HiPTT works through an integrated system that supports the flow of information between patient, doctor and medical laboratories, for the better management of diabetes in pregnancy. The app
will automatically provide interpreted test results and reports to registered patients. Healthcare providers will be notified of any abnormal results and can review and provide real-time feedback
to pregnant women. Medical labs will be able to easily provide electronic reports, enabling doctors to conveniently review a patient’s medical results via mobile device or desktop computer. These features will significantly improve the detection of diabetes earlier in pregnancy, and facilitate timely medical interventions, that can save the lives of mothers and their babies.
The HiPTT Team consists of lecturers from The UWI St. Augustine’s Department of Clinical Medical Sciences and the Faculty of Engineering, members of DERPI, and the Caribbean Industrial Research Institute’s Centre for Enterprise Development (CARIRI CED), with support from Microsoft. The Health in Pregnancy project is a DERPI initiative with support from the National Gas Company (NGC), an i2i Grant from the Trinidad & Tobago’s Ministry of Planning and Sustainable Development, the Rotary Club of St. Augustine, Community Chest and 2001 Carpet World, with technical support from Microsoft and CARIRI.