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Initiative Name:
Newborn Hip Screening using Telemedicine
Initiative Status:
Implementation phase / on-going
Adaptation, replication or scaling up of a previous initiative?
No
Modality of the initiative:

Category(ies):
Health Information Systems and Technology
Keywords:
Newborn hip screening using telemedicine

Geographic Identifiers

Region(s):
South-East Asia
Countries Leading or Providing Technical Cooperation:
Germany, Switzerland,Mongolia
Countries Demanding Technical Cooperation:

Participating National Institutions, Organizations and/or Subregional Entities:
Mother & Child Hospital in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolian Ministry of Health
Participating International and Multilateral Organizations:
Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) Swiss Surgical Doctors (SST)
Initiative Start Date:
2010

Initiative Cost/Budget and Sources of Funding

Initiative Total Cost/Budget: (in US$)
approx. 200,000.00
Percentage Contributed by National Governments:
0 %
Percentage Contributed by 3rd party sources:
SDC 80 %, Klughammer 20 %

Initiative Description

Summary
The hip screening of newborns can be done with ultrasound machines. At the beginning of the project the diagnoses is made by expert doctors using telemedicine. The non-expert doctors who capture the ultrasound images upload four images, two of every hip. Within a few hours the expert doctors transmit the diagnosis and the treatment within the patient case in the telemedicine platform CampusMedicus. The technique can easily be learned by non-expert doctors. The treatment is not invasive, it does not hurt, it is cheap and later damages of the hip will be avoided. After a view months the non-expert doctors will become expert doctors and teach other doctors in their country to do diagnose hip dysplasia.

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Contact Information:

Name of Contact Person:
Anna E. Schmaus-Klughammer
Organization:
Klughammer GmbH
Address:
Ulrichsbergerstrasse 17
94469 Deggendorf
Germany
Telephone:
+49 991 991 3390
Email:
schmaus@klughammer.com
Website:
https://campusmedicus.com/more

Additional Contact Information:
Dr. Beat Kehrer, president of the Swiss Surgical Team, Switzerland, kehrer@swissonline.ch