Deshpande draws attention to the predicament in the developed nations where the growing need for home health care for the elderly has pushed the cost of treatment to alarming proportions. The developing nations, on the other hand, are having an acute shortage of doctors in remote and rural areas. Unfortunately, even today, patients have to travel an entire day to get an ECG, or their blood pressure monitored or availed minor health checkups and treatment. In this scenario, Global Products’ electronic healthcare report (EHR) and practice management solution, MURx effectively resolves these pain points. The solution allows a nurse or a medical assistant to take the reading using bluetooth-enabled medical devices from the homecare or remote locations and upload it on the MURx platform leveraging the internet and a smartphone. This enables the doctors to diagnose a patient’s vital signs remotely and connect with the patient through telephone or Skype for any further consultation. More importantly, these reports are sent to the doctor’s EHR dashboards without any manual intervention.
The MURx platform also took design limitations in the practice management dashboard into consideration to reduce a doctor’s time in treating the patients. The platform now maintains a database of the medical problems faced by patients and the standard procedures as well as medications prescribed by doctors in specific healthcare departments such as ophthalmology, orthopedics, and others.
Our technology brings the doctor to a patient, rather than the other way round
These procedures and medications are stored as a template, and the doctors have only to select the problem, processes, and medications that are available on the dashboard. The doctors only need to enter any extra information, if required for a specific patient. This invariably enables them to treat more patients in less time.
Global Products also has digital clinics that have an integrated ECG, oximeter, glucometer, and thermometer, along with the software solution to obtain patient readings remotely and send the data for the doctor’s diagnosis. The remote and rural population can use this facility to avail instant medical services without having to travel to cities for medical treatment.
Apart from remote healthcare solutions, Global Products also offers a hospital inventory system that prevents expired medicines from entering into the hospital’s inventory. The system, with the help of two-dimensional barcodes, extracts manufacturing as well as the expiry date of a drug. Upon encountering an expired medicine, the system raises the alarm to prevent the entry of the drug into the inventory.
Going forward, Global Products has plans for significant improvements in its technology offerings by introducing several new features such as medication administration to enable doctors to administer the medications for patients remotely. The company also intends to implement a time-series database to offer analytics for the doctors in the community health arena to help prevent an outbreak of any epidemic. Global Products is also partnering with various medical devices companies to develop an integrated solution aimed at automating the entire process of medical examination and making it seamless for doctors as well as patients.