Presentation on theme: "Israel ICT Day World Bank"— Presentation transcript:
1Israel ICT Day World Bank Oren ShusterCEOeWaveMDJune 2012
2Who We AreeWaveMD is a provider of eHealth solutions for developed and developing countriesEstablished in 2006 as an international company, operating in the USA, Brazil, India and Ethiopia. Part of the eWave GroupOur solutions serve more than 15K physicians and 3M patients world wide with:Centralized Cloud-Based EHRPatients PHR and Information KioskRemote Diagnostic System
3eWaveMD’s eHealth Products Developed Countries2006ONC-ATCB certified EHRCertified for Meaningful UsePractice ManagementBillingSchedulingDeveloping Countries2009ARTECTM - eWaveMD’s eHealth/mHealth solution for rural areasPilots in Ethiopia and India“go to market’ collaboration agreement with Intel.Single offering of Intel SkooolTM and ARTECTM
5The Global Challenge3.4 billion people live in rural environments with minimal or no healthcare infrastructureCritical Threshold: 23 physicians, nurses and midwives per 10,000 populationDensity of Physicians, Nurses and Midwives(per 10,000 population)Rural Population (number of persons)Country16.45850.0 millionIndia13.76118.4 millionPakistan5.65118.3 millionBangladesh20.0579.4 millionNigeria2.6270.8 millionEthiopia22.3462.0 millionVietnam122.4456.2 millionUSAData: UN Population Division, WHO
6The Challenges of Healthcare in Rural Areas Lack of healthcare infrastructureShortage of qualified medical personnelShortage of healthcare specialistsWide target area with limited accessibilityLack of medical education and awareness
7Pilot in Ethiopia - Background Acute shortage of healthcare professionalsHealth workers in rural areas have no or limited access to specialist support and up-to-date informationPatients need to travel long distances for healthcare services at considerable expensesThe Ethiopian government has recognized Telehealth as the adequate alternative solution in resource-poor environments
8Ethiopia Pilot - Description Signed MOU with the Ethiopian Federal MOHIn partnership with the Clinton Foundation, USAID/AHSI and in cooperation with Intel.Launched in March 201216 stations deployed in Addis Ababa, Amhara and Oromia regionsOver 300 health practitioners, nurses and doctors were trained in hospitals and medical centersScale up to 3,000-5,000 Stations within 3 years
9Ethiopia Pilot – Challenges and Solutions The ChallengesThe SolutionsProblematic internet infrastructureElectricity failuresLeadershipHardware operating usually in developed countries is not designed to work in extreme environmental conditions such as dust, high temp etc.Change managementData cards and store-and-forward systemUsage of batteriesClose cooperation with EFMOH officialsDeveloping new hardware designed for rural areasDedicated project manager at site
10The ARTECTM - Holistic eHealth Solution Supports progress towards UN MDG’s 4, 5 and 6.Easy access to regular checkups for early detection of diseases.Dissemination of prevention campaigns via e-learning platform.Early detection of disease outbreaks, via analysis of data stored in EHR.Disease management based on medical history.Immediate access to affordable medical services.Connecting remote clinics with hospitals for consultation and treatment.Non medical personnel can operate local health post to overcome shortage of medical personnel.Local treatment of HIV/AIDS, Malaria and TB patients.Prescribing of medications from a distance.Linked with Intel SkooolTM medical education tool.Medical education workflow for Medical Staff.Accessible health education to rural population.Training of non medical staff, allowing the operation of local healthcare posts.Centralized children healthcare medical records, ensure better child health monitoring.Constant monitoring of HIV/AIDS, Malaria and TB patients.Pre and post-natal monitoring of mothers and newborns.ARTEC Hardware includes: ECG, Glucose Meter, Spirometer, Stethoscope, Non Invasive Blood Pressure, Pathology Microscope and more.EducationPreventionTreatmentMonitoringEducationPreventionTreatmentMonitoringEducationPreventionTreatmentMonitoringEducationPreventionTreatmentMonitoringEducationPreventionTreatmentMonitoringEducationPreventionTreatmentMonitoring
11Use CasesVisiting nurse/Social worker healthcare services (data collection, primary care, education).Computerized screening of patients at Triage.Remote monitoring and interpretation services (ECG, Holter BP, Spirometer, X-Ray Digitizer etc.).Health posts deployment in rural areas not necessarily managed by medically trained personnel.Second opinion between physicians.
12Global Benefits Strengthen the rural health infrastructure. Foster development by creating a eHealth infrastructure.Furnishes countries with a more efficient way of treatment.Encourage medical education.Local job creation.Provide innovative infrastructure for additional medical solutions in the future.Supports progress towards UN MDG’s 4, 5 and 6.
14UN MDGs 4,5,6 (4) Child health (5) Maternal Health Reduce by two thirds – between 1990 and 2015 – the under-five mortality rate(5) Maternal HealthReduce by three quarters the maternal mortality rateAchieve universal access to reproductive healthAchieve – by 2010 – universal access to treatment for HIV/AIDS(6) HIV \ Infectious diseasesReduce to half by 2015 and begin to reverse the incidence of malaria and other major diseasesReduce to half by 2015 and begin to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS<< back
22The ARTEC™ Solution Scalability: both in the number of concurrent sessions, the number of stations andthe devices on each stationSustainability: the more the system is used(data is collected) the greater thevalue for both patient and country