4th Commonwealth Digital Health Awards

Finalists

eCounselling

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eCounselling is a mobile application comprising of a series of animated videos that educates the masses about key aspects related to Tuberculosis (TB) management, prevention and cure.  TB treatment lasts for as long as 6 months. eCounselling attempts to fill the gap in providing correct information about the disease to patients and their families . It comprises of a total of 12 animated videos that are voice free with minimal text. 9  videos are shown to the patient before treatment enrolment. These 9 videos cover important topics like treatment duration, how to take medicines, importance of nutrition, preventive measures to be taken by family, how the TB spreads, etc. After each video, the Counsellor interacts with the patient to confirm the message received and resolve queries. Given the animated nature of the videos, the patient and any other family member remains fully engaged during the counselling session.

Monerdaktar

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More than 92% of people in Bangladesh are deprived from any sort of mental health care due to severe scarcity and inappropriate distribution of mental health professionals, widespread stigma and geographical barriers. To solve this long-standing problem in Bangladesh and other LMICs we launched “MonerDaktar”- an online mental health platform (website and mobile application) that gives people the opportunity to connect with their preferred psychiatrist and psychologist at their convenient time from any part of the country. Monerdaktar also provides tools for self-assessment, audiovisual resources and integration of referral systems. Currently, 112 professionals are serving people everyday using this platform.

NextGenCoviAI

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We have developed an adaptive Integrated Hospital Management platform (AIHMP), a series of next generation hospital management systems with potential of handling infectious disease outbreaks, monitor health systems, and monitoring of patients (TB, infectious diseases, cancer, etc. The system has been improved and now dubbed NextGenCoviAI, an integrated digital National COVID-19 Health Information Management Platform. This can be used by the:
1. Ministry of Health to: (i) register all the screening units (health centers) and provide a platform for online collaboration, (ii) view patients at each health center, (iii) manage human resource, (iv) manage resource allocation and demand forecasting based on statics, and (v) provide instant communication to public:
2. Health centers (i) patient’s information management, (ii) Inter/intra communication, (iv) telemedicine, and (iv) request resources from Ministry of Health.
3. The community to: (i) Obtain communication from ministry of health, (ii) 2-way communication to the ministry or nearest health center.

National Services Library

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Our solution significantly reduces the fragmentation, cost and effort of data silos. This enables better care coordination through a Library of Health Services acting as a single source of truth for health practitioners, patients and other stakeholders. Multiple key data sets can be overlaid to provide dynamic, real-time health information on a national scale, for example covid-19 or population health data. Other digital initiatives can be linked into the Health Library, such as mobile apps, Telehealth, Secure Messaging, and Geospatial mapping to provide integrated connectivity for health care.

TB EHR

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Tuberculosis remains a major public health problem in Malawi. The TB EHR was built based on protocols which ensure that patients are treated according to the TB guidelines, as there are no shortcuts when using the system. The system has drastically reduced the amount of time taken to compile reports which are used by the Malawi Ministry of Health for decision making compared to the manual way of compiling the reports. The system provides a continuum of care in that it is easy to retrieve patient history information for decision making by the clinician/doctor. The system has tools that make it easy to identify patients who need to be followed up according to the TB protocol. Collection of presumptive cases helps to ensure that hotspots are identified which in turn prevents the spread of TB. The system is also integrated with an environmentally friendly hybrid solar backup system.

MomCare

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In many African countries, navigating the health system during pregnancy brings unique worries. Services may be unavailable/inadequate and prenatal care may involve unexpected, unpayable costs. Every year, roughly 300,000 women die from preventable pregnancy complications(1), with almost 70% in sub-Saharan Africa; region with the highest maternal mortality ratio(2). Yet, with adherence to clinical guidelines and well-documented interventions (timely antenatal appointments, skilled delivery, etc.), these statistics can remarkably improve.
PharmAccess(3) therefore developed MomCare, a digitally-enabled mother journey. Using a trusted platform, mother and healthcare provider agree to a path of maternal care at a predetermined cost and quality. By monitoring provided care through digital tools, MomCare creates a transparent and accountable mother journey at pre-agreed costs, generating actionable data to drive outcome improvements, and importantly, empowering women to be in charge of their care journey.
MomCare ensures that mothers are covered and connected, giving their babies a better start to life.

