initiated in early 2013 in order to improve mental healthcare of the youth of Badakshan province of Afghanistan. The project aims to reduce stigma against mental health in the community, build capacity of health providers, ensure standardized care, and improve referral system for advance diagnosis and better treatment. The project is a success and the initial results suggest that it is of great benefit to the health practitioners and the communities in the remote areas of Afghanistan. The findings also propose that the accessibility of eHealth has enhanced access to care for remote communities, decreased the stigma, and improved quality of health services by providing opportunities for continuous learning.
Tech4Life Enterprises has also been associated as technology partners with one of the leading NGOs of Pakistan who are providing teleconsultation in remote areas of the country .In addition to this program , MDConsults is also being deployed in another project known as “DOCThers” which connects female doctors to millions of underserved patients in real-time while leveraging technology
Tech4Life Enterprises has proven itself in the field of telemedicine, by introducing telemedicine and point of care solutions to improve health care in the developing countries. ‘MDConsults’ is the revolutionary Telemedicine solution for emerging countries, ideally designed to fit the needs and infrastructure in these parts of the world.
Tech4Life Enterprises has emerged as a leader in the telehealth sector. With its fastest growing telemedicine solution-MDConsults, Tech4life has contributed substantially to improving health in the emerging markets, and providing easy access to health services for the patients.
With tremendous growth in Information and Communications Technology, the traditional medical practices have also evolved. Tele health is penetrating and growing at a fast pace because of the numerous benefits it offers. From reducing the waiting time and costs to increasing immediate accessibility; from early diagnosis to reduced hospital stays; from supporting clinical education to improving organizational productivity, tele health confirms its potential to improve health of the population.
eHealth programs provide innovative ways to improve the outcomes of health-care and public-health initiatives while controlling service costs. These programs address the needs of the diverse population in general and also provide high quality-services to remote and resource-poor environments. eHealth systems support these objectives in ways that are both economically viable and sustainable. This efficient system comprises of tools that have been designed to improve health surveillance, health management system, health education and clinical decision making. These tools also play a pivotal role in supporting behavioral changes related to public-health priorities and disease management. The decision support systems facilitate the clinicians and potentially reduce the frequency of hospital visits, the mortality rates and the after effects of strokes too.
With MDConsults’ successful growth, Tech4life Enterprises has made a mark in the telemedicine sector and it aims at introducing more technologies to help people across the globe attain good health easily and instantly. Hence, Tele health is not a future anymore, it’s now and flourishing.
In an era where technology is contributing substantially to human lives, telemedicine emerges as the leading solutions empowering both patients and care providers to reduce the burden of chronic diseases. Telemedicine provides better access, reduced costs, ease of usage, & improved outcomes equally to all parts of the world.
The prevalence of chronic diseases is the major cause of deaths and disabilities globally. Telemedicine, with all unique offerings has become an important tool to fight against these diseases. Telemedicine programs are promising because they not only educate patients and empower them to better monitor their personal health and take immediate and timely actions in case of emergencies. This plays a vital role in managing and combating diseases.
Tech4Life Enterprises, a socially motivated company with the aim of empowering health care providers and assisting patients in managing their health, plays an important role in this struggle. With its existence across 5 continents, distribution spread across 20 countries and implementation in several countries of the world, MDConsults –Tech4Life’s flagship brand is showing huge impact on the health of the population around the world, and has also become the fastest growing telemedicine solution around the globe. With MDConsults, Tech4Life Enterprises has taken an initiative of reducing the communication gap between health care providers and patients and simultaneously improve health systems across the globe.