The purpose of this document is to present a detailed description of the Micro Health Franchise System. It will explain the purpose and features of the system, the interfaces of the system, what the system will do, the constraints under which it must operate and how the system will react to external stimuli. This document is intended for both the stakeholders and the developers of the system.
Micro Health Franchise System empowers community midwife worker in providing high quality and cost effective healthcare services to mother and child in poor communities; at their door steps. Micro Health Franchise system also provides entrepreneurial support to the community midwife workers that lead to the standardization of services, access to financial services and having support by an efficient referral network that can respond to emergencies in a proactive manner. At the core of this solution lies the Tele-health module. It is designed keeping in view the advantages of service oriented architecture and provides the Web( Electronic Medical Record), SMS (Short Text Messaging System) and data services (MMS, GPRS) to share and communicate through HL7 standards between community midwife workers and medical specialists at referral center. In poor communities majority of births occur at home and are attended by untrained traditional birth attendants. Our study reveals that the major causes of maternal deaths are hemorrhage, puerperal sepsis, toxemia of pregnancy and obstructed labor. Precious lives can be saved by curtailing the diagnosis time and proactive health services. In order to do so; post and pre natal data is gathered and sent by community midwife worker to a clinical decision support system via mobile, also viewable by a medical specialist through an EMR(electronic medical record) web interface. In case of emergency situation Global Positioning System is used, to locate the position of patient for the ambulance to reach in the remote villages where it is not easy to find a physical address.