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Comment by Mathias Conradt on May 6, 2011 at 12:29pm
Hi Ruth, what kind of database is that where your patient information is stored? And where does that system reside? On a local PC or on a secured web server?
Comment by Ruth Mwangi-Mdodo on May 6, 2011 at 11:59am
Hello all, I'm working on a mass drug administration project for rural Kenya and think that this can be a great tool for keeping up with patient information and getting feedback from clinicians and patients. I have two questions though. If the clinicians send patient data by SMS, is there a way to route that feedback directly to a patient chart/form? Is there a way for all clinicians to log into our database to pull and view/edit  patient information or would we need to download the information on each clinician's device?. Any advice for how a team would be able to share the data from different locations? I am very new to this and not very techy:). All advise is very much appreciated.
Comment by Peter Durkson on May 5, 2011 at 11:02am


Greetings from St George in Southern Utah USA!

We've set up ( under construction ) to design, develop and globally distribute mobile health and wellness apps for smartphnes and tablets like the iPad.

We're looking for reps in diverse countries to help us identify high priority health issues which we can address with our apps.


If interested, please contact me directly at


Thank you,



Comment by Peter Durkson on February 28, 2011 at 6:32pm
Is anybody working in Nepal?   I'm interested in developing some health-related mobile apps for a social gerontologist there.
Comment by Anthony Papillion on August 22, 2010 at 6:49am
Currently working on implementing patient scheduling into OpenEMR using FrontlineSMS. Easy as pie and makes my job a LOT easier!
Comment by Rev. James Barry on August 20, 2010 at 11:54am
Hi Friends - we support orphans in a remote area of western kenya - Frontline sms was recommended to me as a possible way to keep in touch with our community health worker [CHW] in kenya, and our team members there. I think this will work for us, but I am just starting to familiarize myself with how the platform works, and how others are using it in africa and asia.
Any suggestions would be appreciated as I begin what I hope will be a fruitful association with Frontline SMS.
Comment by Peter Burgess on March 17, 2010 at 11:08am
Dear Colleagues
Sorry I did not see the Nick Henwood comment until now. Has there been any substantial change since November ... countries? methods?

I am interested in using FrontlineSMS both for the general socio-economic development matters, and in health mainly for community level health indicators especially related to aids and malaria.
Comment by Nick Henwood on November 26, 2009 at 11:23am
Hi, I'm Nick Henwood, of Community Health Global Network ( Also I'm a family doctor in the UK.
We are piloting the use of frontlinesms to enable members of CHGN (mainly health workers) to contribute to our network's discussion forums by sms.

We have set up a pilot at

Community members can contribute by a local cost SMS in their own country (at present only in Nepal or UK) and their message gets directly onto the global level blog.

This happens using frontlinesms's keywords and email functions.

There will be security issues - so we are planning to build a link to our member database so only real members will be able to post...

The return loop of periodic digest of the discussion will be via clickatell - not back via the frontlinesms hub.

So - as we move the pilot forward we are looking for frontlinesms hubs in various countries which would be prepared for us to add a small number of keywords that relate to CHGN. How might I find out about generous frontlinesms owners?

Any thoughts?
Comment by Peter Burgess on November 25, 2009 at 6:25pm
Health is an important sector within any community ... so how to manage resources so that there is the best health possible from available limited resources? We are moving towards FrontlineSMS based data acquisition to inform decision makers about health matters and to provide metrics about status and performance of healthcare activities. This is part of a broader system of Community Analytics (CA). A specific focus of our initiative is the surveillance and data associated with integrated malaria management (IMM).

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