openClinic's main aim is to act as an interface between
Doctor and Patient(especially in developing countries), provide better medical
guidance, for non-life threatening
diseases, from authorized doctors and during the process eliminating unauthorized
self-proclaimed doctors and solving the problem of high “Doctor patient ratio”
by using available resources.
Separate logins for Doctors and Patients.
Doctors need to provide:
Proof of authenticity of their medical
background(for example in India every practicing doctor needs to be registered
with ‘Medical council of India’ and are provided with a ‘Registration Number’,
We will use that for verification).
A self-introduction video.
List of days on which they will available to
provide medical guidance and No of patients they can handle on per day basis(
so that they can plan out their schedule and their regular practice will not
A time period within which they will provide
feedback to patients.
List of languages they are fluent in.
We will keep track of doctors location using Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet2’s GPS functionality( can also use HTML5 geo
location functionality as a backup option)
Once patient logs in, he/she
needs to mention symptoms. Based on symptoms and patients geolocation, app will
generate list of doctors who are practicing within a radius of 10km( so that if
needed patient can visit doctor).
A patient needs to choose a
doctor based on his availability.
Using camera or recording
features of Lenovo tab Patient can also upload self video or audio describing
Patients can upload pictures
or videos of their retina, tongue etc which will doctor in providing better
As soon as patient subscribes
to a particular doctor, respective doctor will be alerted on his tab through
Similarly once doctor provides feedback respective patient will be alerted on his tab through our app.
We will encourage doctors to
provide their services for free as a part of social service by letting them to
access our services for free and highlighting such doctors.
But doctors who want to
charge are also welcome but we will suggest them to keep their charges to minimum
as target of our application are people from villages and small towns.
Our app mainly focuses on villages and small towns of
developing countries or middle class people who need medical guidance at
In future this app can also be used by local governments and
WHO to provide better medical services to masses. With the availability of digital
stethoscope, otoscope, blood pressure monitor etc (source http://www.smartphonephysical.org),
which can be attached to a windows 8 tab or phone, proper reading of patients
medical condition can be taken; which will then be uploaded to our app and will
help doctors in providing better and more accurate medical guidance. Local centers
can be opened by government or WHO in villages or localities within cities not
having proper medical facilities where such devices will be kept.