Our program model started with discussions with end-providers: physicians, nurses/midwives, administrators, remote healthcare workers, etc. The outcome of our discussions set the boundaries for the pilot project. Our technology team set forth guidelines for the application and platform (data warehouse). The application would collect patient records and store data in the Cloud. All the patient complaints, physical examination, required laboratory exams, diagnosis, and medication are guided by preprogrammed protocols, which can be easily recognized and synchronized by the system.
For the verification of the system, we reached a technical cooperation agreement with the District Government of Kulon Progo, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, for a pilot project.District Health Office (DHO) appoints medical teams (general practitioners, nurses and midwives) from Puskesmas (Sub-District Health Centers) and District Hospital, to support the Pilot Project. All the involved medical staffs received sufficient training in using the system for medical services in the remote areas. In addition, some administrators are responsible for the coordination of the real-time referral requests from Sub-Puskesms to Puskesmas to District Hospitals.