Development of a telemedicine and health mobile application
Explain your idea in details:
Access to quality health care represents a challenge in developing countries, particularly for marginalized and disadvantaged populations where 20 percent live more than ten kilometers from a basic health facility and 46 percent live more than ten kilometers from a rural health center. To bridge the health inequity gap,I brought up an idea for the development of a health social impact initiative of Community Innovation Hub. Our spectrum of services will include but is not limited to a) Empowering the value-chain of healthcare providers to leverage ICT to deliver leading edge healthcare (Hubs and Spokes) in rural and low income urban communities. b) Leveraging technology to use video conferencing, transmission of still images, e-health including patient portals, remote monitoring of vital signs, continuing medical education, consumer-focused wireless applications and early referrals c) Capacity building of nurses to transform them into micro-entrepreneurs. d) Improvement of Maternal and Neonatal Health and Water Sanitation and Hygiene Indicators. e) Health Market Research to disseminate knowledge for betterment of the health sector. f) Awareness Campaigns pertaining to all health domains. The purpose is to create a link between health workers and people in under-served region for the provision of quality affordable healthcare .it involves healthcare services delivery within the vicinity of their communities using a web based interface to have better health outcomes by deploying tele health hub and spokes in rural regions. The mobile application will involve use of complex clouding and satellite system that will facilitate usage by people living in rural area.With this system ,people can easily locate nearest doctors ,hospitals ,nurses etc.It will also provide Avenue for home based healthcare service delivery system.This will facilitate easy accessibility of people to doctors on a 24hrs basis.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
My idea will impact positively on the health of people in developing countries .Through this project ,an estimation of over 100 million people will have easy access to Doctors and other healthcare professionals at any time. The measures to evaluate success will be :number of people using the service ,number of communities reached , number of healthcare professionals enrolled in the service and level of improvement in healthcare status of users.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
The business model will first involve creation of the healthcare software .This will be followed by enrollment of healthcare professionals in the software system and advertisement of the software system to people in remote areas.The operation of the system will also involve use of clouding system and Google maps to locate doctors and hospitals. With the mobile application , users can be able to access nearest doctors ,nurses and hospitals and possibly request for home healthcare services.Our source of financing for the mobile application will include applying for loans from banks ,soliciting for funds from NGOS and applying for enterpreneurship competitions like this.
I am a self-motivated, proactive, and has several goals. i aim to be a professional eHealth and telemedicine consultant and manager, a specialist in occupational health safety officer in industries to protect workers from diseases and injuries and to save lives. I have 12 years experience conducting online training. I am a strong youth advocate .i am a city chapter director for start up grind (www.startupgrind.com) i was a medical doctor and health safety officer at Parklane Hospital from 2014 to 2016. From there, I now has several voluntary roles; research associate and project manager for eHealth at Parkers establishment, child professional at Heard Initiative, global youth ambassador and English teacher at a World at School. My professional memberships include the International Society of Telemedicine and eHealth, the International Medical Informatics Association, Canada National Institute of Health Informatics and Acfee. I am a driven and ambitious individual and team player, I have excellent project management skills and can work closely and communicate effectively with local and international leaders in an ever-changing environment with tight deadlines. These are valuable for my experience in communicating and interfacing with customers and within organisations, a strong ability to challenge team members and be challenged to achieve team goals, and a proactive interest to increase customer satisfaction and deepen customer relationships. I am from Nigeria, I attended Nnamdi Azikiwe University from 2008 to 2015.i have a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree (2015).i speak English