Identification

Name

Health Worker Electronic Response and Outreach

Short name

mHero

Status

Under Development

Category

Tool / Software

Organizations
(1) IntraHealth
(2) ThoughtWorks
(3) United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)
(4) United States Agency International Development (USAID)
Created

2015-03-30 14:21:03+00:00

Modified

2016-07-07 20:50:13.253049+00:00

Basic Information

Overview

Health Worker Electronic Response and Outreach – is one way to harness the well-known power of mobile technology to reach front line health workers. mHero, currently under rapid development with support from a consortium of partners including the UNICEF Global Centre for Innovations, USAID, IntraHealth, ThoughtWorks, and Jembi Health Systems, is a free SMS mobile phone-based communications system between MoH staff, health workers, and community health workers. By supporting the interoperability of HRIS systems, such as IntraHealth’s iHRIS, with UNICEF’s RapidPRO, and utilizing the OpenHIE architecture, the platform can immediately use the health workforce data to target specific communications based on cadre, location, and other information. Communications, which can be triggered both centrally and locally, go far beyond traditional “message blasts” offered by many technology vendors. Real-time monitoring, complex multi-path surveys, monitoring and detailed analysis can be conducted with ease. Furthermore, IVR mLearning approaches will take knowledge delivery one-step beyond SMS with higher content limits, and addressing the literacy and language divides through spoken language.

Goals
(1) Consequence management
(2) Situational awareness
Year start

2014

URL http://www.mhero.org/mHero/
Related system
(1) Open Health Information Exchange (OpenHIE)
(2) Open Source Human Resources Information Solutions (iHRIS)

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