Project Everest

Health

Health Consulting - Malawi

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Artificial intelligence and big data driven platform to deliver expert health decisions to sub-Saharan Africa.
Vision: Expert health advice in Africa's pocket

PROBLEM
Every day, the people of Malawi’s rural communities have to make health decisions with profound ramifications on themselves and their families. When seeing a clinician means walking for three hours but not seeing one could mean death, having no medical expertise is disempowering and stressful, and as often as not the wrong decision is made.

Similarly, decision makers passionately working to improve their people’s health are making the best decisions they can, but are left frustrated and saddened by needing to do it in the dark, without the information those in the developed world have such easy access to.

 

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Project Summary

The July Health team had two primary focuses; completing a patient journey map and conducting utility testing with clinicians and Health Surveillance Assistants (HSAs). The full outline can be found in the attached document. The first goal was broken down into two elements. Firstly, a journey map of a patient’s movement through the health care system was designed based off existing knowledge of the healthcare space and the challenges which exist within it; gaps in knowledge were identified...

Isabella Strapp
by Isabella Strapp
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Isabella Strapp
Experiment Results

Reference to Experiment Post:  Experiment post: https://projecteverest.crowdicity.com/post/2154210  Phase 2 of the clinician utility testing experiment was conducted with the objective of affirming the existence and understanding the problem that “Clinics in Malawi are overburdened, under-resourced and rely on a patient data system that is inefficient and under resourced,” in a group setting, whilst testing what value a digitised and streamlined patient data process brings will bring...

by Isabella Strapp
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Isabella Strapp
Proposed Experiment

Content  Lean Phase : Solution / Utility Testing Assumption:   A USSD/tech solution can provide value to and be used by clinicians in streamlining data and patient processes.  Clinicians see high utility in a service which will reduce clinic congestion Clinicians see high utility in a service which will optimise patient consultation times.  Clinicians see high utility in a service which will enable efficient data transfer within healthcare system.  Purpose:  To...

by Isabella Strapp
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Isabella Strapp
Experiment Results

Reference to Experiment Post: https://projecteverest.crowdicity.com/post/2106920   This experiment was conducted to identify whether clinicians value engaging with a tech based solution that streamlines patient data through the healthcare system.  As a component of the utility testing phase, the aim of this experiment was 2 fold:  Firstly, the experiment aimed to validate the assumptions that clinicians see high utility in addressing clinic overcrowding, long patient waiting...

by Isabella Strapp
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