Introduction to the GIEP Mobile Maternal Child Health Project

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Information about Introduction to the GIEP Mobile Maternal Child Health Project

Published on September 6, 2015

Author: JacquelineWolf


1. mMCH: mobile Maternal Child Health The Cali-Cuttas Anjuli Dasika, Nick Reid, Jackie Wolf, Joyo University of Michigan Global Information Engagement Program 2015

2. Our Team Jackie Wolf User Experience Designer Nick Reid Health Communication Developer Anjuli Dasika Health Behavior Specialist

3. Public Health Challenges ● Maternal and child mortality are persistent problems ● Especially poor health metrics in rural areas ● Exacerbated by: ● Minimal access to health services ● Inadequate data collection---especially for MCH

4. ICT Challenges ● Barriers between rural areas and health services is physical and technological ● Real-time data collection and transfer is nonexistent ● Low internet connectivity in rural areas ● Issues with technological capacity ● Purpose of our project: ● Improving communication across health spheres ● Gathering timely, high-quality MCH (and general community) health data

5. Research on Related Work Mobile Kunji Medic Mobile

6. ● Health organization running multiple clinics in West Bengal ● Created WHIMS to coordinate care

7. iKure Information Flow ● Supports delivering care to rural communities ● Creates real time health information system

8. iKure Strategy Goal: Better allocate health resources Data Analytics

9. iKure Strategy Clinical Decision Support Goal: Use data to improve patient care

10. Partner Expectations ● Support Data Collection with WHIMS ● Use the technology they support for their CHWs ● Android Tablet App ● Research Maternal-Child Health ● Socio-Technical Capacity ● Understand Community Assets

11. Goals and Objectives ● Improving MCH ● Timely communication across iKure’s sectors ● Technology models that can be used in a variety of rural Indian settings What we wish to answer: ● Can technology solve problems of low health care access and inefficient data collection?

12. Process Expert Interviews Design Probes User Interviews Agile Development Usability Tests Documentation Training

13. Pilot #1 Scope ● Foster informal information sharing ● Save information for reuse ● Create geography independent communication channel Stack Overflow for CHWs

14. Pilot #1 Assumptions ● Minimal power dynamic between CHW and MD allows for questions to be asked ● CHWs will be able to vocalize questions ● IVR and SMS-based applications are sustainable and accessible options

15. Pilot #2 Scope Where’s my Health Camp? Allow community members to “pull” information about next or nearest spot clinic

16. Pilot #2 Assumptions ● Word of mouth insufficient means of communication ● Push SMS will not work because SIM cards are changed too often ● iKure needs more structure when planning spot clinics

17. What We Want to Learn ● How can we tailor a program for a community’s health literacy level? ● How can we support trusted relationships in a community? ● How do we find the value that our work provides to the community? ● How do we define the value that communities have for access to health resources?

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