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Medic Mobile

Medic Mobile integrates technologies to connect and train health systems.

The company uses technologies such as FrontlineSMS, OpenMRS, Ushahidi, Google Apps, and HealthMap to allow healthcare workers to communicate with each other using only $15 phones. Their SIM apps allow large groups of medical professionals to text each other and manage data; their pilot program at St. Gabriels Hospital in Malawi saved the staff around 1200 hours in follow-up time and about $3000 in motorbike fuel, showing us an effective way to utilize even the simplest of technologies in an effort to save and improve lives. 


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