The app is a comprehensive platform where Allopathic, Ayurvedic and Homeopathic Doctors can all register and have access to the complete medical records of registered patients, but only with the consent of the patient.
A team of doctors has developed a mobile app that will deliver digital, integrated and paperless health services across India.
Medifree Digital is a ‘Made in India’ healthcare mobile application which aims to make the medical profession paperless by providing patients with integrated services of doctors, laboratories / diagnostic centers and chemists / pharmacists digitally. It brings together doctors, pharmacists / patients and diagnostic centers on a single platform.
The app is a comprehensive platform where Allopathic, Ayurvedic and Homeopathic Doctors can all register and have access to the complete medical records of registered patients, but only with the patient’s consent.
âIt’s a platform where each user works independently but in an integrated fashion,â says Kota-based Dr. P. Chatter, one of the founding directors. While we firmly believe that every patient should see a doctor for a physical exam at least once because human contact is essential in medical science, however, for minor ailments such as coughs and colds, an online consultation is recommended, he adds. It’s convenient for patients because it saves time and money by eliminating visits to doctors, pharmacists, and even diagnostic centers if needed.
To make operation transparent, the Medifree Digital app offers videos showing the benefits of enrollment for practitioners, patients, labs and pharmacists even before enrollment. A healthy person can also register on the app and keep their medical file, as the app provides 12MB of free space for this purpose. The app can be downloaded from Google Playstore and an iOS version will also be available soon.
Registered patients will receive prescriptions via app-to-app message, email and SMS, while unregistered patients will receive them via email and SMS. For added privacy, Medifree uses Amazon Web Server (AWS), but Medifree’s services are free to all patients, although healthcare providers will continue to collect their fees / charges as before.
It is a contactless system for various services, thus eliminating the risk of various communicable diseases such as coronavirus, swine flu and even secondary infections acquired in hospital.
âThe facility has enormous global potential and can be a boon for medical tourism and can become a global mobile health system,â said New Delhi-based Co-Director Dr Poonam Bazaz. Working on a paperless healthcare mobile app at Medifree Digital Mobile App is more convenient than in the US where it’s based on computers, she adds.
Doctors will write the prescription on the mobile, which is simpler and clearer. They only need to write once, which is always saved automatically in their main database. Patients do not need to travel to subways or major cities for a second opinion as they can use a paid mobile consultation call service and the doctor can view their medical records on the mobile phone itself. . Diagnostic centers and pharmacies can offer additional services to those who come through the app.
India has over 12 lakh of allopathy, 2.5 lakh dental and 9 lakh of AYUSH registered doctors who treat more than 1.5 crore of patients per day. This also includes the services of 1.5 lakh pathology laboratories and diagnostic centers and 8 lakh registered chemists.
The United States of America has one of the most advanced computerized paperless healthcare ecosystems in the world, with digital data on the health of every citizen. The Americas spend 18% of their GDP on health services while India, with four times the population, spends only about 2% on the same.