World Medical Education

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"Millions of children and adults worldwide suffer or die prematurely from their illnesses. A major contributing factor is the shortage of well-trained health workers. Even if we train large numbers of new health workers, we still have a major problem, in that huge numbers of existing health workers receive little if any meaningful continuing education, that is essential to maintain clinical skills.
Our aim is to ensure that all health workers, especially those working in the remotest areas of the poorest countries, have immediate access to state-of-the-art, video intense, context specific multimedia education across the full spectrum of diseases they see. Our bespoke programming platform delivers state of the art video-based education for all levels of health worker. Our App/mobile phone/database system provides access to educational materials in the remotest areas and, uniquely, video based continuing education without Internet access aligned to simultaneous assessment of health worker clinical skills and management decisions.
""Millions of children and adults worldwide suffer or die prematurely from their illnesses. A major contributing factor is the shortage of well-trained health workers. Even if we train large numbers of new health workers, we still have a major problem, in that huge numbers of existing health workers receive little if any meaningful continuing education, that is essential to maintain clinical skills.
Our aim is to ensure that all health workers, especially those working in the remotest areas of the poorest countries, have immediate access to state-of-the-art, video intense, context specific multimedia education across the full spectrum of diseases they see. Our bespoke programming platform delivers state of the art video-based education for all levels of health worker. Our App/mobile phone/database system provides access to educational materials in the remotest areas and, uniquely, video based continuing education without Internet access aligned to simultaneous assessment of health worker clinical skills and management decisions.
""Millions of children and adults worldwide suffer or die prematurely from their illnesses. A major contributing factor is the shortage of well-trained health workers. Even if we train large numbers of new health workers, we still have a major problem, in that huge numbers of existing health workers receive little if any meaningful continuing education, that is essential to maintain clinical skills.
Our aim is to ensure that all health workers, especially those working in the remotest areas of the poorest countries, have immediate access to state-of-the-art, video intense, context specific multimedia education across the full spectrum of diseases they see. Our bespoke programming platform delivers state of the art video-based education for all levels of health worker. Our App/mobile phone/database system provides access to educational materials in the remotest areas and, uniquely, video based continuing education without Internet access aligned to simultaneous assessment of health worker clinical skills and management decisions.

T4MCH

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The T4MCH is an innovative project which uses ICT tools to increase pregnant women, new mothers and their partners access to maternal and child health information (M&CH) to promote safe delivery and survival of new borns. It delivers mobile voice messages in local languages and SMS in English for free to beneficiaries at a distance. The use of local of languages increases beneficiaries understanding of M&CH information. To promote e-learning, health staff are trained to use ICT tools to package, design and deliver M&CH information to women and their families using audio visual content at the community level and at health facilities in Knowledge Sharing Sessions. In addition, the projects’ gender mainstreaming activities such as the Father to Father Groups and the Mother’s Story influences men’s socio-cultural beliefs to participate in issues of M&CH and they empower young adolescent pregnant girls in decision making about their reproductive health.

CwPAMS App

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To prevent 10 million deaths per year globally, it is critical to act now to improve the appropriate use of antimicrobials; one of the recognised and evidenced based measures to reduce drug resistant infections [1]. The Commonwealth Partnerships for Antimicrobial Stewardship (CwPAMS)* app is an antimicrobial prescribing app to improve antimicrobial prescribing and stewardship practices among health professionals in Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. The app provides for the first-time in the four countries easy access to infection management resources to improve appropriate use of antimicrobials in line with national and international guidelines. The resources included: WHO essential medicines list, surveillance tools, antimicrobial stewardship training, Infection Prevention and Control resources, and the Standard Treatment Guidelines for each country [2].

