HelpMeSee Develops New Reach Smartphone App
By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 12:30 PM
NEW YORK—HelpMeSee has introduced its new Reach Smartphone App. HelpMeSee, a non-profit organization that helps restore sight to people in developing countries suffering from cataract blindness, has developed and successfully tested a mobile app to dramatically expedite and improve this process. The app combines GIS & GPS technologies and will be a key tool for reaching patients in remote rural areas who otherwise would not have access to care.
Based on the Android mobile platform, the HelpMeSee app and mHealth system empowers community workers to identify patients suffering from cataract blindness and upload key details to a cloud-based system. The system dramatically shortens the time required for workers on the ground to identify cases and allows them to cover larger populations in a much shorter time frame.
The HelpMeSee app allows locally trained community health workers to locate patients, ensure optimal positions of MSICS providers, build community awareness, schedule, screen and select patients and surgical services, as well as facilitate post-surgical followup.