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Save the Dates! Upcoming webinar series on MOTECH Suite

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  • Emma Schwartz
  • November 13, 2014
Save the Dates! Upcoming webinar series

We’re excited to announce an upcoming three-part webinar series on MOTECH Suite, a set of open source technologies from a consortium of partners who combined complementary software efforts to address core needs of mHealth.

Co-developed by Grameen Foundation and Dimagi, the suite provides an industry leading set of field-tested services to facilitate effective and efficient deployments. The suite’s integrated combination of tools includes mobile job aids, data collection, rule-based messaging, logistics management and technology to facilitate multi-system interoperability.

In the first webinar November 18th – “Developing Economies of Scale in mHealth” – Jonathan Jackson, CEO of Dimagi, and John Tippett, Director of Mobile Health Innovation at the Grameen Foundation, will introduce the suite and present a model for developing scalable mHealth solutions that can demonstrate economies of scale by supporting multiple use cases, reuse of applications, and integration with national health information systems. This model suggests the need for countries to develop a foundation or platform for enabling multiple, integrated mHealth projects at scale, rather than focus on scaling a single project or use case.

In the second webinar December 16th, Sherrie Simms, Director of ICT4D at World Vision International, will present a strategic overview of WV’s deployment of globally standardized, locally customizable MOTECH Suite modules across projects in 11 African and Asian countries.  These modules feature functionality for 5 broadly implemented health programming models in maternal and newborn child health and nutrition, and are integrated into WV’s overall approach for working closely with Ministries and the national health and e/mHealth ecosystem of partners to position for and move toward scale.

The series will continue in February with an exploration of lessons learned from additional large-scale MOTECH deployments that have served to inform this model, Pathfinder International and University Research Corporation’s use of the suite in Haiti to provide frontline worker support and supply chain management; and for the Ananya project in Bihar India – where the suite is leveraged for both IVR and mobile apps for frontline workers in partnership with organizations including CARE International, BBC Media Action, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Government of Bihar.

Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details. If you’re not already on our mailing list, subscribe here to receive invitations to register.

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