* CwPAMS, a pharmacy-led collaboration between CPA & THET and funded by UK Fleming Fund uses a health partnerships approach to share skills between healthcare professionals in the UK and the four Cw countries to reduce the impact of antimicrobial resistance
[1] - https://amr-review.org/
[2] - https://twitter.com/CW_Pharmacists/status/1197219363738267649?s=20

Predictive Analytics

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Despite the availability of free routine immunizations in most developing countries, about 30% of children who receive their first vaccine fail to complete the full course of immunizations. In resource-constrained settings, without the technology to model, visualize, and predict risk patterns, overburdened vaccinators are unable to identify target children at the highest risk of dropping out or delaying vaccines, leading to persistently high default rates. We have designed an innovative Predictive Analytics (PA) algorithm that leverages artificial intelligence and uses mathematical and computational statistical modeling, machine learning, and multidimensional data mining to accurately identify children at high risk of defaulting using socio-demographic predictors including child’s gender, age group, language, and enrollment vaccine and timeliness. By leveraging the power of big data and utilizing PA, we can facilitate vaccinators to correctly identify potential defaulters, deploy evidence-based targeted interventions and improve service delivery.

Together for Her

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Ohum Healthcare Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

A cloud-based integrated Enterprise Hospital Management System for enterprise hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, public health facilities, and community health. The comprehensive solution includes all of the following:
- Computerised Patient Order Entry (CPOE)
- Electronic Medical Records
- Clinical documentation and Controlled Clinical Workflows
- Integrated Labs, pharmacy, inventory and asset management
- Interfacing with equipments including PACS
- Automated Patient administration for appointments, admissions, billing, etc
- HR and Financial Solution
- Mobility Solution for clinicians 
- Patient Portal
- Complete Clinical and Business Analytics Solution

Key Highlights:
- 1 Patient, 1 Medical Record For Life 
- Zero typing
- HIMSS Stage 6 ready
- 168 modules, 43 Core Processes, 42 Specialties
- End-to-end automation, integrations, transformation
- Enables clinicians to View, Order, and Document Care in one easy flow from a single screen
- User-friendly and intuitive screens

A new version of the product is now available. Other Awards won:
1. “Leading in IT Solution for Public Health” Award: June 2019: 4th Healthcare Innovation Summit and Awards 2019, Mumbai
2. "Best Healthcare IT Company for Clinical Transformation" Award: Mar 2018: 8th MT India Healthcare Awards 2018, Mumbai
3. "Best Clinical Transformation Solution Provider Of the Year" Award: Feb 2018: 2nd Edition - World Health & Wellness Congress & Awards, Mumbai

Other Recognition Received:
1. Udai Kumar as COVER STORY among “The 10 Transformational Leaders in Healthcare”: Aug 2019: Beyond Exclamation Magazine Special Health care Edition, Las Vegas, USA
2. Best of 10 Healthcare Brands”: Feb 2019: Insights Care Magazine
3. COVER STORY on "10 Most Promising Healthcare Technology Startups": December 2017: CIO Review Magazine
4. Udai Kumar recognized as one of "The 10 Most Admired Leaders in Healthcare": November 2017: Insights Success Magazine
5. Udai Kumar named among "Top 50 Successful Indian Entrepreneurs in the US": September 2017: The Technology Headlines Magazine, Texas, USA

HERA

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Forced migration is increasing around the world due to humanitarian conflicts and climate crisis. The number of people displaced is anticipated to increase to 200 million by 2050, from an already high number of 60 million. Forcible displacement of refugees is associated with increased health risks among moving populations, as lack of reliable health records, language barriers, and limited knowledge about different healthcare services increase vulnerability to diseases.

HERA is a mobile health (mHealth) open-source platform created to improve health outcomes for refugee populations by increasing uptake of preventive health services, specifically antenatal visits and childhood immunizations. It is uniquely designed to meet demand-side barriers that refugees encounter in host country healthcare access, and decrease disproportionately poor outcomes related to vaccine preventable diseases and maternal health. The HERA App provides healthcare navigation, health education, and behavioral nudges such as automated reminders to increase timely immunization or pregnancy related doctor visits.

DSS-API

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Stringent rules and guidelines specifying the number, timing, and spacing of doses of each vaccine based on the child’s age and the doses already received, coupled with poor FHW training results in incomplete and inaccurate manually constructed schedules. The problem is exacerbated by the introduction of new vaccines which adds further complexity and increases chances of erroneous vaccine administration and missed opportunities for immunization (MOIs).  We have designed an electronic Decision Support System Application Programming Interface (DSS-API) to enable vaccinators to administer the right vaccines at the right time and reduce MOIs. DSS-API leverages embedded logic and process algorithms to automatically construct WHO recommended routine and catch-up vaccine schedule for a child. The algorithm takes into account all the associated parameters such as the number, timings and spacing of each vaccine dose to construct individual vaccine schedules depending on child’s vaccination history and date of birth and facilitates FHWs in accurate administration of vaccine doses according to the recommended schedule.

