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Israel ICT Day World Bank Oren Shuster CEO eWaveMD June 2012
eWaveMD is a provider of eHealth solutions for developed and developing countries Established in 2006 as an international company, operating in the USA, Brazil, India and Ethiopia. Part of the eWave Group Our solutions serve more than 15K physicians and 3M patients world wide with: Centralized Cloud-Based EHR Patients PHR and Information Kiosk Remote Diagnostic System Who We Are
eWaveMD’s eHealth Products ONC-ATCB certified EHR Certified for Meaningful Use Practice Management Billing Scheduling ARTEC TM - eWaveMD’s eHealth/mHealth solution for rural areas Pilots in Ethiopia and India “go to market’ collaboration agreement with Intel. Single offering of Intel Skoool TM and ARTEC TM Developed Countries Developing Countries 2006 2009
3.4 billion people live in rural environments with minimal or no healthcare infrastructure Critical Threshold: 23 physicians, nurses and midwives per 10,000 population Density of Physicians, Nurses and Midwives (per 10,000 population) Rural Population (number of persons) Country 16.45 850.0 millionIndia 13.76118.4 millionPakistan 5.65118.3 millionBangladesh 20.0579.4 millionNigeria 2.6270.8 millionEthiopia 22.3462.0 millionVietnam 122.4456.2 millionUSA Data: UN Population Division, WHO The Global Challenge
Lack of healthcare infrastructure Shortage of qualified medical personnel Shortage of healthcare specialists Wide target area with limited accessibility Lack of medical education and awareness The Challenges of Healthcare in Rural Areas
Acute shortage of healthcare professionals Health workers in rural areas have no or limited access to specialist support and up-to- date information Patients need to travel long distances for healthcare services at considerable expenses The Ethiopian government has recognized Telehealth as the adequate alternative solution in resource-poor environments Pilot in Ethiopia - Background
Signed MOU with the Ethiopian Federal MOH In partnership with the Clinton Foundation, USAID/AHSI and in cooperation with Intel. Launched in March 2012 16 stations deployed in Addis Ababa, Amhara and Oromia regions Over 300 health practitioners, nurses and doctors were trained in hospitals and medical centers Scale up to 3,000-5,000 Stations within 3 years Ethiopia Pilot - Description
Ethiopia Pilot – Challenges and Solutions The ChallengesThe Solutions Problematic internet infrastructure Electricity failures Leadership Hardware operating usually in developed countries is not designed to work in extreme environmental conditions such as dust, high temp etc. Change management Data cards and store-and-forward system Usage of batteries Close cooperation with EFMOH officials Developing new hardware designed for rural areas Dedicated project manager at site
EducationPreventionTreatmentMonitoringEducationPreventionTreatmentMonitoringEducationPreventionTreatmentMonitoring EducationPreventionTreatmentMonitoringEducationPreventionTreatmentMonitoring EducationPreventionTreatmentMonitoring Supports progress towards UN MDG’s 4, 5 and 6.UN MDG’s 4, 5 and 6 Linked with Intel Skoool TM 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. 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. 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. The ARTEC TM - Holistic eHealth Solution
Use Cases Visiting 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.
Global 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.
(4) Child health Reduce by two thirds – between 1990 and 2015 – the under-five mortality rate (5) Maternal Health Reduce by three quarters the maternal mortality rate Achieve universal access to reproductive health Achieve – by 2010 – universal access to treatment for HIV/AIDS (6) HIV \ Infectious diseases Reduce to half by 2015 and begin to reverse the incidence of malaria and other major diseases Reduce to half by 2015 and begin to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS << back UN MDGs 4,5,6
Provide Diagnosis & Treatment The ARTEC™ Solution
Scalability: both in the number of concurrent sessions, the number of stations and the devices on each station Sustainability: the more the system is used (data is collected) the greater the value for both patient and country The ARTEC™ Solution