Health on mobile has come a long way and very quickly in India. In just the last few years, mHealth projects have taken off, such as distant monitoring, awareness programs, medical employees' training and analytic and treatment assistance.
But the main barrier in this development is the percentage of illiteracy that is 25%, and cannot communicate with text or app-based services. Moreover, due to their lack of knowledge about serious illness that develop gradually over time, often advancing towards severity, and can often be managed, but hardly ever treated. Globally, serious illnesses such as disease, cancer, chronic depression, diabetes, etc has overtaken contagious illnesses as the leading cause of loss of life and impairment. Indian is no exemption to this pattern.
This significant part of the inhabitants needs a solution focused to their needs, and one that works in the way they are most relaxed getting cell mobile phones. The sensible response is voice, that can be used to access people across India, regardless of their knowledge or language.
To prevent and treat these diseases, it is important that the patient should be actively involved in knowing the symptoms and managing their condition. Patients with chronic disease need various types of support to cope up with their condition.
Getting right information about the cause and its outcomes, how it can be averted from becoming fetal and existing treatments can bring a difference in curing such disease. Training in skills to manage the disease such as monitoring blood sugar levels and the coping techniques, Counseling and support can boost their confidence to learn how to cope emotionally and what needs to be done.
Furthermore, the final key to self-management support is the follow-up actions that help providers and patient on track with the proper care plan, and day-to-day self- control activities. These follow-up actions include consultation and check-up pointers, checks on client conformity with their proper care routine (including medications), and continuing help with self-monitoring.
In India, it is crucial that medical care companies make use of the strong transmission of cell mobile phones in order to complement the human support services they provide. Uniphore has started leveraging mobile phones while working with rural healthcare organizations in Tamil Nadu for treating heart disease. In order to consistently and meaningfully support their patients, the organization chooses to create an automated, voice-based support system.
Once the patient connects to the system, calls are scheduled in the local language using speech recognition technique in order to support them in their disease management. At the initial stage of the disease, the system calls the patient on a daily basis, suggesting changes in their lifestyle and diet. The system also takes into consideration the complications the patient is experiencing and the possible choices they can deal with the complications. It also asks the patient whether they are taking their medicines or not, if forgot, it helps to solve the problem.
Furthermore the whole discussion is documented, transformed them to written text, and stored in a backup MIS. For its impressive work, Uniphore has been approved as a participant of the international mHealth Allianc, utilizing voice software to deal with the difficulties of medical care distribution in India and worldwide.