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FrontlineSMS:Medic Presentation

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FrontlineSMS:Medic Presentation

  1. 1. FrontlineSMS:Medic Pilot at St. Gabriel’s Hospital
  2. 2. Namitete, Malawi
  3. 3. St. Gabriel’s Hospital - 1/4 million people - 100 miles in each direction - 2 doctors - 400+ CHWs
  4. 4. FrontlineSMS + Healthcare
  5. 5. Recycled cell $10/handset phones
  6. 6. Labels ID #s
  7. 7. CHW Training
  8. 8. Now... • Requests for remote patient care • Tracking patients and doing follow-ups via SMS • Auto-replies with correct drug dosage/ usage info • HIV + TB drug adherence records • Patient status records • Coordinate and mobilize
  9. 9. Medical response • 130 patients in 5 months • 500 hrs saved • 520 patient updates • $1,000 in fuel saved
  10. 10. 400 ART adherence updates 900 hours of travel time saved
  11. 11. 700 hours of follow-up time saved $2,000 in motorbike fuel saved 100 new patients enrolled in TB treatment program
  12. 12. CHW in village with cell phone to FrontlineSMS at hospital to Gmail to iPhone at Stanford
  13. 13. Translate Chichewa to English, and code every SMS...
  14. 14. Symptoms within incoming text messages
  15. 15. Things we had to figure out, on the ground: 1. Getting communication credit to the CHWs 2. Charging the phones
  16. 16. “34_Units”
  17. 17. Moving forward...
  18. 18. WHO estimates 4.4 million health worker shortage
  19. 19. FrontlineForms
  20. 20. Remote diagnostics Dr. Ozcan, UCLA Photographs courtesy of Dr. Ozcan’s laboratory, UCLA and Science
  21. 21. Thank You Josh Nesbit, Executive Director Email: josh@medic.frontlinesms.com http://medic.frontlinesms.com Twitter: @joshnesbit and @SMSmedic (US mobile) 540.454.2941

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