The winning team for the 2014 Hult Prize challenge was NanoHealth from Indian School of Business.
Here is an overview of their winning solution:
NanoHealth developed an idea to create a network of health workers and equip them with "Dox-in-Box," a diagnostic tool which can take vitals and risk-profile patients for diabetes and hypertension.
“What you need to diagnosis a problem or disease, we have tried to bring that into a device which we call the ‘Dox-in-Box,’” said Manish Ranjan, NanoHealth CEO. “This device is portable, put it in a backpack and its the idea to bring health care or the doctor to their doorstep.”
After a doctor within the NanoHealth network confirms a disease in a patient, the “Dox-in-Box” can provide monitoring services. By adding doctors and pharmacies to its network, NanoHealth hopes that its program can become a “one-step shop” when dealing with chronic disease management.
“This has been tried in hundreds of thousands of patients across the world where the idea is if you do a persistent messaging environment around the patient, prescription compliance improves from 15 percent to 85 percent,” said Ashish Bondia, NanoHealth chief medical officer.
“We are talking about saving lives, more than a million premature deaths can be prevented if we are able to implement this solution across the globe,” he added.