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mhealth - hype or help?

mhealth - hype or help?

Josh Nesbit, FrontlineSMS: Medic

CORE Group Spring Meeting, April 30, 2010

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  • - mhealth - hype or help?
  • going mobile Photo courtesy of kiwanja.net
  • Source: ITU World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Database
  • Ask potential users...
  • St. Gabriel’s Hospital 250,000 people 100 miles 2 doctors
  • Ask potential users...
  • FrontlineSMS + healthcare
  • Text message training
  • Information Patient care Logistics
  • Information - Patient follow-up - HIV/TB adherence records and status reports - New symptoms Pilot 1400 patient updates 400 ART adherence updates $3,000 of fuel and 2100 hours saved
  • Patient care - Remote requests for care - Drug information auto-replies - Point of care support Pilot 130 remote patients in 5 months Enrolled 100 new patients in TB program
  • Logistics - Drug and supply stockouts - Support group coordination - Training and meeting organization - CHW-CHW communication - IGA reports
  • hype or help?
  • hype or help?
  • Describe needs Map out existing infrastructure and assets Choose a technology (SMS, GPRS, voice, IVR, radio) Choose a tool Design, implement, evaluate
  • We can make the technology do what’s needed. Push us and we’ll innovate together.
  • FrontlineForms
  • PatientView
  • PatientView
  • Mobile Payments
  • Remote diagnostics via MMS Aydogan Ozcan, UCLA Photographs courtesy of Dr. Ozcan’s laboratory, UCLA and Science
  • Thank You Josh Nesbit, Executive Director Email: josh@medic.frontlinesms.com http://medic.frontlinesms.com Twitter: @joshnesbit and @SMSmedic mobile: +1 540 454 2941