by droberts on 28 May 2012
In the last few weeks we’ve added a number of reports that we’d like you all to know about.
Raw Forms, Errors & Duplicates: Lets you view all of the submissions to your domain, even if those submissions weren’t successfully processed, were duplicates, or were forms we hide from the submission log (like user registrations and device reports). If something funny is going on with submissions, or you want to inspect data at a more fine grained level, this is one place to look for clues.
Errors & Warnings Summary: Use this report to determine who is having trouble submitting or processing data with CommCare. It gives an overview of the total number of errors, warnings, and forms submitted per user over a selected timeframe. Clicking on the username gives you a detailed report of all the errors and warnings. If you then click on each error or warning label, you can view a report displaying the previous 100 device logs leading up to that error or warning. This should hopefully serve as a very useful troubleshooting tool.
Device Log Report: Now you can easily view all the device logs, by type and by logged in username, submitted over a selected period of time. Like the Errors & Warnings Summary, this report serves as a more general troubleshooting tool when errors and warnings are not the only logs you are looking for.
Revamped Active Case Report: We’ve had this one for a while, but people found the old version confusing, so we’ve changed the format a bit to be more helpful. This report gives you an idea of how well your CHWs are doing individually at following up with their cases, and lets you see when a particular CHW has cases she/he hasn’t visited in a long time.
In addition to reports, we now have a new section called Manage Data that gives you ways to make appropriate changes to the data online. In order to see this section, you must have the permission to “Edit Data”. Please welcome our first member of this group, Reassign Cases.Reassign Cases: You can now reassign open cases to a new owner. This is useful for when a particular CHW is no longer around and his or her cases need to be followed up by either a new or existing CHW. This report is filtered by the last modified date of each case, mobile workers, and groups.
The CommCare HQ Team
by droberts on 20 May 2012
About a month ago, we made a mistake. When adding a feature that let you limit certain web users’ access to data, we made the decision that by default, no one other than Admin users should be able to see reports. After doing so, we got a number of complaints, saying, for example, that the whole point of a Read Only users or a Field Implementer is for them to see reports. This may have been affecting some of you negatively, if for example, you have someone out in the field who is a Read Only user and who was supposed to be checking up on your reports from time to time. This issue is now fixed, and no further action is required—except that you might want to check in with people you think should have been seeing reports and see if this problem affected them.
Relatedly, we’re happy to announce a new feature that will make web user permission management easier and more flexible. Every person has a role (previously Admin, App Editor, Field Implementer, and Read Only), and each role comes with specific permissions: Edit Mobile Workers, Edit Web Users, Edit Data, Edit Apps, and View Reports. You can now choose which permissions to give which web users through these configurable roles. To get started visit your project on www.commcarehq.org
and select the Settings & Users at the top of the page.
If there’s anything we can do to help ameliorate a problem you experienced resulting from our previous oversight, please do let me know, and we hope you enjoy the new feature!
by namland on 6 May 2012
Dimagi CEO Jonathan Jackson spoke on a panel for a Global Health Seminar Series on “Improving Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in Resource-Limited Settings” at Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Global Health. His talk focused on the need to build systems that assumed continuous innovation and collaboration.
by namland on 4 May 2012
Dimagi was announced as a Commended Company in the Technology for Health category by GBCHealth in the 2012 Business Action on Health Awards in recognition for the CommCare ASHA program.
Each year, the GBCHealth Business Action on Health Awards highlight outstanding company achievements and help set the agenda for the future of the fight to defeat the greatest health threats of our time.The awards recognize the best corporate programs developed to address global health needs.
Awards will be presented to the winning companies during GBCHealth’s annual conference on May 14th and 15th at the Roosevelt Hotel, New York City. The full list of winners is available on the GBCHealth Awards’ website.
The full press release is available here. Case Study from GBCHealth on Dimagi available here.
by namland on 3 May 2012
CommCare received the inaugural 2012 Translational Grant from the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Global Health. This grant titled “CommCare: Improving Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health with a Phonebased Tool for Community Health Workers” is led by Scott Lee, MPA, MPhil, an MD-PhD Candidate at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Business School, and Neal Lesh, PhD, MPH, Chief Strategy Officer at Dimagi, Inc.
In collaboration with implementation partners Dimagi, Inc. (USA), Catholic Relief Service (India) and Ugunja Community Resource Center (Kenya), the recipients were awarded $100,000 to further their research to improve the lives of mothers and children in resource-limited settings. Content experts in business, public health, and engineering selected CommCare among a pool of highly competitive proposals that had collaborations with over twenty different institutions.
The full press release is available here.