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Talk:Creating a Patient-Doctor Monitoring System for Asha Devices

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Hamishwillee - Why not just swap phone numbers?

Hi Arun

Thanks for competing.

I question the use case as stated - the user might as well just swap numbers with the doctor and SMS each other. Thats not a big deal though - if you swap "doctor" for health service and add some automation then it makes more sense.

What value do you see this offering "as an article" showing content that users can "reuse" over Nokia notifications on the Asha software platform?

The article itself needs a good subedit but is basically well structured and contains sensible looking code. Thanks!



hamishwillee (talk) 07:49, 16 December 2013 (EET)

Hamishwillee - Subedited/Reviewed

Hi Arun

I've subedited/reviewed for English and wiki style. Please check whether you are OK with the changes.

I still don't think as this is it is really a "monitoring system". It is more like a pager implemented with the Nokia Notifications API. Of course you could add more functionality to add monitoring - a heart rate monitor that automatically notifies if there is a problem, and of course this could be a good way to safely share medication information etc. As an article this is not terrible, but it suffers by comparison to Nokia notifications on the Asha software platform which covers the same ground and is better than I could write.

In terms of "room for improvement" I suggest perhaps a diagram showing the architecture. Also maybe a rename "Creating a Patient-Doctor messaging system for Asha Devices"

Thanks very much for this. It is a worthy entry for a very tough competition.



hamishwillee (talk) 12:54, 16 December 2013 (EET)

Arunkam -


Thank you for your comments.Yes it may seem it like a pager at first, but this is the foundation of a potentially huge system and does much more than that.

1.) This is not exactly a pager for one major reason.No contact information is shared.Yet this system allows both of them to communicate with one another.This gives greater privacy.When the patient leaves the hospital, he or she will not able to contact them . 2.) Sending an SMS is costlier when compared to the limited data cost of this method 3.) When the patient is about to have a serious problem, like if he senses that he is going to get a heart attack, it is lot easier for him to click on a button which says call the doctor rather than type and send an sms. 4.) Although it is possible that the patient does have the contact number of the doctor, he may not have the number of the nurse,cleaning workers etc..This system can easily be extended to give that feature. 5.) As you say, the system can be easily coupled with the heart rate monitor.Hence whenever the heart rate goes down, this system can alert the doctor.The doctor will exactly know which patient has the problem, and his history even before reaching the room of the patient. 6.) The database has other details as well like his medication history etc..This can be used by the doctor to know more about his patient at anytime.

This system is built on top of the notifications system and hence I wouldn't say that it covers the same ground.The other article explains completely on how to use the notifications system for one MIDlet.My article focuses on the server side where the notification IDs are stored and retrieved in a manner such that the patient and doctor can quickly communicate with one another.

Hope I was clear enough regarding my intention behind this article

Thanks a lot once again



arunkam (talk) 14:55, 16 December 2013 (EET)