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A global authentication of medicines

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A global authentication of medicines(GAM)

A lot of people in world die everyday due of the Counterfeit Medicines, according of website of WHO

Counterfeit drugs
“In accordance with Black’s law dictionary,’ the term “counterfeit drug” may be used to describe а drug made by someone other than the genuine manufacturer, by copying or imitating an original product without authority or right, with а view to deceive or defraud, and then marketing the copied or forged drug as the original. In reality, however, а counterfeit drug is defined differently in different countries”

Is not possible to have a global authentication of medicines using telemedicine?

I have read there some solution in some country(by Orange), I’m seeking for a solution by ICT to provide a global solution, maybe that solution exists, but I couldn’t fine any information about it.

Any information, please contact by email(kimu@telehakim.com) or by contact form.

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Struggling community hospitals in Georgia are reinventing themselves as freestanding ERs

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Struggling community hospitals in Georgia are reinventing themselves as freestanding ERs

An ambulance races down an empty street in Folkston, Ga., population about 5,000. It bypasses Charlton Memorial Hospital, makes a sharp right turn and speeds to an emergency room 40 miles away.

Why? Because Charlton Memorial Hospital has been closed since last August.

Four of Georgia’s 65 rural hospitals have shut down over the past two years. A dozen more have cut services in response to shrinking budgets.

There just wasn’t enough money to keep Charlton Memorial going, says Doug Gowen, who stayed and is in charge of what’s left of the defunct hospital. A small staff handles the medical records accumulated when it was still in business.

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ExamFlow is a software to Optimize Telemedicine WorkFlow Procredures and coordinate Patient care

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A sample of ICT on Telemedicine, ExamFlow is a software to Optimize Telemedicine WorkFlow Procredures and coordinate Patient care
The software uses real-time visualization of patient flow and provider resources to initiate the connection between clinical sites and remote specialists.

ExamFlow™ , designed by AMD Global Telemedicine and powered by Visual Clinic LLC, was developed to manage the workflow of telemedicine patients as they move through the various process steps from arrival to checkout. Each step is then measured against client-defined procedures and target times in order to automatically compute performance statistics and compare day-to-day activities. Using Lean Six Sigma methods, the software eliminates exam site bottlenecks and optimizes remote specialist resources.

ExamFlow

Managing the efficiency of telemedicine patient exams takes a lot of time to coordinate and can get overwhelming . What if you could align all your resources to be ready for the next step in a patient’s examination process? ExamFlow software allows you to visually manage and track patients so you can synchronize your telemedicine clinic workflow and procedures.

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TELEMEDICINE DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

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TELEMEDICINE DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

The hospital with expert is based in California, USA, Medical Expert Group is link by Boradband link to NIGOMSAT-1 Europ Hub station. The Satellite NIGOMSAT-1 serve the connection to Nigeria Telemedicine Clearning Hospital(UCH) and NIGOMSAT-1 in Abuja GCS Hub. In that case the remote terminal is mobile bus.

By
James K. Godstime, Odimayomi P. Kayode, and
Shaba A. Halilu

Need for telemedicine development in Nigeria

  • 70% Occur in Rural Settings.
  • Satelite communications prerequisite for emergency healtcare services(telemedicine, teleconsultation, and Telediagnosis)
  • Telemedicine(E-Health: is an integrated system of health-care delivery that employs telecommunications and computer technology as a susbstiture for face-to-face contact between health service provider and client.

Benefits from development of telemedicine in Nigeria

  • Supports health-care delivery in distant remote sites and villages.
  • Connect primary care physicians, providers, specialists and patients.
  • Offers improved access to quality healthcare delivery.
  • Cheap healthcare delivery.