KaziHealth Mobile App

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The main aim of this project is to determine the effectiveness and sustainability of multi-faceted  health promotion programs with the view to evaluate and contribute evidence for promoting long-lasting positive changes amongst teachers working in selected primary schools in disadvantaged settings in a developing country. KaziHealth is designed as a series of consecutive steps that include an individual risk assessment followed by the development of an individualized health risk profile, two face-to-face lifestyle coaching sessions to set specific goals and aid in the implementation, monitoring progress and motivation through the KaziHealth mobile phone application and, finally, evaluation of goal achievement. Additionally, the teachers will have the opportunity to participate in an online course on self-assessment of personal health to educate themselves on health and wellness education in schools in South Africa.

EIMS of NSACP

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The National STD/AIDS Control Programme (NSACP), Ministry of Health, is responsible for control and prevention of STDs HIV in Sri Lanka.
To overcome the many problems of using manual records for clinical data, the Electronic Information Management System (EIMS) was introduced gradually starting in 2018, to the NSACP by the Strategic information Unit (SIM Unit) of NSACP. The central database is stored on the SLT Cloud and accessed country-wide through the Web. To overcome internet interruptions, a local server has been established which sync with the cloud server.
Available modules: Registration/queue management, Consultation (patient interview, investigations and prescribing). Bleeding/Injection room (collection of samples and outpatient procedures), Counseling, defaulter and contact tracing, Pharmacy (issuing drugs and stock-management) and Laboratory (handling samples, recording findings and reporting), Epidemiology (processing epidemiological data) and Reporting (generating table for analyzing data and displaying it on large-screen dashboards).
This paper-less EIMS has revolutionalized patient management, care and the data management of NSACP which is now more efficient and effective. It is clearly the future of clinical and programmatic STD/HIV related data management in Sri Lanka.

Medworks

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"Medworks has developed mobile and web applications for diabetic patients, which empowers them by providing them with better control over their health data. In doing so, Medworks facilitates better decision-making and lifestyle choices to ensure adherence to treatment among our target beneficiaries, primarily located in Pakistan where every 4th person over the age of twenty is diabetic.
At the core of our product offering is Glu-Sage, a compact glucose meter that plugs into a phone’s audio jack. It allows the recording and storing of blood glucose levels directly on the smartphone. This links people with diabetes with clinicians, who can then monitor metrics such as blood pressure, weight, physical exercise and food consumption to intervene remotely when required. Real time data sharing allows HCPs to make informed decisions on treatment modifications to prevent heart, kidney, limb and eye diseases. "

IHAP

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This information system was designed to support the operations of the proposed Inbound Health Assessment Unit, which is positioned under the Immigrant Health Unit of the Ministry of health, Sri Lanka. This system was developed to securely link the designated panel physician employed by the IOM, the Ministry of Health and the Department of Immigration (DIE) and National Programme for Tuberculosis Control and Chest Diseases (NPTCCD), National STD and HIV Control Programme (NSACP), Anti-Malaria Campaign (AMC) and Anti-Filariasis Campaign (AFC) for the Ministry of Health while ensuring secure and efficient data management, maintain the confidentiality of applicants’ data and to minimize possible introduction of fraud.

This system enables the secure and robust active surveillance process which is integrated with the passport and bio-metric data verification. Also streamline the first line investigations with the routine management of HIV, TB, Malaria and Filaria cases. Through this system Periodic follow-up of the applicant by integrating business processes of Department of Immigration (DIE), IHA unit, IHAU and four vertical health programmes of the Ministry of Health, namely National Programme for Tuberculosis Control and Chest Diseases (NPTCCD), National STD and HIV Control Programme (NSACP), Anti-Malaria Campaign (AMC) and Anti-Filariasis Campaign (AFC).

At the moment IOM offering an applicant focus service encouraging early completion of the IHA and proper follow-up throughout the stay in Sri Lanka. Applicant can now online reserve their appointment for the IHA through this online application according to the allocated time slots.

