Doctor2Home is a project done by Chanaka Rupasinghe, Isuru Kariywasam, Thumeera Ruwansiri and Asanka Amarasinghe to develop a mobile healthcare network which enables remote patient monitoring, distance consulting and web based diagnosis using a centralized database.
                   After the success of initial research we have planned to implement the project in two phases, web-mobile project and hardware project. Web mobile project is the software part of the project and can be implemented alone. It is low cost and practical solution to Sri Lanka.  If you cannot see the following image, click on it to see a larger image.


Remote patient monitoring

       Since number of heart and diabetes patients are increasing and the
average age of the population is becoming higher, a technique for continuous
patient monitoring is vital to maintain a good life expectancy. But this cannot be
done at hospitals as limited resources are available. Therefore ‘Doctor to home’
is the best solution as all patients can be monitored whilst they are at home

Capability to be used in rural areas

        The proposed system will also address the problems of patients in rural
areas. With the low cost equipment and mobile or internet facilities, they can
remotely consult specialists in national or teaching hospitals. If access from
home is not available central location such as community centers can be
equipped with these facilities.

A doctor can treat many patients in various places

       Today doctors have patients in many places such as Government
hospitals, private hospitals, dispensaries and channeling centers. Using ‘Doctor
to home’ they can monitor all of them simultaneously.

Treatment by chronological comparison

       Often patients take medicine from many doctors. Sometimes they change
their doctor due to change of the residence. Therefore the new doctor has to
study the patient from the beginning. But if the patient uses ‘Doctor to home’
his/her previous records are stored in the database. Any doctor can access them
and study their patients.

In a natural disaster

       In a natural disaster such as flooding, storm or landslide, travelling
becomes difficult. Since number of doctors is less, they have to travel
everywhere. Therefore treatment is delayed. But ‘Doctor to home’ can be used to
overcome these deficiencies.

In Welfare Centers

        ‘Doctor to Home’ network will be very useful in IDP camps. It can be used
to monitor the health of the people remotely. Therefore health conditions of the
IDP s will be improved whilst saving resources.