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PatientView Beta plugin released by FrontlineSMS:Medic

Hello FrontlineSMS Community!Yesterday, the FrontlineSMS:Medic team released a beta version of a new plugin, PatientView, with a number of features:- Patient records and profiles, updated by SMS,…Continue

Tags: health, plugin, patientview, frontlinesms:medic

Started Jun 23, 2010

New feature: FrontlineSMS user groups
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We've just launched FrontlineSMS Groups to create forums for specific fields: Health, Agriculture, Education, Election Monitoring, Economic Development, Human Rights, Media, and Conservation.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Janet G Nov 25, 2009. launches to fuel mHealth initiatives

FrontlineSMS:Medic today launched and Hope Phones, a nationwide mobile phone collection campaign supporting mHealth programs at medical…Continue

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Started May 19, 2009


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At 9:46am on August 23, 2010, Rev. James Barry said…
Thanks Josh for the link - I just reviewed the video for 'patient view' - I believe we can use this program to build simple record of the medical history of the kids we are supporting in Kisii.

Thanks so much - this has the potential of helping us a great deal.
At 4:11pm on August 10, 2010, Sarah Cha said…
Hey Josh, not sure where you are located, but would be happy to meet with you some time if you'd like to hear about our project. Our main office is near Dupont Circle, but I am spending a lot of time at our other site right now in South DC past Anacostia. Feel free to shoot me an email at and we can arrange something. Thanks!
At 7:56am on March 31, 2010, Dodo said…

i have to make the interaction openmrs to frontline sms
if have any idea about this plz send that to me
my email id is
i will be thank full to you
Dodo Khan Seelro
At 5:50pm on March 04, 2010, Richard Hamerton-Stove gave Josh Nesbit a gift
Thanks for the tip on downloading your video from Vimeo. I was in India last week with Oasis and they are psyched about using FrontlineSMS. Cheers Richard
At 8:34pm on November 25, 2009, Bijaya Satapathy said…
Congratulation Josh,

Now you have diversified from one to many.Great work.It will be better if you can create an awareness module among NGO community here.What do you say??
At 9:57am on November 25, 2009, Janet G said…
HiJosh thanks for the groups. I was wondering if we could add one that is about accountability: access to information and/or government policies and budget/policy monitoring. This is the area I hope to employ FrontlineSMS in some day...
At 6:39am on September 25, 2009, John Chibuye said…
My name John Chibuye and please help were you are good in community.
At 5:22pm on January 22, 2009, MULENGA MULENGA said…
I am really impressed with your work with the people in rural Malawi.

At 9:40am on July 9, 2008, Aluta said…
Thanks for the ideas. I will certainly let you know of the development. I think my starting point will be developing the proposal.

How far are you from Zomba, I have friends in Malawi working at the university of Malawi. Do you speak Chichewa?
At 9:21pm on July 8, 2008, Peter Burgess said…
Dear Josh
My first note to you was in response to the Project Summary which made reference to August 9th. I know Malawi a bit from 20 years ago, and am very much aware how valuable your work can be. I am also aware that when things break they may well stay that way because there is not enough local experience to fix things.
As I understand it your SMS dataflows are timely and free form and help CHWs enormously by getting relevant support ... and example of community informing "upwards" to get the right intervention.
But are there data that could flow up that would inform those of us who are not in Malawi about the cost and value of what you are doing month after month after month ... showing how valuable a program that engages CHWs is relative to a typical donor funded study of the some new health policy initiative to be recommended for 2015!
I have some ideas about how FronlineSMS could be used to be the dataflow tool for malaria surveillance and intervention (integrated malaria management) ... but want all sorts of fund flows to be initiated about issues that impact communities ... market prices for example ... incidents of violence ... etc
Some of this is on the Tr-Ac-Net website ... some is in various stages of being written up! Bottom line ... I am trying to figure out how to be the (virtual remote) CFO of a community and get resources used in the best possible way ... and being a former cost accountant I like the salary level of volunteer CHWs and their productivity when they are trained appropriately and given critical support!

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