HeadScape Focus

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HeadScape Focus is leading the way in personal health records, enabling young people and families to access their health information, communicate with clinicians and teachers, and manage their health and wellbeing. It has transformed the clinical service from an episodic appointment based model to one of on-demand support via the platform’s instant messaging function. Trusted resources and self-help tools enable young people and families to build confidence and skills in self-management. HeadScape Focus is developing to bring clinical record data and personal data into one place - saving time, increasing efficiency and supporting shared decision making between young people, clinicians and teachers. Through the platform, schools are able to communicate with clinicians and align their approach to that of the clinical team and access specialist advice and support. HeadScape Focus is co-produced and beautifully designed, open source, safe and secure.

DataToCare

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As discussed in the WHO digital health Target Product Profiles (TPPs), collecting test results electronically in real time reduces the time for the patient to the care access, increases the accuracy of the collected information and improves the health care management at all levels.
The DataToCare software meets many requirements from some of the TPPs. It connects diagnostics assays, notifies in real time the patients and physicians about the results availability and provides the stakeholders with visual patient medical record information as well as cohort information for a given region or country.
Our project has been triggered by a request from the ERS which was aligned on the TPPs framework provided by the WHO. We have been requested to enhance our DataToCare software by developing an additional tuberculosis (TB) test results capture in addition to the already existing automated one for the Xpert MTB/RIF.
To reach the objective, we have developed a front end to collect manually Drug Sensitivity Test (DST) results capture that manually collect MGIT and proportion (LJ) test results. Due to the demand from the field, we also developed, for free, in parallel to this project, a manual capture of culture test results (also for the MGIT and the proportion (LJ) tests) and a patient medical record.

A pilot run was planned to test the software new features in DRC. Due to political instability and to ensure the project completion in due time, the trials and testing have been transferred to the National Reference Laboratory of Kigali, Rwanda, at the end of October 2016.

JANITRI

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KEYAR is an affordable, easy to use and wearable intra-partum FHR & contraction monitoring device for low resource healthcare settings. The reusable patch sticks onto the mother's belly to read up contractions and FHR. The device monitors both the parameters, analyzes the pattern and further gives color coded/sound alert if fetus is in distress. The device also displays fetal heart rate and uterine contraction in an easy format which is interpretable by a low skilled health worker. KEYAR communicates with our mobile application DAKSH (24,000 INR) which is an intrapartum monitoring mobile application for automated partograph generation. DAKSH allows the staff nurse to register and enter vital signs of a pregnant woman. It reminds the staff nurse to monitor the labor vitals, as per the standard WHO intrapartum protocol. It also generates alerts in case of complications, based on an in-built algorithm. 

Pubudu

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"Pubudu” was developed for screening and intervention of dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia supporting local languages. Target audience of application are school children between age 6 to 8. The screening of dyslexia, letter dysgraphia, numeric dysgraphia and dyscalculia was carried out using machine learning techniques. Intervention techniques are implemented using gamified environments. Ultimate goal of our application is to enhance reading, writing and mathematical skills of differently abled children.

EPI cStock

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Despite relative success of the Malawi immunization program, Save the Children in collaboration with the Expanded Programme of Immunisation (EPI) Unit and Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses (IMCI) Unit of the Ministry of Health, identified low visibility of EPI logistics data and a lack of consistent procedures for reporting and resupplying EPI products. This situation often leads to interrupted vaccination services in some parts of the country and eventually leads to poor performances of the EPI system. Responding to challenges, Ministry of Health with support from Save the Children, piloted EPI cStock intervention addressed these challenges in Neno and Thyolo (Southern Malawi)
cStock is an SMS-based, open-source, web-accessible logistics management information system for all health center level EPI products The system automatically calculates the resupply needs and consumption and that has contributed towards improved visibility and availability of EPI products at different level hence strengthening supply chain management system.
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CHT

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The Community Health Toolkit (CHT) is a global public good and shared toolkit to support the development of digital health initiatives in the hardest-to-reach areas of the world and advance universal health coverage. It is a collection of ready-to-scale free and open-source technologies; open-access design, technical, and implementer resources; and a community of practice. The CHT supports health organizations in building full-featured and scalable digital health apps quickly and is intended for community health systems designed to improve the coverage, quality, speed, and equity of care. CHT apps support many languages; run offline; and work with phones, tablets, and computers.

