Vital for "Mobile Technology"

ICTs in Maternal and Child Health Poised for Scale-Up in Uttar Pradesh, India

The health sector in India is rapidly harnessing the power of technologies to streamline and enhance the quality of its maternal and child health services.

Mobile Apps to Support Community Health Workers: Adapting Trusted Content to New Mediums

Hesperian Health Guides staff describe how they adapted print-based health information sources to use on mobile technology.

mHealth Pilots Show Promise, on the Verge of Something Bigger

A mHealth report from Advanced Development for Africa offers recommendations for taking mHealth programs to scale based on nine case studies.

Distracted Doctoring: A Conversation with Dr. Papadakos

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a blog response to a New York Times article on doctors distracted from their jobs by mobile technology.

Accommodating—and Creatively Embracing—Technology

Last week, the New York Times published “As Doctors Use More Devices, Potential for Distraction Grows,” which offers a critical look at the place of mobile technology and computers in the hospital.

Mobile Phones Stopping Fraud and Abuse in Health Care in Uganda

The Uganda Capacity Program has launched an SMS service to enable patients to verify that a clinic/medical professional is registered and licensed.

Small Fixes in Maternal Health

The New York Times has recently published a series on “Small Fixes: Low-cost innovations that can save thousands of lives.”

Crowdsourcing: The New Buzz in Productivity and Quality

CapacityPlus is developing a crowdsourcing application and exploring pilot sites in several countries. This will allow the general public with any mobile telephone—with simple SMS texting capability—to report on the presence or absence of health workers, patient waiting times, or other selected quality or productivity indicators at any given clinic at any point in time.

mHealth Africa Summit—the Personal Emerging

Health workers in Ghana, Malawi, and other countries are using their phones to photograph physical symptoms. This is just one mHealth example.

mHealth: the Possibilities of the Personal

mHealth programs have to focus on what the consumer or health worker wants as well as what the public health system needs.