Shortages of physicians have appeared in a number of developing countries. It seems likely that these shortages could worsen in some countries over the next two decades, as a result of rising demand for, and falling supply of, physicians, unless countermeasures are taken quickly.
My project is to establish sustainable primary care clinics at the underdeveloped countries ( Physician Density per 1000 population < 0.9 ) and connect them with the hospital through mHealth.
The savings from the underdeveloped country reorganization may not be substantial enough in the developed country’s currency unless it is at a very large scale.
But I think we can make sustainable and cost-effective medical clinic through wireless technology, standardized patient categorization, triage according to acuity of symptom and task shifting from physician to nurses.
And I study reimbursement model for this clinic sharing in savings over anticipated cost like Accountable Care Organization.
This would be the sustainable role model run by its own profit to help the underdeveloped country.
I hope to have the privilege to ask for your wisdom as a innovator.