Yaseen Khan MD, Laureate global Fellow

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Yaseen Khan  MD, Laureate global Fellow

 

Yaseen Khan, MD

 Year Selected 2014

South Africa

Social Impact Area(s)

Health

SELECTED FOR: The Open Medicine Project South Africa
COUNTRY: Republic of South Africa
A doctor who’s worked in the pressured emergency rooms of South African hospitals, Yaseen seeks to dramatically improve health care through the innovative use of mobile technology. In 2012, he co-founded The Open Medicine Project, South Africa (TOMPSA) to create open-access mobile applications that connect health workers with clinical information and the tools needed to support care decisions. As a result, paramedics, doctors, nurses, and students in South Africa can now access critical health information via their mobile phones, making patient diagnosis and treatment more efficient and effective. For example, TOMPSA’s Emergency Medicine application provides emergency room workers with guidelines for care and tools to enhance decision-making. Similarly, its Mobile Triage Solution equips healthcare workers with a handheld means of prioritizing patients and their needs.
Yaseen Khan, co-founder of The Open Medicine Project, was awarded Mobile Premiere’s Big Impact Award for his work in developing the Mobile Triage app to help hospitals treat patients more efficiently.

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