Millions of people in villages and towns in developing countries are diagnosed with serious illnesses that force them to make choices such as,
- Should they travel to the big city to try and get treatment there?
- Should they spend their savings on the CT scan the doctor recommended?
- Should they try a treatment that they heard worked well with an acquaintance?
While these are not problems unique to patients in developing countries, the poor and uneducated face disproportionate barriers to access high-quality secondary healthcare.
The health-E-net solution is to provide these patients with access to high-quality second opinions - opinions that empower them to make the best decisions for themselves. It consists of:
- Staffed by nurses and clinical officers who are part of the community health infrastructure.
- They help patients collect their medical records, digitise and store their data on an electronic platform.
- The staff connect patients with the appropriate, remote medical specialists, mediate the consultation, and counsel patients on future steps.
doctors in the diaspora
- health-E-net is a network of volunteer doctors who review patient data and provide second opinions.
- Specialists, mainly from the diaspora, are committed to helping a developing healthcare system.
- health-E-net provides the platform for healthcare specialists with a meaningful way to connect with communities in need.
- health-E-net enables remote second opinion consultations over a secure and patient-controlled digital platform.
- No patient-identifiable data are shared, and records are rich in structured data and context.
- Partnerships with leaders in digital data privacy and security ensure a commitment to both, data privacy and efficient remote consultations.