What impact have you had?
Our organization is in the initial stages and comprises of 24 members who have come together for this common purpose. All the members are volunteers and have expertise in international development, application programming, medical practitioners and business executives. As a group we have not achieved any impact as we have just formally been organized, however, individually we have accomplished many achievements in the development of Health Care around the world such as implementing Pharmaceutical supply chain mechanisms for forign health ministries.
The action plan to make this project a success is to develop strategic partnerships with the Ministry of Health in our pilot country, private and public health professional support, negotiated partnerships with local Telecommunication companies and direct project purchasing control. These are all business essential steps in ensuring that the end products will be viable and deploy-able. We will ensure this is documented and turned into procedural steps so that efforts can be replicated to new locations as others buy in to this technique. A solution like this can become cost effective is a short time and provide local jobs such as deployment specialists, IT professionals, epidemiologists, contract specialists and communications.
The result we expect is to deliver mobile electronic patient tools to help record and identify patient data and compile the regional data into usable data to help deliver supplies, service or pharmaceuticals to places with greatest need and calculated impact.
What will it take for your project to be successful over the next three years? Please address each year separately, if possible.
1st Year we need to develop partnerships with foreign health agencies and solicit funding that will allow us to travel to the locations, learn the local processes for health care and talk about ways to enhance health delivery. Develop the Information Warehouse, Develop the client application and Mobil Client, Procure mobile devices and deliver the health system
2nd Year Develop Key Health Indicators with foreign agency, develop health models connected to live warehouse data and Develop Training modules to allow local staff to maintain this system. The product will also be extended to include new locations and strategies on replication of efforts so we can scale out to include other countries and health organizations.
3rd Year We will develop a Certification procedure for our product and formalize a campaign promoting this product as a tested solution that can be customized and replicated.
What would prevent your project from being a success?
Working on a product and solution as detailed and complex as this one has many potential pitfalls such as funding, country buy-in. This project must rely on innovation and contingency planning to avoid major hurtles that can impact the project.