mhealth - hype or help?

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mhealth - hype or help?

Josh Nesbit, FrontlineSMS: Medic

CORE Group Spring Meeting, April 30, 2010

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mhealth - hype or help?

  1. 1. - mhealth - hype or help?
  2. 2. going mobile Photo courtesy of kiwanja.net
  3. 3. Source: ITU World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Database
  4. 4. Ask potential users...
  5. 5. St. Gabriel’s Hospital 250,000 people 100 miles 2 doctors
  6. 6. Ask potential users...
  7. 7. FrontlineSMS + healthcare
  8. 8. Text message training
  9. 9. Information Patient care Logistics
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. Logistics - Drug and supply stockouts - Support group coordination - Training and meeting organization - CHW-CHW communication - IGA reports
  13. 13. hype or help?
  14. 14. hype or help?
  15. 15. Describe needs Map out existing infrastructure and assets Choose a technology (SMS, GPRS, voice, IVR, radio) Choose a tool Design, implement, evaluate
  16. 16. We can make the technology do what’s needed. Push us and we’ll innovate together.
  17. 17. FrontlineForms
  18. 18. PatientView
  19. 19. PatientView
  20. 20. Mobile Payments
  21. 21. Remote diagnostics via MMS Aydogan Ozcan, UCLA Photographs courtesy of Dr. Ozcan’s laboratory, UCLA and Science
  22. 22. Thank You Josh Nesbit, Executive Director Email: josh@medic.frontlinesms.com http://medic.frontlinesms.com Twitter: @joshnesbit and @SMSmedic mobile: +1 540 454 2941

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