Keheala

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Over 22 million people in the developing world die each year from diseases whicha re curable or we have effective treatments. Keheala is a digital health platform that delivers behavioral interventions across basic feature phones and smartphones in order to improve healthcare access and treatment outcomes for patients. Using basic feature phones to reach patients, Keheala addresses the non-medical drivers of disease - stigma, a lack of information, motivation and support - with demonstrated behavioral strategies from the social sciences (behavioral economics and psychology).

doctHERs

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Over 300,000 licensed female healthcare providers (HCPs) are excluded from the global health workforce at any given time due to: (i) childcare/parental care responsibilities, (ii) sociocultural barriers that exclude women from the workforce and (iii) rigid health systems which have not adapted to an agile, digital era.  doctHERs reintegrates these women by using a digital health platform & exponential technologies such as AI to match the under-utilised capacity of  remotely-located female doctors (who work from home) to the unmet needs of health seekers.  

askNivi

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"askNivi is an AI-driven conversational platform that provides on-demand, trusted, and actionable health information so that every individual can make more informed and supported decisions on health. In Kenya, it is available for free in English and Swahili 24/7 through Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and SMS; In India, it is available for free in English and Hindi. Nivi makes it simple for men, women, and youth to explore sexual and reproductive health topics, gaining personalized guidance and actionable recommendations. Using targeted nudges, reminders, and referrals, Nivi empowers consumers to act.

Nivi serves as a companion to consumers along their health journey, whether that is visiting a local provider or taking action for personal wellbeing. Nivi offers its scalable tool to organizational partners seeking to optimize their target audience engagement, education, and referrals, which generates rich insights into consumers’ health journey, market-wide trends and actionable patterns for public health."

BE SMART

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Be Smart is a mobile application created mainly for adolescents and young people. It a user friendly app which comes in all three languages of Sri Lanka, which are Sinhala, Tamil and English. This addresses common health issues faced by the young people in simple terms that can be understood by them. Non Communicable Diseases, HIV/AIDS/STD's , Mental Health Issues and Sexual Abuse through cyber exploitation are the main areas focused. Each area is separately addressed and preventive measures are given. Also it gives Sri Lanka government medical helplines where if the youth has any further issues to contact. 

TuneMe

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The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) East and Southern Africa Regional Office, in collaboration with the Ford Foundation and Praekelt Foundation created a platform where youth can access age-appropriate and accurate SRHR information. TuneMe.org, developed as a part of the Safeguard Young People Programme  (SYP), is a web-based platform that can be accessed through java-enabled devices and simple mobile phones. It takes advantage of the high rate of access to mobile phones and increasing Internet penetration across East and Southern Africa. The aim was to promote sexual and reproductive health outcomes for at least three million young people aged 10 to 24 years within the first four years and across seven of the SYP implementing countries (Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe). 

Rocket Health

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Rocket Health leverages on digital technology to delivery a value based, quality end-to-end services to its target beneficiaries through provision of tele-consultations via mobile SMS and voice call-in. In addition, providing low cost health insurance packages affordable to low tier communities that would not afford private or employer based premium coverages. In addition, Rocket Health improves access to health information by diversifying from the traditional TV and Radio and using mobile SMS and social chat spaces to target specific demographic with health information for behavioral change. Through this innovative model of health care delivery, demographics that would have trekked long distance to access healthcare or had to wait for long hour at a health facility worse still not get follow up after hospital their visit get these barriers addressed through Rocket Health.

PapsAI

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The digital health platform that has 4 core functions:
(i) A low cost digital microscope slide scanner to produce quick, reliable and high-resolution digital pap-smear images. The microscope is fully automated and produces high quality images comparable to those obtained using commercial microscopes. This has been 3D printed and costs less than 500 USD as opposed to the commercial microscopes that cost over 1,500 USD.
(ii) Cervical cancer risk factors evaluation engine to automatically assess the likelihood of contacting cervical cancer given the risk factors.
(iii) An automated pap-smear analysis tool for diagnosis and classification of cervical cancer from pap-smear images, and
(iv) An AI empowered digital health cervical cancer patient’s record management platform. This is to specifically store patient’s pap-smear images and text information for subsequent comparison and prediction, patient schedule reminder, telemedicine support with collaboration among cytopathologists all over the country via the connected integrated platform and providing an anonymous dataset to universities for research.

