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The intersection of technology
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Powering scalable, fast, and secure contact tracing solutions with AWS
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is committed to helping their customers address the challenges brought about by COVID-19. In this post, originally shared on their Public Sector Blog, highlights Dimagi's work with the New York State Department of Health in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
August 7, 2020
A Human-Centered Approach to Digital Contact Tracing Programs
Anne Liu, an expert on mobile tools for disease surveillance, shares her experience supporting the Government of Guinea in launching a national digital contact tracing program during the 2014 Ebola epidemic.
July 27, 2020
Johns Hopkins Selects CommCare As Leading Digital Solution for Contact Tracing
In a recent assessment of digital solutions for COVID-19 response, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health highlighted CommCare for its existing deployments, flexibility, and ease of use.
July 23, 2020
Port of Entry App: A Patient Screening Tool for COVID-19 Response
As more countries begin to open their borders, Dimagi has developed a Port of Entry Surveillance application designed to screen travelers for COVID-19 risk factors and symptoms at air, sea, rail, and land ports of entry.
July 14, 2020
Healthcare Provider Training: A Mobile Tool for COVID-19 Workers
The Healthcare Provider Training & Monitoring template application offers the frontline workers responding to COVID-19 easy access to resources for education, training, risk assessment, and symptom screening.
June 17, 2020
Dimagi and Partners Develop Digital Resources to Support Infants Affected by the Opioid Epidemic
Dimagi is leading a federally-funded project to develop digital tools for the care of infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and has recently a new online course with Harvard Medical School.
June 15, 2020
Facility Readiness: A Mobile Stock Tracking Aid for COVID-19 Response
The Facility Readiness template application supports facilities responding to COVID-19 to assess their readiness and keep track of vital stock.
June 10, 2020
New Template BI Tools to Support COVID-19 Response
To help our partners rapidly set up their COVID-19 data pipelines, Dimagi is developing template dashboards across our partners’ most common BI tools that can be easily connected via CommCare’s built-in integration features.
May 11, 2020
Dimagi-Supported Project Announced As Part of 2020 Audacious Project
Today, TED announced that a joint effort between the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, the African Center of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases, Dimagi, Fathom Information Design, and MASS Design will be a part of this year’s Audacious Project – a collaborative funding initiative targeting big, bold solutions to the world’s most urgent challenges.
May 11, 2020
Template Applications to Support All Phases of COVID-19 Response
To support organizations coordinating COVID-19 response around the world, Dimagi is developing a collection of free template CommCare applications to support the various phases of COVID-19 response.
April 27, 2020
Dimagi Partners with the City of San Francisco to Launch COVID-19 Technology
Dimagi is working with the City of San Francisco, Department of Public Health and the University of California - San Francisco to support contact tracing across the city as part of their COVID-19 response efforts.
April 15, 2020
“There’s no choice but to act now” - WHO Contact Tracing template app available today
Every day that we are not responding to this crisis in full force will cost lives.
March 19, 2020
WHO COVID-19 contact tracing template application released
To support organizations who are coordinating COVID-19 response, yesterday we released a free template application which implements the full World Health Organization’s FFX protocol for case reporting and contact tracing.
March 19, 2020
Join the fight to support critical open source infrastructure
Open Source tools are a critical piece of global infrastructure, and need champions for long term investment
March 17, 2020
How CommCare Supports Cash Transfer Programs Around the World
Dimagi is one of the many actors supporting efficiently cash delivery to regions that need it with the use of technology. Learn more about our partners in this effort.
March 17, 2020
Supporting Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response
Dimagi is giving pro bono licenses to CommCare projects that are used to build COVID-19 response applications through May 2021. Find out if your project qualifies and apply today!
March 5, 2020
Tactics in Field Research: Storytelling
Learn how to use storytelling to establish reliable and relatable user workflows and understand the unique challenges of your mobile app's users.
February 11, 2020
Two big lessons that Iowa and Geneva can teach us about technology in digital development
Last week brought two high profile technology failures into the global spotlight. Although these two mishaps may seem quite different at first glance, they both highlight challenges that are inherent in providing software in the public sector (regardless of locale) and illustrate cautionary lessons worth discussing for practitioners in Digital Development. The Iowa Caucus Debacle
February 7, 2020
Tactics in Field Research: Card Sorting
We use card sorting often to help participants explain their expectations and understanding of various topics. Learn how to employ this research technique with a few examples of our experience in the field.
January 28, 2020
New Study on Mobile Health Interventions Featured in BioMed Central
York University Associate Professor Maggie MacDonald recently published a study exploring the potential of mobile health interventions to improve maternity care in remote, rural, and underserved communities in Senegal.
January 7, 2020
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