Implementation of pilot scheme in Nigeria

Implementation of pilo scheme in NigeriaLink to overseas hospital for second opinion and referral services International Network. The hospital with expert is based in California, USA, Medical Expert Group is link by Boradband links to the NIGOMSAT-1 Europ Hub station. The Satellite NIGOMSAT-1 serve the connection to Nigeria Telemedicine Clearning Hospital(UCH) and NIGOMSAT-1 in Abuja GCS Hub, see the next pic

Satellite connection

Remote Terminals and Mobile Bus are equipped with basic diagnosis equipment such as:
Cameras
General Examination Camera
Image & Illumination System
Diagnostic Scopes

  • Electronic Stethoscope
  • Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) Scope
  • Ophthalmoscope
  • Dermascope

Medical services:

  • Specialist Referral Services.
  • Patients’ Remote Consultations.
  • Remote Patient’s Monitoring.
  • Medical Education.
  • Medical Health Records and
  • Information Databank

Conclusion

  • Pilot project is a Success
  • Benefits out-weighs cost
  • Project replication

For more info
National Space Research and Development
Agency, Abuja, Nigeria.
Email: godstime@presidency.com

 

English Example of Use Telemedicine ICT in healthcare

Telemedicinie in India, A case Study on TeleElectrocardiograph

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That’s an example of Telemedicine, Telecardiology en India by
Ankita S. Dwivedi
Working as Assistant Professor at SJPI, MCA Dept., Gandhinagar, Gujarat and have
teaching experience for more than 9 years in academia. Currently pursuing Ph.D. in Bioinformatics. Area of
Interest is TeleMedicine and Bioinformatics
Co-Authors:
Dr. Devarshi S. Mehta
Working as Associate Professor at GLSICT, MCA Dept., Ahmedabad, Gujarat and have
teaching experience for 14 years. Currently she is also affi
liated as Guide in GTU.
Dr. Samir Mehta
(M.D.) (Gyanec)
Dr. Surendra Dwivedi
(M.D.) (Physician)

www.csi-india.org

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Telecardiology:
ECGs, or electrocardiographs, can be transmitted
using telephone and wireless. Willem
Einthoven , the inventor of the ECG,actually did tests with transmission of ECG via telephone lines. This was because the hospital did not allow him to move patients outside the hospital to his laboratory for testing of his new device.
In 1906, Einthoven came up with a way
to transmit the data from the hospital directly to his lab.
One of the oldest known telecardiology systems for teletransmissions of ECGs was established in Gwalior, India in 1975 at
GR Medical College by Dr. Ajai Shanker,
Dr. S Makhija, and Dr. P K Mantri using
an indigenous technique for the first time in India.

This system enabled wireless transmission of ECG from the moving
ICU van or the patient’s home to the central station in ICU of the department of Medicine. Transmission using wireless was done using frequency modulation,which eliminated noise. Transmission was also done through telephone lines.
The ECG output was connected to the telephone input using a modulator, which converted ECG into high-frequency sound. At the other end, a demodulator reconverted the sound into ECG with good gain accuracy. The ECG was converted to sound waves with a frequency varying
from 500 Hz to 2500 Hz with 1500 Hz at baseline.

ExpressECG in India

This case is an analysis of the implementation of ICT in the field of
medicine with specific reference to Life Care Institute of Medical Science and Research for telemedicine project named ExpressECG in remote area of Gujarat, which is spread across 12 districts in Gujarat in India. The organization decided to implement the teleechochardiography project for the remote and rural areas where ECG for heart patient is required and is unavailable due to any circumstances. Administrative personnel and doctors were interviewed for getting the firsthand experience of managing this project.
One live case is used as an illustration to analyze the operation of telemedicine.

The ExpressECG project, there is a central room that has various facilities like ECG machine, roaming broadband services, printer, phone lines, and 24 hours availability of the technicians. They are connected to remote area general practitioners and expert doctors. Required ECG hardware is built by EDS and the software is developed by Concepts India Pvt.LtdExpressECG in India

 

 

 

 

 

The application is developed on Client server architecture, where the software is installed at server side as well as client side having thin client architecture. The ECG taken of the patient is converted to digital signals using bio signal amplifier and stored in the computer, which is then transmitted to the expert doctor. Where the doctor can read the data and give his expert opinion after viewing the ECG. He sends his report back to the technician’s machine using Internet facility. Then a technician takes the print of the report and the ECG,
which is then converted in .jpg file for print and gives to the respective person or medical professional.
ECG machine is a 12-lead machine with a biosignal amplifier to convert the echocardiogram in to the digital format. The hardware is developed with high-noise immunity to get the better and accurate result in digital format.

