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Dimagi Research and Partner Research on Dimagi Technology

Mitchell M., Hedt-Gauthier B., Msellemu D., Nkaka M., & Lesh N. Using electronic technology to improve clinical care – results from a before-after cluster trial to evaluate assessment and classification of sick children according to the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) protocol in Tanzania. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013, 13:95. [Website]

Odeny TA, Bailey RC, Bukusi EA, Simoni JM, Tapia KA, et al. (2012) Text Messaging to Improve Attendance at Post-Operative Clinic Visits after Adult Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention: A Randomized Controlled Trial. PLoS ONE 7(9): e43832. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0043832 [Website]

Siedner M.J., Lankowski A., Musinga D., Jackson J., Muzoora C., Hunt P.W., Martin J.N., Bangsberg D.R., & Haberer J.E. (2012). Optimizing network connectivity for mobile health technologies in sub-Saharan Africa. PLoS ONE 7(9): e45643. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0045643. [Website]

Mitchell M., Hedt B.L., Eshun-Wilson I., Fraser H, John MA, Menezes C, Grobusch MP, Jackson J, Taljaard J, & Lesh N. (2012, March) Electronic decision protocols for ART patient triaging to expand access to HIV treatment in South Africa: a cross sectional study for development and validation. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 81(3):166-72. [Website]

Hardy H., Kumar V., Doros G., Farmer E., Drainoni M., Rybin D., Myung D.Jackson J., Backman E., Stanic A., & Skolnik P.R. (2011, March). AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 25(3): 153-161. doi:10.1089/apc.2010.0006. [Website]

Mitchell M., Lesh N., Cranmer H., Haivas I., & Wolf K. (2009). Improving care–improving access: the use of electronic decision support with AIDS patients in South Africa. International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management, 10. [PDF]

Virk P., Khan S., & Kumar V (2009). India HIT Case Study. Pacific Health Summit. [PDF]

Seebregts C.J., Mamlin B.W., Biondich P.G., Fraser H.S., Wolfe B.A., Jazayeri D., Allen C., Miranda J., Baker E., Musinguzi N., Kayiwa D., Fourie C., Lesh N., Kanter A., Yiannoutsos C.T., & Bailey C. (2009, January). The OpenMRS implementers network. International Journal of Medical Informatics. [Website]

Klungsoyr J., Wakholi P., MacLeod B., Escudero-Pascual A., Lesh N. (2008). OpenROSA, JavaROSA, GloballyMobile: collaborations around open standards for mobile applications. M4D Mobile Communication Technology for Development, 45-48. [PDF]

Allen C., Jazayeri D., Miranda J., Biondich P.G., Mamlin B.W., Wolfe B.A., Seebregts C., Lesh N., Tierney W.M., & Fraser H.S. (2007). Experience in implementing the OpenMRS medical record system to support HIV treatment in Rwanda. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 129 (Part 1), 382-6. [Website]

Allen C., Manyika P., Jazayeri D., Rich M., Lesh N.,Fraser H. (2006). Rapid deployment of electronic medical records for ARV rollout in rural Rwanda. AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings, 840. [Website]

Vikram S.K., Wentzell K.J., Mikkelsen T., Pentland A., Laffel L.M. (2004). The DAILY (Daily Automated Intensive Log for Youth) Trial: A wireless, portable system to improve adherence and glycemic control in youth with diabetes. Diabetes Technology Therapeutics, 6 (4): 445-453. [Website]

Anantraman V., Mikkelsen T., Khilnani R., Kumar V. S., Machiraju R., Pentland A., & Ohno-Machado L. (2002, December). Handheld computers for rural healthcare: Experiences from research concept to global operations. Proceedings of Development by Design Conference, Bangalore, India, 1–10. [PDF]

Research on Dimagi’s CommCare Platform

For a complete review of all publications about CommCare and comparable, alternative systems, please see our CommCare Evidence Base. 

McNabb, M., Chukwu, E., Ojo, O., Shekhar, N., Salami, H., Jega, F. Assessments of the quality of antenatal care services provided by health workers using a mobile phone decision support application in northern Nigeria: a pre/post-intervention study. Pathfinder International. 2014. [Website]

Nisha Mohamed, Neal Lesh, Fiorenzo Conte and Leah Findlater. Using ICT4CHW to Influence Decision Makers, M4D 2014. [PDF]

Mohini Bhavsar, Kara Grijalva. From Paper to Mobile: Design Considerations for Field Level Worker Programs, M4D 2014.  [PDF]

Surka, Sam et al., Evaluating the use of mobile phone technology to enhance cardiovascular disease screening by community health workers, International Journal of Medical Informatics, 2014. [Website]

Ariel Schwartz, Mohini Bhavsar, Edward Cutrell, Jonathan Donner, Melissa Densmore (2013): Balancing burden and benefit: non-prescribed use of employer-issued mobile devices. Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, 2013. DOI: 10.1145/2517899.2517911. [Website]

