MIT Students have launched an interesting new startup called “MocaMobile” an “end-to-end” open source clinical information system to improve diagnostic, screening and therapeutic capabilities in remote resource-poor settings by connecting “healthcare workers to medical professionals”.
The software is designed to allow the transmission of medical files (eg. photos, x-ray, audio or video file) “through a cell phone to a central server for archiving and incorporation into an electronic medical record (to facilitate longitudinal care, quality control, and data mining)”. The system is designed to also afford “a remote specialist for real-time decision support (to leverage expertise)”
I wonder how long it will take before the service changes gear to serve the rising ranks of expert patients?