Apps That Support Healthcare In Developing Countries
Ram Tumuluri “It’s difficult to gain access to healthcare in developing nations. In reality, there is always a shortage of medical professionals available to treat patients in a timely manner and oftentimes people can’t afford healthcare in certain areas. Fortunately, the emergence of mobile apps provides a solution to these problems as a strategy for healthcare business development. As a result, mobile apps are being incorporated into healthcare business models in many developing countries. In this article, we will take a look at some of the healthcare apps being used to provide greater access to resolve this problem”.
Healthcare Investments in Developing Countries
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SASAdoctor is a virtual healthcare consultation App developed to make healthcare consultations more accessible in Kenya. Only 12% of Kenyans are currently insured and an additional 8 million are on the NHIF, which leaves nearly 35 million Kenyans without insurance of any kind. SASAdoctor lowers the cost of in-person consultations and makes it free for those with insurance.
The Go.Data platform is globally accessible to WHO employees and member States to help and promote outbreak investigations focusing on field data collection, contact tracing and visualisation of transmission chains during global health emergencies.
Babylon Health is a healthcare service provider that offers remote consultations with doctors and health care professionals via text and video messaging through its mobile App. It also gives access to exclusive health tools like ‘Healthcheck’ and ‘Chatbot’ Symptom Checker.
MobiSante is a mobile ultrasound device that is FDA approved for ultrasound imaging, examination and measurement and uses both cellular and WiFi to send pictures for diagnosis, second opinion and communication systems. Eight different types of ultrasound tests are featured in the app with configurations suitable for the individual examination.
Peek Vision– This App aims to empower providers of health care to provide cost-effective, targeted treatment. Peek identifies people with vision problems and collaborates with healthcare providers to find cost-effective ways to deliver the treatment they need.