Portable health clinic: An advanced tele-healthcare system for unreached communities

Rafiqul Islam, Yasunobu Nohara, Md Jiaur Rahman, Nazneen Sultana, Ashir Ahmed, Naoki Nakashima

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Abstract

The Portable Health Clinic (PHC) system endeavors to take healthcare facilities along with remote doctors' consultancy to the doorsteps of the unreached people using an advanced telemedicine system. Thus, the necessity of having physical healthcare peripheries specially in the developing countries can be mitigated. The PHC system promotes preventive healthcare by encouraging regular health checkups so that diseases can be prevented as well as their severity can be mitigated, leading to a reduction on healthcare expenses. Thus, the number of patients along with excessive workload on existing healthcare human resources can be minimized. The current project in rural Bangladesh alone has served more than 41,000 people so far by the PHC system and a simple analysis of this data shows some significant findings on regional health status. A simple expansion of this program, covering a wider service area, can produce a big data to reflect the whole country`s health profile.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2019
Subtitle of host publicationHealth and Wellbeing e-Networks for All - Proceedings of the 17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
EditorsBrigitte Seroussi, Lucila Ohno-Machado, Lucila Ohno-Machado, Brigitte Seroussi
PublisherIOS Press
Pages616-619
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781643680026
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 21 2019
Event17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2019 - Lyon, France
Duration: Aug 25 2019Aug 30 2019

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume264
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Conference

Conference17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2019
CountryFrance
CityLyon
Period8/25/198/30/19

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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Islam, R., Nohara, Y., Rahman, M. J., Sultana, N., Ahmed, A., & Nakashima, N. (2019). Portable health clinic: An advanced tele-healthcare system for unreached communities. In B. Seroussi, L. Ohno-Machado, L. Ohno-Machado, & B. Seroussi (Eds.), MEDINFO 2019: Health and Wellbeing e-Networks for All - Proceedings of the 17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics (pp. 616-619). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 264). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/SHTI190296