Salon A-D Dec 09, 2019 Appy Hour
Digital Health for Clients | Digital Health for Healthcare Providers | Digital Health for Health Systems Managers | Digital Health Hardware | Cutting-edge Technologies | Lessons From Other Sectors | Data Use Strategies, People and Processes | Human Resource Capacity Building for Sustainable Digital Health Systems | Private Sector Engagement | Sustainable Financing for Digital Health | Health Information Systems Architecture 17:45 - 19:00

A smart first aid solution equipping the general public with life-saving skills
17:30 - 19:00
We will point out that the lack of bystander first aid and Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training (Institute of Medicine reports that only 3% of Americans receive formal CPR training annually), coupled with the growing number of deaths from preventable events (49% of deaths in the US are from preventable events -things like falls, car crashes, drowning, fires, etc.) , creates a perfect storm, particularly in resource constrained environments where according to the African Federation for Emergency Medicine, 83% of the help provided in a medical emergency, does not involve first aid care and 92% of victims requiring assistance in a medical emergency arrive at the hospital without any medical intervention. We will highlight the growing evidence in support for ultra-brief bystander training (e.g., an Institute of Medicine report showing a 60 second basic CPR training with demonstrated improved responsiveness, a poster first aid training providing similar competence (compared to traditional certification) and how use of a mobile CPR training with feedback mechanisms improves CPR chest compression performance) We will introduce an innovative smart first aid solution and demonstrate how the solution uses a mobile phone to deliver life saving first aid and CPR training. We will highlight the solution's voice-enabled first aid/CPR trainings, the easy-to-follow illustrative instructions, the built in timers and menotrome to help with delivery of first aid/CPR. We will point out how the solution can be used to track first aid/CPR training and certification dates and alert users of upcoming expiration dates. We will showcase, the solution's SOS feature that allows for automated alerts to go out to designated emergency contacts. We will demonstrate the solution's offline capabilities that enable usage without internet connectivity as well as the ease-of access to first responders.
Appropriate Labs: Better Diagnostics through Open Source Hardware
17:30 - 19:00
In developing countries, access to appropriate laboratory equipment is a major constraint to effective surveillance of infectious disease and antibiotic resistance. Even when equipment is available, it is often not appropriate to the local context – too easily broken, intolerant of the local electric grid, not locally serviceable, etc. But emerging tools and approaches in the design and implementation of hardware create the possibility of a new paradigm in diagnostic tools: open source lab equipment created for users in diverse contexts using human centered design. In this session, Rob Ryan-Silva from the DAI Maker Lab will demonstrate how open source laboratory hardware can shift long-standing assumptions about who can do sophisticated laboratory work, and where. He will introduce some of the existing open source designs for equipment and discuss how those designs can be integrated into real-world programming. This session is paired with a TED-style talk where Rob will give a broader overview and introduce the concept.
askNivi @ Appy Hour
17:30 - 19:00
Our AI-powered conversational interface provides users with personalized and culturally appropriate SRH information, contraceptive screenings, and referrals to service providers near them. During Appy Hour we'll invite participants to engage with askNivi's Kenya and India versions (normally geofenced to avoid confusion in the discovery process). Everyone will learn more about how we help men and women connect with the information that is most relevant and actionable based on their context through popular channels including Facebook Messenger, SMS, and WhatsApp. We've reached 150,000+ users in Kenya (as of June 2019) and are launching in India (July 2019). Twelve percent of users referred to a clinic have report taking up contraceptives and our partner dashboards allow public and private sector organizations to better understand and serve people through actionable data. In this presentation, I will tell the stories of two typical Nivi users -- one from Kenya and one from India.
BackpackEMR: Secure Offline Networking and Storage
17:30 - 19:00
BackpackEMR has a completely offline network that can link devices within multiple clinic stations to facilitate data flow during a mobile clinic without the internet or electricity. This makes BackpackEMR ideal for mobile clinics, medical camps, or very rural permanent clinics. We utilize secure protocols to ensure data encryption during clinics, along with encryption during backups to the cloud server. Protocol 46 has partnered with BackpackEMR to fully audit our cyber security. This includes not only our technology stack and implementation, but also our operational procedures, data policies, and data accessibility. Our session will include a set of BackpackEMR tablets in a mock-clinic, interconnected w/o the internet or a local server. Participants can enter in fake patients and walk through a process flow, all while offline. We will also highlight areas of our security practices in our real-time set up, and will have Protocol 46 members available for questions about our security and basic security best practices.
CliniPAK: Infrastructure in an Instant
17:30 - 19:00
VecnaCares builds and deploys the CliniPAK, a solar-powered, rugged server and power management system for ultra-low resource environments. The CliniPAK creates a digital connection for a specified area, enabling users to connect and implement data collection devices on a local access network without the need for internet, Wi-Fi or a cell network. Users have access to real-time data, even in offline areas. This enables the care team to access patient records wirelessly on multiple devices, in multiple locations at once. Data collected on connected devices is saved automatically to the CliniPAK, never on the device itself. This reduces the risk of data loss due to device theft or damage. The CliniPAK operates on 110/240 AC power, solar power, and car battery, while efficiently prioritizing power in that order. Devices can be charged through the CliniPAK's fast-charging USB ports.
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Johns Hopkins University
Program Director
Program Manager
Maternity Foundation
Program Manager
Chief Revenue Officer
Indiana University School of Medicine
Associate Research Professor of Pediatrics
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Management Sciences for Health
Senior Technical Advisor, Digital Health


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