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ICT in healthcare Telemedicine

Benefits of Telemedicine

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Increase access to quality health services

  •      The quality of care that is provided is improved, eliminate distance barriers ans improve acces to quality health services.
  •       Increase the exchange of information and experience between the different healthcare, developing virtual communities that interacts and shares knowledge
  •      Promotes continuing education and better quality.
  •      Reduce unnecessary travel time for health professionals.
  •       Reduce isolation of rural practice by upgrading their knowledge through elearning.
English Example of Use Telemedicine ICT in healthcare

ISRO’S TELEMEDICINE NETWORK in India

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ISRO’s Telemedicine endeavour is expanding its outreach and has the potential to open up new frontiers for facilitating rural healthcare in India. Encouraged by the steady growth of its Telemedicine programme, ISRO has also envisioned the development of “HEALTHSAT”, an exclusive satellite for meeting the healthcare and medical education needs of the country at large. This satellite, when deployed along with wireless and terrestrial communication links, can bring a large change in augmenting the present healthcare delivery system in the country.

ISRO’s Telemedicine endeavourDue to the untiring efforts of various departments like the Department of Space and the Department of Information Technology, State Governments, NGOs and Private and Corporate Hospitals/Agencies, the majority of the rural population all over the country will stand to benefit from Telemedicine Technology that can usher in a revolution for transforming the face of Healthcare in India.

Thus, Telemedicine can enlarge the gap between life and death and can extend quality Healthcare to the needy and the under privileged rural, semi rural and urban population at large.

English Example of Use Telemedicine ICT in healthcare

The UK is number one has experimenting with telehealth!

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The UK has been experimenting with telehealth as much as any country in the world and has notably carried out the largest clinical trial of telehealth anywhere, the Whole System Demonstrator (WSD). WSD produced some valuable results with regard to telehealth benefits, including reduced mortality, and was instrumental in the launching of the key government telehealth programme, 3 Million Lives (3ML) in 2011.

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OpenYaLIM E-health Software Development Poject – Mali

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OpenYaLIM E-health Software Development Poject – Mali
Summary:

OpenYaLIM is software developed by the company IDC (ICT Development Centre) in order to respond to the needs of the IKON teleradiology project, which is funded by IICD in Mali.

OpenYaLIM is an Open Source software build to provide medical diagnosis to remote area in African countries. This software has proven to enable operations of transfer, examination and archiving of responses to expertise requests. This software actually functions in 4 hospitals in Mali.

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7 Ways Telemedicine Helps Compliance with Accountable Care

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So here are 7 ways telemedicine can help you comply with Accountable Care:

  1. Telemedicine makes care coordination possible and effective. Just changing incentives is not enough to improve outcomes. As the New England Journal of Medicine reports, “Merely aligning financial incentives will not improve quality and reduce costs for episodes of care… True coordination of care is required to ensure the best possible outcomes.” Telemedicine makes this kind of care coordination possible and effective, particularly in a hybrid store-and-forward context that adapts to provider parameters.
  2. Telemedicine makes transportation less necessary. Whether home monitoring or distance consults, telemedicine can save costs of unnecessary visits and lengthy transportation. When payment is linked to outcomes, even saving a patient or provider a single trip can make a big difference over an organization.
  3. Telemedicine leverages provider time. In an age of provider shortages, telemedicine can make each provider’s minutes count as much as possible. Through consults, collaboration, and even remote patient visits, provider time is leveraged.
  4. Telemedicine can decrease readmissions. Because telemedicine can help the right at-home care to happen, clarify which provider is responsible, and make sure patients follow through, telemedicine has been shown to have a strong effect on decreasing readmissions.
  5. Telemedicine can drop length of stay. Data shows that care coordination, especially the kind of collaboration supported by telemedicine, is one of the strongest ways to drop length of stay. And length of stay is a key outcome in Accountable Care.
  6. Telemedicine improves access to care. Telemedicine can improve access for the underserved in rural, urban, or Veteran populations. Especially as provider shortages worsen in different parts of the country, and for different specialities, this kind of access to care is proving crucial in keeping costs down and meeting patient needs.
  7. Telemedicine supports good patient care, regardless of political climate and payment changes. Truth be told, many of our colleagues have been using telemedicine to improve the ways they care for patients — regardless of whether it’s rewarded by the current political context. We think that’s good practice, in every election cycle.

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