The ICT4D Corner
The intersection of technology
and social good.
How to Use Mobile Tools to Improve Nutrition Around the World
Dimagi’s efforts to support nutrition programs around the world are wide-ranging, with CommCare tracking 10% of malnourished children in India and 1 in 50 malnourished children in world. Learn more about our work in fighting malnutrition worldwide.
October 8, 2019
What is a Data Dictionary?
A data dictionary defines and describes each variable in a data set, giving you a clear understanding of the indicators you’re working with. Here's our advice on how to make one for your program.
September 24, 2019
Dimagi Makes 2019 Best for the World List
We are proud to be recognized by B Corporation on their Best for the World list for 2019 for being in the top 10% of all B Corps for our governance structure and service to our customers.
September 4, 2019
Dimagi Launches FocusMDM: An Affordable Mobile Device Management Solution
We are excited to announce the launch of Focus MDM, a mobile device management platform built for the right combination of simplicity and control.
August 23, 2019
Dimagi Academy Gets a New Course: CommCare Calculations!
We are excited to announce the release of our newest course, CommCare Calculations, which will guide you through a series of tutorials and practice exercises for complex calculations in CommCare.
August 21, 2019
Remembering Dr. Marc Mitchell
It is with great pride and gratitude that we share our memories of the late Dr. Marc Mitchell, a pioneer of digital health, who passed away in June.
August 20, 2019
Do No Harm With the NHS Digital Health Guidelines
England’s National Health Service (NHS) consulted with industry experts, academics, and more to develop a code of conduct for data-driven health and care technology. We're happy to see that many of the principles sound awfully familiar.
August 14, 2019
Updated CommCare Evidence Base: 20 New Studies Added!
We have updated our Evidence Base with new studies from countries like Burkina Faso, India, and the United States, which show that the evidence for CommCare as a tool to improve the performance of FLWs and the health of their clients has only strengthened.
August 8, 2019
Terre des hommes’ IeDA Program Wins Excellence Award at the Global South eHealth Observatory
On July 1st, 2019, in front of an audience of health consultants, ministry of health officials, and mHealth-focused NGOs at the fourth conference of the Global South eHealth Observatory in Lavaur, France, Terre des hommes’ Electronic Register of Consultations (REC) application earned our partners another award. The award was one of five given to the
July 10, 2019
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What Every Developer Should Know About CouchDB
A little more than five years ago, I started working with CouchDB. I had recently joined Dimagi, and before I arrived on the scene, Dimagi had found some success using CouchDB in one of our largest projects at the time, an offline EMR in Zambia. We chose CouchDB because of its replication capabilities, which let us keep data
March 29, 2016
New CommCare Form Builder Improvements Released
The CommCare team is excited to roll out some improvements to the CommCare form builder today. The following changes simplify the way users interact with the form builder. We updated the following in the form builder: the top-level navigation, question properties, and multi-select checkboxes. Read below to learn more! 1) Top-level navigation Here’s a blank
March 3, 2017