Save A Child Global Paediatric Network combines paediatric expertise with digital technology to create a mobile case management and referral platform (app based interface)to help save the lives of sick and injured children in besieged or remote areas across the globe.
The Save A Child app is designed for areas with poor infrastructure and uses technology that is optimised for use in resource-constrained contexts to create a scalable, cost-effective and accessible solution.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, virtual care is among the best solutions for mitigating the spread of disease. The Save A Child mobile app can facilitate public health mitigation strategies by providing a safer option for healthcare staff and patients, reducing potential infectious exposures by connecting medical staff to the resources they require in order to save children's lives.
The software can also contribute to data collection by providing a comprehensive tool for documenting outbreaks and other health hazards.
Data compliance and mitigation of liability concerns are key focus areas and Save A Child has consulted with Legal experts in regard to digital child safety. Part of the legal indemnification process for using the app includes data protection regulation and observation / implementation of procedures as well as safeguarding for vulnerable children.
Our platform is app-based which makes the adoption of our solution by local medics and healthcare workers much faster with virtually no training required to use it. The app is intuitive and available to download for all devices. Our inherently global solution makes us scalable, yet agile without heavy administrative processes or training programmes. We can efficiently deliver expert paediatric support for medical staff with immediate effect - both of which are critical for saving children’s lives.
Doctors can refer a case in multiple languages and correspond with the first available specialist to receive treatment advice to better diagnose and/or care for their patient.
"It could not be more timely as the greatest problem we have during the pandemic is trying to move people around."
Michelle Niescierenko MD MPH
Division of Emergency Medicine Director, Global Health Program Boston Children's Hospital
To create a referral, field clinicians can upload patient information including photos and videos and classify the case according to the patient's needs, i.e. traumatic injury, dermatology, neurology, orthopaedics, nephrology etc. Save A Child is notified and then scans the database of Paediatric Specialists, identifies the most relevant experts and invites them to assist in the case by sending a notification via the app to their mobile phone, iPad or computer. The specialist can then choose whether to accept the case and spend a few minutes examining the information before communicating directly with the field clinician to advise on diagnosis and/or treatment.
The Save A Child app is available free of charge to an international network of medical organisations, NGO’s, hospitals, mobile clinics and education groups in order to deliver a cost-effective, high-impact programme for the improvement of child health on a global scale.
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