ResultsSMS Brings Order in Health Management in Developing World – Patients and Providers Synced

ResultsSMS Brings Order in Health Management in Developing World – Patients and Providers Synced

 

ResultsSMS is a Short Message Service (SMS)-based results delivery system that builds on existing electronic medical record systems to automatically send test results to patients (via SMS) as well as healthcare providers and researchers (via SMS or email) as they became available. The system includes features to allow for patient confidentiality through password protection and results compilation for healthcare providers and researchers. It is built in the platform of the popular OpenMRS which is an electronic medical record platform.

 

This was developed on the basis of  health crises in the developing world which the developers brilliantly captured:

 

Many medical test results in the developing world are never received by patients and not acted on by healthcare providers. This negatively impacts both patient care and research efforts that rely on effective data collection to draw meaningful conclusions. A system that could significantly increase the rate of test result delivery and follow-up could therefore improve both patient outcomes and the quality of research performed in developing countries.

 

 

Many medical test results in the developing world are never received by patients and not acted on by healthcare providers. This negatively impacts both patient care and research efforts that rely on effective data collection to draw meaningful conclusions. A system that could significantly increase the rate of test result delivery and follow-up could therefore improve both patient outcomes and the quality of research performed in developing countries. This is what ResultSMS  hopes to achieve.


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