How Do Guatemalan Midwives and Smartphones Come Together?

A scarcity of infrastructure, a lack of resources for healthcare development or non-existent window opportunities for talented developers cement low-resource regions in their state for decades. The Medical Futurist argues that disruptive digital health innovations as technology transfers through collaborations are the safest and fastest way out. These are cheap and creative solutions with low-key infrastructural needs embedded into the socio-economic background, just like the examples below. Leap instead of gradual development Technology transfer means the adaptation of best practices and technical know-how to an environment where the given technology has no roots and context. While in the original setting, the specific innovation was the result of organic development and stemmed from unique socio-economic conditions, the technology to be transferred will constitute an alien solution in the new environment. Naturally, the process has its advantages and disadvantages in the scene where the given innovation will be adopted. It does not have to go through the experimentation, trial-and-error phase which usually follows the innovation cycle. There will be a ready-to-use technology to be adapted to the local environment. That means leaving out many stages of development and jumping from a probably underdeveloped status into futuristic, high-tech scenarios. On the other hand, it will be entirely alien to the receiving socio-economic conditions, and its rejection is more likely if t...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Future of Medicine Healthcare Design Portable Diagnostics Telemedicine & Smartphones asia digital health disruptive guatemala Innovation low resource medical mobile phone nepal south america technology transfer Source Type: blogs

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CONCLUSIONS: An increased risk of negative maternal-fetal complications persists among HIV-positive women who use opioids during pregnancy. Focusing on predisposing factors and monitoring opioid dispensing may mitigate overuse or abuse in this vulnerable population. PMID: 32483639 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Southern Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Findings underscore the importance of postpartum medical visits for all women, regardless of birth interval length. Certain groups of women may need additional counseling regarding the importance of using contraceptives to prevent another closely spaced or unintended pregnancy. PMID: 32483638 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Southern Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research
This study aimed to investigate the use of the Internetby pregnant women to search for information about pregnancyand childbirth. This study was conducted in Kerman, Iran. Threehundred eighty-five pregnant women waiting for their appointmentswith obstetricians/gynecologists participated in the survey byfilling out a questionnaire. The most common searched topicswere nutrition in pregnancy (81%), fetal development (67%), andcomplications of pregnancy (49%). The most popular sources ofinformation were physicians (61%), the Internet (51%), and printedsources (41%), respectively. More than half of the participantsdid not share...
Source: Informatics for Health and Social Care - Category: Information Technology Tags: Inform Health Soc Care Source Type: research
This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between sociodemographic factors and the impact on Oral Health-Related Quality of Life (OHR-QoL) in Brazilian pregnant women users of the Unified Health System. This is a cross-sectional epidemiological study developed with pregnant women living in two regions with different sociodemographic characteristics. In total, 1,777 puerperae were interviewed. A structured and previously tested questionnaire collected sociodemographic variables, and the Oral Health Index Profile (OHIP-14) assessed the impact on the OHR-QoL. The statistical analysis was performed using the Chi-square tes...
Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
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Source: Physis: Revista de Saude Coletiva - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
This study aimed to analyze the profile of pregnant teenagers and children born to teenage mothers in the State of Paran á, Brazil, identifying the protection of the right to life and health from the perspective of Bioethics. A quantitative epidemiological study was carried out, using health dimension indicators from data from the public domain digital platform Cadê Paraná, in March and April 2016. The data were in vestigated through descriptive analysis and Bioethics for an essay reflective; 19,528 teenage mothers and 21,580 children were detected, 91.56% were between 15 and 17 years old, 58.52% were w...
Source: Physis: Revista de Saude Coletiva - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
This study aimed to analyze the profile of pregnant teenagers and children born to teenage mothers in the State of Paran á, Brazil, identifying the protection of the right to life and health from the perspective of Bioethics. A quantitative epidemiological study was carried out, using health dimension indicators from data from the public domain digital platform Cadê Paraná, in March and April 2016. The data were in vestigated through descriptive analysis and Bioethics for an essay reflective; 19,528 teenage mothers and 21,580 children were detected, 91.56% were between 15 and 17 years old, 58.52% were w...
Source: Physis: Revista de Saude Coletiva - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
This study aimed to analyze the profile of pregnant teenagers and children born to teenage mothers in the State of Paran á, Brazil, identifying the protection of the right to life and health from the perspective of Bioethics. A quantitative epidemiological study was carried out, using health dimension indicators from data from the public domain digital platform Cadê Paraná, in March and April 2016. The data were in vestigated through descriptive analysis and Bioethics for an essay reflective; 19,528 teenage mothers and 21,580 children were detected, 91.56% were between 15 and 17 years old, 58.52% were w...
Source: Physis: Revista de Saude Coletiva - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
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Source: Seizure - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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