Bundle of Rays

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Bundle of Rays is an Australian start-up built by an Australian nurse. We have to 2 strings to our bow. Firstly, we enable end to end virtual and augmented reality consultation, distribution and implementation to help support industry leaders understand and adopt immersive technologies. Secondly, we deliver nursing education through face to face and online delivery. Always pushing the limits with what is possible with a skilled team, progressive ideology and strong world leading partners.

Deconstructing barriers to access innovation, global collaboration and remote working, are pillars of the vision we hold. Education within healthcare has changed and we are now immersed in a new reality.

Bundle of Rays can show you how and we can do it for all.

HIVE Learning Platform

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HIVE is a web-based assistive learning platform for children with Down Syndrome. HIVE provides an excellent opportunity for improving their learning skills including math, language, everyday skills, social skills, and has been able to improve motor skills using the hardware component with the system. Also, face recognition can keep the user's attention with the system, thereby suggesting and referring their most interesting contents according to the user's emotion. Finally, the Hive can visualize cognitive skill development by analyzing the data. 50 children have tested and shown successful results which means "Hive" with all these features is very productive.

sTrack, giving every school a digital presence.

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sTrack makes timely information about schools available to all citizens in an efficient and cost effective manner. The ministry of Education and Sports uploads all registered schools’ information on a web based system and citizens can access them any time and get all the details about a particular school (registration status, performance, resources, communication). It ensures online accessibility of all schools and opportunities for community participation in a friendly, transparent and efficient manner. It provides citizens the means to report and comment on anything which affects them about these schools in their physical environment and how schools’ projects are implemented in their areas. District Education Officers use this tool to efficiently monitor, track and plan for all the schools in their districts with a direct communication channel with the ministry of Education. The platform empowers each school to activate its digital ID, and enable it to engage the public. Our COVID-19 response enables each school to upload reading materials for their students.

Magicbit

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The tech enthusiasm of students is directed towards entertainment and leisure use. What if, we can direct this towards innovation and creativity with technology? Magicbit is an innovation platform which aims to simplify the learning process of smart technologies. This will create better mental health while fostering the innovations in important sectors in community like health. Magicbit is an integrated development platform for learning and practicing smart technologies like electronics, robotics, IoT and coding. To say more simply, it's a small computer which brings a whole lot of built in features with ease of learn and affordability to students.

FOODGOODBOX APP

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The FoodGoodBox app enables the user to not only reduce calories but also to eat Food in the healthy recommended proportions by current guidelines including Dietary Guidelines for Americans and helps tackle obesity. It follows the MyPlate concept where the recommendation is to eat one’s meal with half the plate with vegetables/ fruit, quarter with meat/ protein and quarter with carbohydrate rich food. It was initially built as an adjuvant to the Portion and Calorie Control Lunchbox which is an innovative product with the patent pending for it. (See link for patent) This food container too is designed in such a way that the proportions can be maintained while the food consumed per meal can be measured in cup volumes (240ml). Cup volumes are standard serving sizes and nutrients in different food for that volume is given in data bases, making it easy to calculate the nutrient intakes.

Mintoak

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"Pharmacies are the last mile connectivity to delivery of drugs and medical supplies as well as their sheer presence in neighbourhood provides significant comfort to people. Setting up and Operations of pharmacies require significant capital investment including in funding stocking of inventory. While Pharmacies want to embrace digital payments that can help enhance access to funding, they face multiple problems in doing so including onerous processes, lack of transparency and complexity of disparate solutions.
Mintoak provides robust omni-channel payments platform to accept both card-based and remote payments such as QR, UPI and link-based payments which help pharmacies to offer contactless service as consumer preference evolve post-COVID. The platform at the same time provides an option to record cash and pay-later transactions thereby facilitating higher business and cashflow visibility which help improve higher lending including supply chain financing on the back of these digitized transactions (including digitized cash recording)."

