The past decade has witnessed an explosion in mobile health (mHealth) and electronic health (eHealth) systems in low-resource settings globally. This explosion has prompted an emergence of information silos between different organizations and government ministries – and an urgent need for better coordination and integration of data systems.
To address these challenges, Dimagi leads the development of MOTECH – an integration platform that connects frontline mobile applications with health and information systems.
About MOTECH: MOTECH provides a standards compliant solution to integrate certain frontline mobile applications like CommCare with other national information systems and manage data flows between them. Previously, integration between these systems required custom code written by a software vendor that can be difficult to build, and even more difficult to maintain. With MOTECH, any technical user can build turnkey integration in a self-service model using standards (e.g. OpenMRS, OpenHIE, OpenLMS) to dramatically lower the costs and increase the maintainability. MOTECH is being used to support multiple national scale projects around the world. These projects span from voice and SMS systems to comprehensive health worker applications that integrate with national information systems.
About MOTECH Suite: Dimagi has also developed MOTECH Suite – a combination of MOTECH & CommCare – to combine the power of frontline mobile applications with data ecosystems. A 2016 report by Johns Hopkins University found MOTECH Suite to be the most popular mobile platform among frontline health workers in developing countries.
Both MOTECH and MOTECH Suite is the result of former and ongoing partnerships with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grameen Foundation, Sol Develo, and hundreds of implementing partners.