Mobile Healthcare System for Health Checkups and Telemedicine in Post-Disaster Situations

Min Hu, Megumi Sugimoto, Andrew Rebeiro Hargrave, Yasunobu Nohara, Michiko Moriyama, Ashir Uddin Ahmed, Shuji Shimizu, Naoki Nakashima

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Abstract

Portable Healthcare Clinic (PHC) is a mobile healthcare system comprising of medical sensors and health assessment criteria. It has been applied in Bangladesh for the last two years as a pilot program to identify non-communicable diseases. In this study, we adapted PHC to fit post-disaster conditions. The PHC health assessment criteria are redesigned to deal with emergency cases and healthcare worker insufficiency. A new algorithm makes an initial assessment of age, symptoms, and whether the person is seeing a doctor. These changes will make the turn-around time shorter and will enable reaching the most affected patients better. We tested the operability and turn-around time of the adapted system at the debris flow disaster shelters in Hiroshima, Japan. Changing the PHC health assessment criteria and other solutions such as a list of medicine preparation makes the PHC system switch into an emergency mode more smoothly following a natural disaster.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2015
Subtitle of host publicationeHealth-Enabled Health - Proceedings of the 15th World Congress on Health and Biomedical Informatics
EditorsAndrew Georgiou, Indra Neil Sarkar, Paulo Mazzoncini de Azevedo Marques
PublisherIOS Press
Pages79-83
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781614995630
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015
Event15th World Congress on Health and Biomedical Informatics, MEDINFO 2015 - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Duration: Aug 19 2015Aug 23 2015

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume216
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

Other15th World Congress on Health and Biomedical Informatics, MEDINFO 2015
CountryBrazil
CitySao Paulo
Period8/19/158/23/15

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Telemedicine
Disasters
Turnaround time
Health
Delivery of Health Care
Debris
Medicine
Switches
Emergencies
Sensors
Symptom Assessment
Bangladesh
mHealth
Japan

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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Hu, M., Sugimoto, M., Rebeiro Hargrave, A., Nohara, Y., Moriyama, M., Ahmed, A. U., ... Nakashima, N. (2015). Mobile Healthcare System for Health Checkups and Telemedicine in Post-Disaster Situations. In A. Georgiou, I. N. Sarkar, & P. M. de Azevedo Marques (Eds.), MEDINFO 2015: eHealth-Enabled Health - Proceedings of the 15th World Congress on Health and Biomedical Informatics (pp. 79-83). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 216). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-564-7-79

Mobile Healthcare System for Health Checkups and Telemedicine in Post-Disaster Situations. / Hu, Min; Sugimoto, Megumi; Rebeiro Hargrave, Andrew; Nohara, Yasunobu; Moriyama, Michiko; Ahmed, Ashir Uddin; Shimizu, Shuji; Nakashima, Naoki.

MEDINFO 2015: eHealth-Enabled Health - Proceedings of the 15th World Congress on Health and Biomedical Informatics. ed. / Andrew Georgiou; Indra Neil Sarkar; Paulo Mazzoncini de Azevedo Marques. IOS Press, 2015. p. 79-83 (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 216).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Hu, M, Sugimoto, M, Rebeiro Hargrave, A, Nohara, Y, Moriyama, M, Ahmed, AU, Shimizu, S & Nakashima, N 2015, Mobile Healthcare System for Health Checkups and Telemedicine in Post-Disaster Situations. in A Georgiou, IN Sarkar & PM de Azevedo Marques (eds), MEDINFO 2015: eHealth-Enabled Health - Proceedings of the 15th World Congress on Health and Biomedical Informatics. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, vol. 216, IOS Press, pp. 79-83, 15th World Congress on Health and Biomedical Informatics, MEDINFO 2015, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 8/19/15. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-564-7-79
Hu M, Sugimoto M, Rebeiro Hargrave A, Nohara Y, Moriyama M, Ahmed AU et al. Mobile Healthcare System for Health Checkups and Telemedicine in Post-Disaster Situations. In Georgiou A, Sarkar IN, de Azevedo Marques PM, editors, MEDINFO 2015: eHealth-Enabled Health - Proceedings of the 15th World Congress on Health and Biomedical Informatics. IOS Press. 2015. p. 79-83. (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics). https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-564-7-79
Hu, Min ; Sugimoto, Megumi ; Rebeiro Hargrave, Andrew ; Nohara, Yasunobu ; Moriyama, Michiko ; Ahmed, Ashir Uddin ; Shimizu, Shuji ; Nakashima, Naoki. / Mobile Healthcare System for Health Checkups and Telemedicine in Post-Disaster Situations. MEDINFO 2015: eHealth-Enabled Health - Proceedings of the 15th World Congress on Health and Biomedical Informatics. editor / Andrew Georgiou ; Indra Neil Sarkar ; Paulo Mazzoncini de Azevedo Marques. IOS Press, 2015. pp. 79-83 (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics).
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