Emergency Alert System

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Castle Street Hospital for Women (CSHW) is the premier maternity hospital in Sri Lanka with nearly 12000 Caesarean sections (CS) per year. The CS rate of the hospital in 2019 was 33.8%. Out of that 6% belongs to Category 1 CS (needs immediate delivery). The decision to delivery interval (DDI) for category 1 CS as recommended by NICE Guidelines is 30 minutes. However, this was 38 minutes(Mean DDI) in CSHW. It was recognized that bad neonatal outcomes for category I CS are strongly associated with prolonged DDI and delay in attending paediatrics house officers, both due to the existing traditional communication system over the phone. So the key areas of delay are recognized as the ward, labor room, operation theatre, blood bank and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit(NICU). An electronic emergency alert system was proposed to reduce message circulating time and to deliver real time reliable information.

HemoSmart

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The Hemoglobin concentration in human blood is an important substance to health condition determination. With the results which are obtained from Hemoglobin test, a condition which is called as Anemia (a low level of Hemoglobin) can be revealed. Traditionally the Hemoglobin test is done using blood samples which are taken using needles. The non-invasive Hemoglobin measurement system, introduced this implementation and ability to check the hemoglobin concentration in the human blood. The images of the finger tip of the different hemoglobin level patients which is taken using a camera is used to develop the neural network based algorithm. The pre mentioned algorithm is used in the developed non-invasive device to display the Hemoglobin level. Before doing the above procedure, an account is created in the mobile app and a questionnaire is given to answer by the patient. Finally both the results which are obtained from the mobile app and the device are run through a machine learning algorithm to get the final output. According to the final result patient would be able to detect anemia at an early stage.

E-Heza

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E-Heza is the first point-of-care digital solution in Rwanda to serve the entire scope of community-based health services. E-Heza is designed alongside frontline healthcare workers to ease their workloads, improve their interactions with patients, and provide real-time data trends that facilitate individualized health education while also ensuring the accurate and timely delivery of data to the national government. Initially developed to serve maternal child healthcare needs, Eheza will serve as the gold standard point-of-care digital platform for all primary health care delivery because it promotes data integrity, eases healthcare provider workloads, utilizes real time data to facilitate personalized health education, and delivers timely and reliable data to national database.

MomConnect

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Despite having one of the best economies on the continent, South Africa still sees disproportionately high maternal and infant mortality. In 2014 the South African National Department of Health launched MomConnect, its flagship maternal health programme for which Praekelt.org is a key design and technology partner. Through MomConnect, pregnant women and new mothers can receive free messaging on maternal health via SMS or WhatsApp. The platform also provides access to a text-based helpdesk for queries. Since 2014, 3 million users have registered in over 95% of public health facilities and the platform services 1 million active users monthly.

Better Platform

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The project solves mainly the interoperability issues on a country level in Malta. The government has decided to build a central data repository for all Malta citizens, where they use a vendor neutral format (openEHR) for storing the data, and all of the vendors/systems have to share the data through that platform. This way the data will always "outlive" the application, being accessible to hospitals and patients anytime, anyplace. It is also first public cloud implementation of such approach.

eTreat Acne

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Acne affects 85% of individuals between the ages of 12-25 years of age, and over 90% of the population at some point in their life. More than 95% of them report feeling depressed because of their acne; over 60% feel overlooked by their healthcare system. A young, tech-driven population, desperately searching for solutions online are susceptible to inaccurate, and oftentimes harmful, suggestions that have no correlation to their own health.

eTreat Acne is a mobile application that uses machine learning and AI to automatically identify facial regions with inflammatory acne and skin blemishes, such as hyperpigmentation, scarring, melasma and many others in seconds, using only the smartphone camera. It then crafts a personalized skincare routine consisting of multiple products for the user that are discreetly delivered to them. Continuous health education and advice from experts are provided through the app to ensure users remain engaged and heal effectively.

Jindagi

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Jindagi is a mobile app for improving the health of PLHIVs (People Living with HIV) available at no cost to the patients.

PLHIV on medication can live a healthy life and with a normal life expectancy. However, stigma and poor diagnosis rates continue to make HIV a public health issue claiming more 32 million lives. Patients who are not diagnosed early or do not adhere to the medication not only increase their health risks but also lead to increased risk of HIV transmission.

Jindagi uses gamified rich media, including quizzes and videos/infographics to provide relevant information to improve patient behaviour on medication adherence.

By appropriate counselling and treatment advice, Jindagi ensures that patients continue to engage with their doctors. Using the app provides easy access to information without the social stigma.

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