Intelehealth is a mobile app that improves access to comprehensive primary health care for remote & underserved communities through telemedicine
Empower local health workers
A health worker can screen and triage for common health conditions in their communities like fever, chest pain, back pain. Using Intelehealth, the health worker can start a patient consultation, collect health information and then connect with a remote doctor for a diagnosis, prescription or referral.
Use a Knowledge Engine
The app uses a customizable knowledge engine with protocols for comprehensive primary care. These guide the health worker through asking the right questions & collecting detailed diagnostic information. Our protocols are developed by a team of doctors using evidence based methodologies.
Connect with remote doctors
We use an open source electronic health record system, OpenMRS, to ensure reliable communication between the patient and the doctor and ensure longitudinal management of patient data.
low bandwidth data connections
Our software is designed to work in the remotest of areas, over a 2G data connection or SMS if there's no data connection at all. Even in places slower than dial-up!
- CNN Tech: "Rural Indian villages are about to get lifesaving treatment through an app"
- Insight (a Johns Hopkins Newsletter): "Telemedicine Startup Connects Patients and Doctors in Rural India"
- Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures: "Entrepreneur’s Corner - Intelehealth’s Neha Goel Increasing Global Access to Health Care"
- Social Innovation Lab on Medium: "Meet the Innovator"
- Quartz: "Silicon Valley wants to save the world by investing in nonprofits as if they were startups"
- Technical.ly Baltimore: "10 do-gooding projects from the latest Johns Hopkins Social Innovation Lab cohort"
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