Mobile Care (Moca) for Remote Diagnosis and Screening

Leo Anthony Celi, Luis Sarmenta, Jhonathan Rotberg, Alvin Marcelo, Gari Clifford

Abstract


Moca is a cell phone-facilitated clinical information system to improve diagnostic, screening and therapeutic capabilities in remote resource-poor settings. The software allows transmission of any medical file, whether a photo, x-ray, audio or video file, through a cell phone to (1) a central server for archiving and incorporation into an electronic medical record (to facilitate longitudinal care, quality control, and data mining), and (2) a remote specialist for real-time decision support (to leverage expertise). The open source software is designed as an end-to-end clinical information system that seamlessly connects health care workers to medical professionals. It is integrated with OpenMRS, an existing open source medical records system commonly used in developing countries.

Keywords


developing nations; health care; information and communication technology; mobile communication

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