Maximizing collaboration to achieve scale
THINKMD works through a diverse array of partners in both the public and private sectors across the globe to deliver clinical intelligence technology to anyone, anywhere. Our technology is currently used in 10 countries, creating access for individuals to be assessed for over 200 clinical risks.
THINKMD works with a diverse array of distribution partners to reach a range of end users in order to achieve scale and impact. Collaboration is key for impact.
Health Providers with ALIGHT
Linking newborn children and children under 5 in Sudan to healthcare through nurses and physicians, who are trained to use clinical intelligence technology.
Pharmacists with Goodlife Pharmacy Kenya
Linking newborn children and pregnant or new mothers to healthcare in Kenya through pharmacy stores, which offer mom and baby health assessment services on a mobile app, underpinned by clinical intelligence technology, in the mom and baby aisle.
Teachers with Healthy Learners
Linking school-aged children in Zambia to healthcare through school teachers, who are trained to use clinical intelligence technology.
Community Health workers with Save the Children Bangladesh
Linking newborn children, children under 5 as well as pregnant and new mothers in Bangladesh to healthcare through Community Health Workers, who are trained to use clinical intelligence technology.
Health Providers with Save the Children Indonesia
Linking newborn children, children under 5 as well as pregnant and new mothers in Indonesia to healthcare through physicians and nurses, who are trained to use clinical intelligence technology.
Health Providers with Save the Children Kenya
Linking newborn children, children under 5 as well as pregnant and new mothers in Kenya with healthcare through public and private nurses and pharmacists, who are trained to use clinical intelligence technology.
Caregivers and Mothers with Vodacom South Africa
Linking over 35 million mobile subscribers to healthcare in South African through a direct-to-consumer personal health platform, underpinned by clinical intelligence technology, which allows parents and caregivers to access the health of their children for key diseases and conditions, and for pregnant and new mothers to assess their own health before and after pregnancy.
Research & Tech Development Partners
Collaborating for Better Decisions, Better Data, Better Health.
Technology Development Grant
A program-related investment grant by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation allows for the development of a globally scalable standardized Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR)-based clinical Application Programming Interface (API) by THINKMD. The grant will also support data analytics and machine learning modelling for THINKMD’s clinical assessments and UX/UI components as well as field-based studies to test scaling models. This will allow for exploration of the multitude of ways that THINKMD’s clinical intelligence API can be globally distributed in all economic markets.
Pfizer Innovation Grant
The Pfizer Foundation’s Global Health Innovation Grant (GHIG) helps THINKMD to improve our clinical algorithms and data analytics to assist frontline health workers to accurately identify acute febrile illnesses (AFIs), leading to better health outcomes. THINKMD has already begun this AFI work, having improved its malaria risk assessment in two rounds of machine learning analysis. Confirmatory diagnostic tests in combination with THINKMD’s risk assessment for dengue, urinary tract infection, and other illnesses will enable THINKMD to continue to hone risk assessments associated with fever (febrile illness). Ultimately, THINKMD will create enough risk profiles using individual symptomology and confirmatory tests to improve clinical risk assessments for febrile illnesses.
THINKMD’s initial research (2013-2017) included validation of our child health assessment for children under-five. THINKMD’s clinical assessments and triage recommendations correlate 80-95% to that of a physician’s assessment.
Usability / Acceptability
Quality of Care
Adherence to WHO guidelines and national health assessment protocols directly impacts quality and consistency of health care. Use of THINKMD’s platform increases adherence to protocols. Calculation of DALYs reduce and Lives Saved are primary impact measures of improved quality of care. Findings indicate that an increase in adherence to WHO clinical guidelines by 40-60% and more than 30% sustained acquisition of WHO recommended “danger signs”.
Health System Strengthening
Primary Care Delivery Capacity
Confirmatory “truth data”, whether via rapid diagnostic test (mRDT) and/or laboratory analysis (e.g blood sample, PCR), allow for the development supervisory Machine Learning THINKMD clinical algorithms to identify disease more accurately. Data driven THINKMD’s algorithm becomes smarter.
Profiling and Disease Surveillance
Financially Sustainable Scaling
mHealth in Supporting Remote/Home Triage
The platform guides a caregiver through an assessment of their child for potential breathing, dehydration, febrile illness and feeding problems by collecting information on the child’s recent history, current symptoms, as well as physical observations. Once completed and “Saved”, the platform will then generate a health assessment summary which is then sent to the child’s primary care provider (PCP) for discussion and direction on the next steps for evaluation and care of the child.