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Indian Air Force launches MedWatch, a #mHealth app

Indian Air Force launches MedWatch, a #mHealth app | Healthcare in India | Scoop.it

The Indian Air Force  has launched a mobile health (mhealth) app to provide health information to the users, including first-aid and other health and nutritional topics

 

The 'MedWatch' was launched on 8 October on the occasion of IAF's 85th anniversary and was conceived by the doctors of IAF and developed in-house by Directorate of Information Technology (DIT)

 

"'MedWatch' will provide correct, Scientific and authentic health information to air warriors and all citizens of India.

 

The app comprises a host of features like information on basic First Aid, health topics and nutritional facts; reminders for timely Medical Review, vaccination and utility tools like Health Record Card, BMI calculator, helpline numbers and web links

 

The 'MedWatch' is first such health app to be built by any of the three armed forces.

 

check out the press release : http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=171664

 

check out the original unedited article : https://www.firstpost.com/tech/science/indian-air-force-launches-medwatch-a-mobile-health-app-on-its-85th-anniversary-5349871.html

 

 

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Docs use WhatsApp to save heart patients

Docs use WhatsApp to save heart patients | Healthcare in India | Scoop.it

Doctors at KEM Hospital have turned to the most ubiquitous personal technology - the smartphone - to speed up diagnosis of patients with suspected heart complications. 

They have started using the popular smartphone messenger 'WhatsApp' to send pictures of patients' electrocardiograms (ECG) to each other for a quick review, saving time spent on reaching the emergency ward and checking the actual report. 

The approach enables them to begin the treatment of a person who has suffered a heart attack within the crucial golden hour, the period when emergency care is most likely to be successful. Delay in proper diagnosis and treatment during this period results in amajority of cardiac fatalities. 

In fact, over 60 per cent of patients who have suffered a heart attack reach the hospital way beyond the golden hour, the average being about five hours. So every moment they spend waiting for the doctor to arrive and study their ECG increases the risks. 

"The moment a patient walks in here complaining of chest pain or any other related problem, a specialist takes out an ECG and sends the image to the doctors on hand," said Dr Prafulla Kerkar, head of KEM's cardiology department. "We, in fact, have a WhatsApp group where the experts in our department are signed in." 


more at http://www.mumbaimirror.com/mumbai/others/Docs-use-WhatsApp-to-save-heart-patients/articleshow/27252815.cms

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