Achieving visibility into logistics data at lower levels of the health system is always a challenge for logisticians. Developed by IAPHL and JSI, the presentation “mHealth for Logistics: Solving Data Challenges through Mobile Technology” is an introduction to the ways in which mobile technology can improve your logistics programs. The purpose of this presentation is to give an overview of several of the mobile solutions available to program implementers.
We begin by presenting the least resource-intensive intervention and work our way up to the most robust mobile information systems. Categories of tools that are covered include: mobile forms for data collection; basic SMS databases for routine reporting; paying for a customizable generic platform; and working with a developer to build a new system to your specifications from scratch. The presentation also explains practical aspects of implementing mobile solutions, such as costs and human resources required, to help viewers gauge which options best meet their needs.
This presentation was given as a webinar on May 26, 2013. To view a recording of the webinar, go to https://jsi.webex.com/jsi/lsr.php?AT=pb&SP=MC&rID=71779802&rKey=057d4c3e85b68164