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THINKmd's field-tests in Ecuador show MEDSINC’s value in a variety of clinical and school settings
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THINKmd's field-tests in Ecuador show MEDSINC’s value in a variety of clinical and school settings
 
You are receiving this because you expressed interest in MEDSINC, THINKmd’s product, which transforms a mobile device into a self-training, frontline, pediatric, point-of-care clinical-severity system that determines how sick a child is, gathers health data, and generates therapeutic recommendations.
 
THINKmd teams with Universidad de San Francisco, Quito and Ministry of Health Staff to field-test MEDSINC in Ecuador
 
Three members of the THINKmd team, CEO, Barry Finette, Field Testing Coordinator, Meg McLaughlin, and COO, Nick Donowitz, traveled to Ecuador to test the MEDSINC platform in the greater Quito area and in the Orellana province located within the Amazon Rainforest. With local partners from the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) and the Ecuadorian Ministry of Health, the team performed product testing at six clinics, three hospitals, and two schools. The results of in-country testing of the MEDSINC platform continue to be positive.
 
Meg McLaughlin commented, “We received enthusiastic feedback from community health workers, nurses, clinicians, parents, and teachers following their use of MEDSINC. After very brief training sessions (less than 30 minutes), all participants were able to use MEDSINC to assess pediatric patients with little or no additional assistance.” Meg went on to describe that all user participants responded during debriefing that MEDSINC was easy to learn and use and that both user participants and parents felt that MEDSINC would help them know whether a child was sick and how sick. “All participants felt MEDSINC would help them bring better attention and care to sick children,” Meg said.
 
“The positive responses by users and families is very exciting and continues to indicate that we are developing a simple to use mHealth platform that is meeting the needs of families and local health leaders,” Barry Finette said. “Results from the tests we conducted continue to be excellent with correlations between the participant’s assessments and physicians running from 80 to 96% for the four areas of clinical severity assessment.”
 
The THINKmd team couldn’t have conducted these tests without the collaborative partnership of Dr. Michelle Grunauer, Dean of USFQ Medical School, Dr. Enrique Teran, Director of Research at USFQ Medical School, Dr. Marisol Bahamonde of Hospital Metropolitan in Quito, and Dr. Michael Alba Perez, Director of the Coca Hospital and also Ministry of Health director for the Coca region.
 
THINKmd staff will speak at VITL Healthcare Summit
 
THINKmd’s CEO, Barry Finette, and Strategic Advisor, John Rosenblum, have been invited to speak in the Mobile Health Innovation Showcase session during the Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL) Healthcare Summit, taking place in Burlington, Vermont on September 30th. This session will be part of the Health IT Innovators and Game Changers track.
 
Thank you for your continued interest in THINKmd and MEDSINC.
 
All the best from Barry and the THINKmd team.
THINKmd is a Benefit corporation whose mission is to develop solutions that globally expand healthcare capacity and delivery to those with the greatest humanitarian need.
MEDSINC transforms a mobile device into a self-training, frontline, pediatric, point-of-care clinical-severity system that determines how sick a child is, gathers health data, and generates therapeutic recommendations.

THINKmd in the News

June 11th, 2015 article on MEDSINC in the Txchnologist.
Is That a Pediatrician in Your Pocket?

June 22nd, 2015 article on MEDSINC in Business Insider, India.
MEDSINC: The future of infant healthcare in developing countries
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