Dimagi is a fast-growing leader in mobile technology for frontline workers in low-resource settings. Dimagi is a social enterprise with a diverse blend of expertise, bringing deep experience in ICT for data collection and analytics, systems design, capacity strengthening and open source software development.
Dimagi has three open source, mobile products that support frontline workers in low-resource settings: CommCare (an open source mobile platform), CommConnect (an SMS and IVR messaging platform) and CommTrack (an open source, mobile tool that strengthens supply chain and logistics management).
Dimagi’s technologies have been used to support over 150 projects in more than 40 countries around the world.
Dimagi has offices in Cambridge, USA (headquarters), New Delhi, Cape Town, Maputo and Dakar.
Contribution to eHealth in SA
Dimagi’s flagship mobile platform, CommCare, is the most evidence-based, widely-deployed mobile platform for community health workers in resource-poor settings. Extensive evidence shows that when used correctly, CommCare can improve people’s access to, quality, experience and accountability of care.
In South Africa specifically, CommCare has been shown to drastically improve community health workers’ efficiency in the field. A study in South Africa showed that CommCare increased healthcare workers’ submission rates of adverse event forms from 5% at baseline using paper forms to 27% using CommCare.
Another study in South Africa found that frontline workers that use paper- based tools during trainings for cardiovascular disease screening (CVD) took four times longer to complete than the trainings where CommCare was used (12.25 hours compared to 3 hours). When it came to the actual use of the screening of clients, it took frontline workers using the paper tool an average of 36 minutes to complete one screening compared to 21 minutes when using CommCare.
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