How can technology empower frontline health practitioners to serve as the virtual eyes, ears and hands of medical specialists? That’s where Ting Shih’s software, ClickMedix, enters the picture. It affordably expands access to healthcare by enabling health organizations around the world to use mobile phones to connect with medical specialists. ClickMedix allows users to securely send symptoms data and images to facilitate a diagnosis. According to Shih, most people have a phone before they even have electricity. So why not use mobile phones to deliver health care?
Since its inception in 2012, Toyota has cultivated the Toyota Mothers of Invention program by not only awarding more than $1 million to these women-led companies with Driving Solutions grants, but also facilitating networking opportunities, building relevant connections, and providing access to intellectual capital to help their organizations go places. These women, who are leading the charge to work on issues like homelessness, education, food, water, energy, and more, come from all over the world, and are using innovation to create lasting and sustainable impact.
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