Amy S. Baranoski, Elizabeth Meuser, Helene Hardy, Elizabeth F. Closson, Matthew J. Mimiaga, Steven A. Safren, Pushwaz Virk, Rowena Luk, Paul R. Skolnik & Vikram S. Kumar (2013): Patient and provider perspectives on cellular phone-based technology to improve HIV treatment adherence, AIDS Care: Psychological and Socio-medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV, DOI:10.1080/09540121.2013.802282 [Website]

Chaiyachati KH, Loveday M, Lorenz S, Lesh N, Larkan L-M, et al. (2013) A Pilot Study of an mHealth Application for Healthcare Workers: Poor Uptake Despite High Reported Acceptability at a Rural South African Community-Based MDR-TB Treatment Program. PLoS ONE 8(5): e64662.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0064662. [Website]

Palazuelos D., Diallo A., Palazuelos L., Carlile N., Payne J., & Franke M. (2013). User Perception of an mHealth Medicine Dosing Tool for Community Health Workers. JMIR MHealth and UHealth. 1(1):e2. [PDF]

Treatman D., & Lesh N. (2012). Strengthening Community Health Systems with Localized Multimedia. Mobile for Development. [Website]

Chittamuru, D. (2012). CommCare: Evaluation of a mobile application for maternal health. International Association of Media and Communications Research, 2012 Conference: South-North Conversations. Durban, South Africa. [PDF]

Treatman D., Bhavsar M., Kumar V., & Lesh N. (2012). Mobile phones for community health workers of Bihar empower adolescent girls. WHO South-East Asia Journal of Public Health, 1(2), 224-226. [PDF]

Medhi I., Jain M., Tewari A., Bhavsar M., Matheke-Fischer M., & Cutrell E. (2012). Combating rural child malnutrition through inexpensive mobile phones. Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. [PDF]

Birnbaum B.E., DeRenzi B., Flaxman A.D., & Lesh N. (2012). Automated quality control for mobile data collection. ACM DEV, 1-1.[PDF]

DeRenzi B., Findlater L., Borriello G., Jackson J., Payne J., Birnbaum B., Parikh T., & Lesh N. (2012). Improving community health worker performance through automated SMS. The Fifth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, 25-34. [Website]

DeRenzi B., Sims C., Jackson J., Borriello G., & Lesh N. (2011). A framework for case-based community health information systems. Global Humanitarian Conference. [Website]

Schuttner L., Zijdel W., Manda H., Shearer K., Siyingwa R., Theis M., Mwaba L., Zue C., Musatwe D., Roos D., Mwansa N., Mwalukanga M., Nyakubaya L., Stringer J.S.A., Chi B.H., & Chintu N. (2011, July). Use of mobile phone-guided community outreach for integrated primary health care and HIV services in Zambia. Poster TUPE444, Sixth IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention, Rome, Italy. [Website]

DeRenzi B., Borriello G., Jackson J., Kumar V.S., Parikh T.S., Virk P., & Lesh N. (2011, May). Mobile phone tools for field-based health care workers in low-income countries. The Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine, 78(3), 406-418. [Website]

Braa J., Kanter A.S., Lesh N., Crichton R., Jolliffe B., Saebø J., Kossi E., & Seebregts C.J., (2010). Comprehensive yet scalable health information systems for low resource settings: a collaborative effort in Sierra Leone. AMIA Annu Symp Proc, 2010: 372-376. [PDF]

Mangilma J., DeRenzi B., Lyons J., Mrema B., Ollis S., Schaefer W., Sims C., & Lesh N. (2010, November). CommCare: a phone-based tool for home based care in Tanzania. Second International Conference on Mobiles for Development, Kampala, Uganda.

Routen T., Silas L.F., Mitchell M., Van Esch J., Lesh N., Lyons J., & Badiani R. (2010, March). Using mobile technology to support family planning counseling in the community – case study. Third International Conference on ICT for Africa, Cameroon. [PDF]

Mhila G., DeRenzi B., Mushi C., Wakabi T., Steele M., Roos D., Jackson J., Dhadialla P., Sims C., & Lesh N. (2009, April). Using mobile applications for community-based social support for chronic patients. HELINA. [PDF]

Bogan M., van Esch J., Mhila G., DeRenzi B., Lesh N., & Mitchell M. (2009, April). Improving standards of care with mobile applications in Tanzania. W3C Workshop in Africa to Explore the Role of Mobile Technologies for Development, Maputo, Mozambique. [PDF]

DeRenzi B., Lesh N., Parikh T.S., Sims C., Maokola W., Chemba M., Hamisi Y., Schellenberg D., & Borriello G. (2008, April). E-IMCI: improving pediatric health care in low-income countries. ACM Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (CHI). [PDF]