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Emergency Healthcare and Public Health - Prevention

Focussing on preventative care and prevention of debilitating diseases by having citizens make a concerted effort to take care of their physical and mental health. Promotional programs for the elderly, at-risk youth, children, single mothers, pregnant women, the poor, drug addicts, alcohol addicts, obese people, cancer and aids victims, which could be done through television in a very step-by-step simplified manner, and reinforced in a positive and easy way. Assuring that people do not end up isolated and by themselves by encouraging community organizations to create therapy groups run by volunteers who are qualified, as well as alternatives for the elderly.

I have an idea for the elderly to have telephones with large screens whereby information could be dispatched to them without them using a computer, in other words, from a preventative health provider using text data to a phone system with a large touch sensitive screen and that could be stored let us say at a maximum of 1000 pages of data and then backed up. They started having a system like this in France back in 1990 when I visited Paris I saw it and thought it was very interesting, but it was more for the general public with all kinds of information about the city in question. My idea's a little different. -Proposed by: June R Massoud, Computer Engineer

Submitted by in Jun 2012

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  1. June, your idea is similar to several telemedicine programs that are under development. The entire concept is very promising.
    in Jun 2012
  2. Excellent idea!! Also, another idea, if there is no power, then what? No computers could be used. Systems down, people in a jam. Wish there were a way people could keep up with their medical histories. Wait, there is...kevinbryantbooks.com. Let me know what you think..Thanks.
    in Jun 2012
  3. kevdbry correctlty exposes the shortcoming of overlapping technology applications.However,NIMS requirements are to make communications systems conform to COMMON OPERATING PICTURE,INTEROPERABILITY, RELIABILITY,SCALABILITY,AND PORTABILITY, RESILIENCY AND REDUNDANCY.Agencies must be operable,meaning they must have sufficient wireless communications to meet their everyday internal and emergency communication requirements. Communications interoperability is the ability of public safety agencies (police, fire, EMS) and service agencies (public works, transportation, hospitals, etc.) to talk within and across agencies and jurisdictions via radio and associated communications systems, exchanging voice, data and/or video with one another on demand, in real time, when needed, and when authorized.Volunteer emergency communications operators/groups, using Amateur Radio, have been providing backup communications to public safety for over 100 years. They are used by event planners, public safety officials, and emergency managers at all levels of government. Often, Amateur Radio services have been used reliably when other forms of communications have failed or have been disrupted. Today nearly all states/territories have incorporated some level of participation by Amateur Radio auxiliary communication operators into their SCIPs.
    in Jun 2013
  4. Few things to consider. I would consider expanding the role of programs like Meals on Wheels that already have scheduled visits to at-risk populations. "Gee whiz" technology solutions will never be funded for these populations. Low-tech awareness training may be a viable technique for Meals on Wheels delivery personnel. Some basic awareness as to psychological well-being, etc. In the alternative, most jurisdictions rely on the present Code 3 ALS response to a cardiac arrest of and at-risk patient. It all comes down to $$$.
    in Jul 2013

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