MedTel Achieves NDHM’s Vision With Rural Pregnancy Care Using Technology – ThePrint

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New Delhi [India], Dec. 16 (ANI / SRV): Bengaluru-based start-up MedTel Healthcare recently collaborated with the government. Odisha, NITI Aayog (GOI) and the NGO Sankalp in order to reach 2 lakh ANM (Auxiliary Nurse Midwives) and 25 lakh pregnant women each year.

MedTel Healthcare will provide ANMs with a set of connected devices to monitor high-risk pregnancies. The data will be captured and analyzed by their application, which will help deliver specific information to patients.

Conditions like gestational diabetes mellitus, pregnancy-induced hypertension, anemia, and other nutritional issues cause around 30% of pregnancies in India to be at high risk. A “high risk” pregnancy occurs when a pregnant woman has one or more conditions that increase her or her baby’s chances of having health problems or of giving birth prematurely.

This could lead to consequences such as stillbirth, reduced growth of babies, the risk of developing diabetes and many other health risks for mother and child. Some 0.34 million of the 1.9 million stillbirths worldwide in 2019 were in India, making it the heaviest burden country, according to joint first estimates released by a number of UN agencies. United October 8, 2020.

While there is no way to completely eradicate all the risks of such a pregnancy, these can be managed effectively, by monitoring and analyzing trends in a patient’s parameters.

MedTel Healthcare, in collaboration with the government of Odisha and Sankalp (an NGO) supported by the Aspirational Districts program of NITI Aayog, has launched a connected care program in the district of Balangir where the MNAs of the sub-centers will be supplemented by a set of connected devices that they can use to regularly monitor high-risk pregnancies in real time.

The mobile platform coupled with clinical algorithms and predictive analytics assists in risk stratification for various pregnancy-related conditions. It also works in offline mode, allowing ANMs to operate even in areas without network connectivity or internet services.

They aim to reinvent healthcare by changing the way healthcare is delivered and making it more accessible and personalized, even in the most remote areas.

Allow regular monitoring: Regular monitoring of parameters such as blood pressure, blood sugar, weight, hemoglobin, fetal heart rate and urine are crucial indicators of the health and development of mother and baby . Currently, due to issues of accessibility, expense, lack of awareness, or complacency, there is no specific timeline in which these vital signs are tracked.

At the same time, keeping these records is a greater challenge due to the mass of data available. Regular monitoring of these vital signs will not only help pregnant women better understand their health, but will also help their health care providers detect complications faster to take timely action and prevent unwanted consequences associated with pregnancies. especially those at high risk. With a simple set of devices that can easily be connected to a phone and monitor a large number of vital signs at once, this model simplifies the process of vital signs monitoring, recording and tracking.

Condense a data pool to generate actionable insights: The data collected through these devices is digitized, making it easy to manipulate and process. Based on this data, patient and population specific information is generated, which in turn allows the government to plan and allocate the necessary resources and support.

Robust and Highly Scalable Healthcare Upgrade Model: While the functionality this system offers to monitor high-risk pregnancies remotely is broad, the ease of use is what makes it so robust and highly scalable. ANMs receive a device kit, which includes a blood pressure monitor, glucometer, hemoglobinometer, fetal heart rate monitor, urine strips and a body analyzer which, when connected to the MedTel app, captures and analyzes data in seconds. With very little training and resources, such a system can ensure that no complications of a high or low risk pregnancy go unnoticed.

Way Forward: MedTel plans to implement its pregnancy solution in India and improve the quality of life for every mother and child. The aim is to make health care during pregnancy accessible even in the most remote places, affordable for all segments of the population, and to make the process of providing health care easy and efficient for health care providers. health. MedTel being an independent disease and device company, works with various state governments and development partners for telehealth, smart health screening and remote patient monitoring.

Founded by Dr Lalit Manik, Dr Timiresh Das, Dr Soumyakant Das and Ajit Choudhury, MedTel Healthcare’s mission is to lead connected care solutions encompassing chronic disease, pregnancy, oncology and mental health. MedTel’s technological approach to healthcare delivery is rooted in smart connected care, digital therapies and data interoperability.

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