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April 2016 Meeting Recap - Data for Health Decision Making

We’d like to thank you for those who participated in the April meeting, which highlighted four diverse presentations about data use of digital technologies.  We had about 25 participants attend in person and another 50 join remotely.   For those of you unable to participate, we wanted to send you a few highlights from the presentations and Q&A session.

Presentation by Tara Nutely from MEASURE Evaluation

Assessing the Feasibility and Acceptability of an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System to Deliver Refresher Training in Senegal

Kate Gilroy, Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor at IntraHealth International gave this presentation at the June 16 meeting of the mHealth Working Group. This presentation details methodology for concept development & prototype testing, and usability & feasibility testing for a family planning mLearning platform for frontline healthworker training in Senegal.

MAMA “Aponjon” Formative Research & Evaluation Design

Nandita Kapadia-Kundu of Johns Hopkins University and Jessica Gergen, Monitoring and Evaluation Associate at Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs gave this presentation at the June 16 meeting of the mHealth Working Group. This presentation details methodology for usability & feasibility testing for the MAMA Aponjon program in Bangladesh.

Evaluating the Use of Mobile Phone-Based Job Aids by Community Health Workers to Counsel on Family Planning and Reproductive Health in Tanzania

Smisha Agarwal, FHI 360, gave this presentation at the June 16 meeting of the mHealth Working Group. This presentation details methodology for usability & feasibility testing for the MAMA Aponjon program in Bangladesh.

SC4CCM Malawi: Evaluating cStock

Joy Kamunyori, Technical Advisor at John Snow, Inc. gave this presentation at the June 16 meeting of the mHealth Working Group. This presentation details methodology for usability & feasibility testing, and health outcome assessment of the cStock program in Malawi.

Study Design for BKMI

Radha Rajan, DrPH student in Health Behavior at Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs, gave this presentation at the June 16 meeting of the mHealth Working Group. This presentation details methodology for concept development & prototype testing, and usability & feasibility testing of a mLearning program in Bangladesh.

M4RH Impact Evaluation Design Considerations

Pamela Riley, Senior mHealth Advisor at Abt Associates gave this presentation at the June 16 meeting of the mHealth Working Group. This presentation details methodology for health outcome assessment and impact & scale-up assessment of the Mobile for Reproductive Health program in Kenya.

mHealth Evidence Generation: Evaluation Design Introduction

Kelly L’Engle, Behavioral Scientist at FHI 360 gave this presentation at the June 16 meeting of the mHealth Working Group. This presentation provides a basic overview of evaluation design methodology for mHealth evidence generation.

Data Harmonization and Interoperability: A Case Study of Government Workers in Bangladesh

Jennifer Masters, mRegister Project Manager at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health gave this presentation at the May 5 Deep Dive meeting of the mHealth Working Group. This presentation details a case study of data harmonization and interoperability in Bangladesh.

Interoperability in New Orleans: Competition to Cohesion

David Kulick, ICT & Innovation Program Officer at Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs gave this presentation at the May 5 Deep Dive meeting of the mHealth Working Group. This presentation details a case study of mHealth interoperability in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

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