WHEELS Healthcare Council presents HEART Model as
Healthcare Easy Access for Rural community via Telemedicine
The mission towards Technology-Driven Cost-Effective Healthcare Delivery in the Rural and Underserved Areas to improve access to Healthcare particularly started in India and a vision to expand Globally. Project HEART meets WHEELS Principles to Provide Livelihood which Creates employment and livelihood for service providers and Sustainability by generating operating costs and a small revenue for expansion. The Healthcare Challenge aims for affordable health care to India's Billion-Plus People presents enormous challenges particularly in rural places. These challenges are further exacerbated by poverty, lack of education, inadequate infrastructure in the field of water supply, road transportation, and limited access to preventive health services, diagnostic facilities, clinics, hospitals, pharmacies, and sanitation.
Members of The Healthcare Advisory Council
|Smita Siddhanti||Healthcare Entrepreneurship|
|Indrajit Chatterjee||Karnataka State Program|
|Kannan Moudgalya||Healthcare Awareness & Education|
|Rajesh Tripathi||Government Policies & Regulations|
|Dr. Kavita Kapur||Performance & impact Measurements|
|Dr. Rajkumar Tripathi||Scaling Maharashtra State Program|
|Dr. Bindu Kansupada||MD, MBA, FACC|
|Dr. Manish Kohli||Healthcare, Specialization & Medical Devices|
|Dr. Chaitanya Buch||MD|
|Buddhadev Pandya||UK Publications|
|Dr. Varsha Vaidya||Public Health and Sanitation|
|Dr. Bala||RDT Project|
|Andrey N. Gidaspov||RDT, Executive Dire Vicente Ferrer Foundation USA|
|Reyna Bhandari||SmartCareDoc initiative|
|Mrs. Gauri Kumar||-|
Health Council’s Modus Operandi
◼ Wheels will collaborate with a local organization/NGO that will be responsible for carrying out the project at the local site.
◼ Create a strategy and establish a short and long-term plan executed by collaborating NGOs.
◼ We will monitor and measure outcomes and impacts as per the established performance matrix.
All projects will be implemented in phases as follows:
➢ Phase 1: Initially a pilot project for 3 to 6 months will be conducted at no more than six (6) sites to evaluate the feasibility (Only after successful completion, phase 2 will be initiated.)
➢ Phase 2: Expansion from 6 to 30 and up to 100 sites based on the results of phase 1. This must be self-sustained by generating revenue to support all the activities.
➢ Phase 3: Large-scale expansion by promoting public-private partnership and advocacy roles with state and central governments as the opportunities arise.
HEART: A Financially Self-Sustaining and Self-Funded Growth Model
Initial Startup Cost per site (~$1000), Donated by WHEELS:
--> Equipment Supplied as listed per site with a population of 3000 to 5000.
--> Resident of the local community is selected and trained as TeleMedicine Operator (TMO).
--> Installation and On-Site Training of one male and one female TMOs per site.
Some Donated Equipment include Digital Gadgets such as:
|▪ 2 Smartphones (Redmi 9A)||▪ Jio SIMS for Internet connectivity|
|▪ Portable Printer (Canon LBP 6030w)||▪ Bluetooth Infrared Thermometer (Omron)|
|▪ Bluetooth Digital BP Monitor (Omron)||▪ Bluetooth Pulse Oximeter (Omron)|
|▪ Accucheck (Glucometer and 50strips, lancets, alcohol swabs)||▪ Stature meter & Bluetooth Weighing scale (Apollo)|
Operational Cost $2 per visit Fee paid by Patient. It covers 3 Variable Cost Components:
- Technology/Consumables, Support & Maintenance: $0.5 per Visit.
- TeleMedicine Operator (TMO) Fee: $0.5 per Visit.
- Doctors Fee GP/Specialist: $1 per Visit
✓ Patient Fee reduced by any one or more components amount covered by the organization/Government/Charities
❖ Net Saving for the Patient: Average cost Travel + Out of Town Stay + Loss of Wages
1. RDT Foundation
|Six Villages in Ananthpur District, Andhra Pradesh|
|Lakhimpur, Uttar Pradesh|
3. Healthcare SEVAK Program
4. Smart Village Project Under SEVAK
In collaboration with The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) and Project SEVAK to pull our joint resources and complementary skills for the challenges facing India healthcare system today.
5. Six Villages Sites Project being Evaluated
Project Implementation Steps | TeleMedicine Operator (TMO) and Doctor Training
Sample Triage Report
Diabetes, Heart, Anemia…
Low Risk: Annual Check || Medium Risk: Half Yearly Check || High Risk: Quarterly check
Operations and Quality Monitoring
- Automated Reminder System
- Operator initiated reminder
- Checks in the System to find missing details
- Compliance with Regulations
- Administrative Reports
- Quality Analysis, Matrix to Measure Outcomes and Impact
Quality Monitoring Helps to mitigate Risks and Liabilities
- Related to Doctor/Patient Behaviour
- Time Sensitivity
Social Enterprise for Human Upliftment
- Access to Healthcare
- Screening and Early Diagnosis
- Vitals: BP, BMI
- General Health Parameters
- Existing Medical Conditions
- Disease Management
- Maternal & Child Health
- Socioeconomic Parameters