ClickMedix has developed various software solutions that can remove healthcare access barriers. Their programs aim to reduce healthcare costs, incorporate telemedicine, and increase the number of patients healthcare professionals can see.
As the population grows, ensuring access to adequate healthcare in many developing countries is challenging. The main barriers people face are the travel to see a healthcare professional, the cost of healthcare, and that many countries simply don’t have the doctors or nurses they need.
ClickMedix was created by MIT faculty and students to address the healthcare crisis. They set out to create scalable solutions that could remove barriers to healthcare access for over a billion people worldwide. They have created a variety of software programs that can be combined for a custom solution depending on the specific needs of that healthcare clinic or the geographic area.
Using technology, they make the most of each healthcare worker’s time with self-assessment tools for patients, telemedicine, and chronic disease management tools. These include protocols for diabetes, heart disease and mental health. The expected outcome is that physicians can consult with four to ten times more patients. The increased efficiency greatly reduces both cost and wait times for the patient.
ClickMedix can also provide distance training for healthcare professionals and digital tools to help clinics run smoother such as billing, e-prescriptions, and easy integration with electronic medical record systems. Point-of-care diagnostics can be directly linked, such as digital stethoscopes, and patient portals with smartphone apps make follow-ups faster and safer.
Many developing countries are unable to contribute more resources to solve healthcare inaccessibility issues. However, companies like ClickMedix and iKure are working to fill in the gaps with technological innovations. That way, everyone from people in busy big cities to small rural villages can access healthcare for a better quality of life.