Innovative and Pragmatic eHealth Solutions at Work: Mekong Region
Innovative andPragmatic eHealthSolutions at Work: Mekong Region Dr. Chun Cheng Southeast Asia Senior Regional Project Manager, InSTEDD May 20, 2011
InSTEDD’s mission is to improveglobal health, safety and sustainable development through: Building Capacity within communities to foster a local culture of innovation Creating Collaboration Technologies for social good Collaborating with End Users through a bottom up design and development process Ensuring Usefulness and Impact through research and evaluation
Who: Created from Larry Brilliant’sTED Prize and funded by Google.org,Rockefeller Foundation and othersWhat: A network of internationalpublic health experts, scientists, andsoftware engineers focused onimproving health, safety and sustainabledevelopmentWhen: Founded in 2006 Where: Based in Silicon Valley, CA,USA but working in Asia, Africa, theAmericas and Europe
Why: Long term positiveimpact requires communitiesto continually develop theirown solutionsHow: We design and useopen source technology toolsto help partners enhancecollaboration, shareknowledge and improveinformation ﬂow so partnerscan better deliver criticalservices in their communities.
Social Responsibility: We believe we have a responsibility touse all our skills, knowledge andexperience to make a positive impacton global health and safety. Collaboration: We shape our programs andtechnologies to support and enhancelocal and global collaboration aimed atachieving meaningful social impact. Agility: We work in incremental and adaptivesteps, side by side with our stakeholdersand beneﬁciaries, to jointly designprograms and technologies that havemeasurable impact.
OUR APPROACH: Understand the Context Develop Appropriate Tech Build Local Capacity Serve the Real Need
Southeast AsiaInSTEDD iLabs act as enabling environments for technology transfer and collaboration between software developers, governments, NGOs, universities, private sector companies, local communities and experts from a variety of disciplines.
Welcome to the iLab Southeast Asia: Early Detection Response from Grassroots Level
GeoChat is a collaboration tool that allows anyone to chat, report, and get alerts on their cell phone.
GeoChat: KEY FEATURES BENEFITS ! Realtime Chats ! Reports of structured and unstructured data ! Alerts on the go ! Works on any phone with low signal ! See your team on a map ! Message can be sent/received over email, SMS, twitter, GTalk and more ! Works even without internet ! Cheap, fast and easy!
GeoChat: WHO IS USING IT? Ministry of Health, Cambodia: The Cambodian Ministry ofHealth uses GeoChat to simplify report diseases, send staff alerts andrapidly escalate response to potential outbreaks. Community Health Workers, Mukdahan, Thailand:Mukdahan uses GeoChat in the whole province to connect over 600community health workers with each other and their managers toaccelerate outbreak response and spread useful information to villages. Department of Mental Health and Hygiene, New York: TheDepartment of Mental Health and Hygiene in New York built their ownapplication on GeoChat in a project with students to track alcoholadvertisements near schools. Inveneo Real Time Ground Support, Haiti: Inveneo usedGeoChat during their earthquake relief efforts in Haiti to coordinateﬁeld teams setting up wireless services and provide remote supportfrom the USA.
Reporting Wheel: KEY FEATURES BENEFITS • Simple and accurate data reporting forcommunity workers • Simpliﬁes data reporting for those withliteracy challenges • Code based reporting work with SMSor IVR (Interactive Voice Respond) • Cheap, fast and easy!
Resource Mapping helps people track theirwork, resources and results geographically ina collaborative environment accessible from anywhere.
Resource Mapping: KEY FEATURES BENEFITS • Visualize your inventory/resource of each site on the map • Real time update informationfrom the ﬁeld via SMS • Query your inventory/resourcevia SMS • Public or Private group view ofavailable resources on map. • Help to design and build whatyou need
Resource Mapping: WHO IS USING IT? ! Children immunizationprogram in China – Myanmarborder • Tracking malaria medicine stockfrom Health Facility in Cambodia • Mapping malaria patient testinformation and tracking RDT andART stock from rural village inLaos
Verboice is a stack of applications, services, libraries and APIs that give users and developers differentalternatives to build powerful Interactive Voice Response solutions.
Verboice: KEY FEATURES BENEFITS • Stack of applications, services,libraries APIs • Users and developers havealternatives to build powerfulInteractive Voice Responsesolutions • Works for low to no literacylevels • Customizable ! Cheap, fast and easy!
At InSTEDD, we envision a world where communitieseverywhere design and use technology to continuously improve their health, safety and development.
“What we do at InSTEDD is look at the context and the real mo8va8ons of people and try to give them tools that they can shape.” Eduardo Jezierski, Chief Technology Oﬃcer, InSTEDD