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   Digital Inclusion Kit in Health
Created Date: 8/13/2008 9:11:15 AM
Country: Arab States
Status: In use
License: Free
Product Type: Software - Mobile
Target Users: General population, health professionals and public health officials
Developer Name: Laboratorio de Sistemas Complejos , University of Buenos Aires
Product Url: http://lsc.dc.uba.ar/digital-inclusion
System Requirements: Windows platforms
Description: The Digital Inclusion Kit incorporates a set of integrated telemedicine and m-technology tools aimed at underserved rural and urban zones. In telemedicine the objective is to allow medical data acquisition on patients who are unable to access specialized medical centers. Mobile devices with portable acquisition systems, such as ECG or arterial blood pressure, allow for building a clinical database for use in preventive medicine. As a backbone, a Virtual Cluster is constructed sharing all patient data between educational and research communities. A Clinical Database stores patient information related to health status, cardiovascular risks through measurable variables such as arterial pressure, congenital illness treatments, diet, ECG’s and medical images. Geographical regions are taken into account for analysis and prevention policies. This information is available for physicians’ consultations and statistics. Database access is through web services and mobile systems including GPRS.
                               
                                                                                      A handheld device is used by a physician to gather a patient’s information through a specially developed application running on a mobile phone (Windows Mobile). Information such as personal data will be incorporated into the patient’s medical record. An ECG module connected to the handheld device, using a Bluetooth interface, will permit the administration of an ECG which will be later entered into the medical record.



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