The Medic Mobile Toolkit
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Medic Mobile was created for people delivering care in hard-to-reach areas. The toolkit supports multiple languages and works with or without connectivity. Our tools run on basic phones, smartphones, tablets, and computers, supporting people doing critical work in communities, health facilities, and management offices. We're committed to developing open-source software, sharing learnings, and lowering barriers to adoption, scale, and reach for these tools.
Tools for the most basic devices
Our tools for familiar, basic phones work in communities with intermittent connectivity, leverage the most ubiquitous mobile infrastructure, and harness SMS as a communication and data channel. We pioneered the use of parallel SIM cards for healthcare in 2011, enabling any basic phone to run applications for health workers.
SMS and SIM apps on basic phones
Text messages enable timely reminders and real-time communication between families, CHWs, and health facilities, strengthening the connection between last-mile communities and health facilities. SIM apps can load a menu with custom forms onto any phone with a normal SIM card.
Medic Collect for Android
Medic Collect is an Android app that extends Open Data Kit (ODK), an open-source tool. The app can be easily configured and deployed to users, and includes forms with skip logic, location data, in-app data validation, and multimedia support. Health workers or managers can submit data by mobile internet, wifi, or SMS as a backup.
The Medic Mobile App
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Our mobile app was designed for a new wave of health workers and integrated health systems. It supports multiple user types, including community health workers, traveling nurses or skilled birth attendants, field managers on supervisory visits, and other people who deliver care and support.
Health workers easily access and manage the families and people they serve from the People tab. Profiles display important information, status and conditions, upcoming tasks, and history.
Guidance for actions
Health workers provide an array of services for people in their communities. The app guides them through different actions, such screening for danger signs during a pregnancy visit or assessing, diagnosing, and treating a sick child. Actions can be enabled based on information about the health worker or person under care. Guided workflows can include images, decision support logic, and results with next steps.
Integrated task list
Tasks guide health workers through their days and weeks. Each auto-generated task prompts a preconfigured workflow, ensuring that the right actions are taken for the people at the right time.
Visibility into progress and challenges
Health workers can easily view their goals and progress for the month, even while offline.
Web app for nurses and facility staff
The Medic Mobile web app was designed for last-mile facilities and management offices. It can be hosted locally or in the cloud, and runs as a responsive web app on desktops, laptops, tablets, or smartphones.
People-centered for longitudinal, coordinated care
Nurses can view and take actions for people, working together with community health workers. The Medic Mobile app runs on smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktops.
Messaging with community-based contacts
Nurses can use the Messages tab to send and receive text messages with contacts in the health system, including facility staff, community health workers, and household contacts.
List of highest-priority actions
Tasks help nurses focus on important actions.
Quick view of health system performance
A simple dashboard shows the health facility staff how the end-to-end health system is performing.
Web app and analytics for managers
The combination of the Medic Mobile web app and analytics helps managers provide targeted support for health workers and systems.
Data-driven performance management
Managers can easily monitor indicators for a specific health worker or groups of CHWs and compare performance against previous months and high-performing peers. They can also see progress for the current month against goals scaled to the current day.
Easy access to the system's data
On the Reports tab, managers can search, filter, and review submitted forms.
View of activity in the health system
Regional, national, and global managers can monitor trends for activity and submission rates.
A new level of visibility for impact metrics
Regional, national, and global managers can monitor trends for interim impact metrics and key impact metrics.