MOBILE DATA COLLECTION

Infectious Disease

Around the world, CommCare has served as a proven solution for tracking the lifecycle of individual patients from diagnosis, initiation of treatment, adherence monitoring and to end of treatment for infectious diseases like malaria, HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis. It has also been used in controlling and responding to infectious disease outbreaks like Ebola and Zika.

Using digital solutions, these programs enhanced response rates to infectious diseases, increased diagnostic accuracy and speed in malaria treatment, and improved patient follow-up in HIV and tuberculosis programs.

For example, CommCare has been proven to speed up diagnostic times by 41% over paper-based tools. In one study, prescription calculations were completed 20% more efficiently. This is valuable time saved for providing further care and reaching more patients.

Learn how CommCare helps with monitoring and treating infectious disease

Benefits of Community-Based Service Delivery Solutions

Manage complex workflows at the point of care to promote adherence to clinical decision protocols and improve the quality of diagnosis and treatment.

Spend more time with the patient and less time with paper guides and forms by referencing patient history and training materials directly from the device.

Identify patients, collect longitudinal health information, and create tailored treatment and follow-up plans.

Detect data irregularities and oversee health workers’ activities with supervisory dashboards that help ensure protocol adherence and service coverage.

Easily and securely refer patients and share lab results and patient information between clinics, health facilities, labs, and community health workers.

Gain real-time data access across all stakeholders in the health care system and manage data access permissions for all actors based on role.

Provide treatment recommendations and enhance behavior change communication with locally-adaptable multimedia and communication capabilities.

Send automatic activity reminders to help frontline workers prioritize cases, while SMS messages remind patients of appointments and treatment protocols.

Mobile Apps Can Help Fight Infectious Disease

Featured CommCare-Based Infectious Disease Programs

EGPAF - Client Tracking Application for HIV & TB Patients
Lesotho

EGPAF used CommCare for TB/HIV/ANC patient tracking, monitoring treatment attendance and identifying defaulters.

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CDC - Infomovel HIV/TB Patient Case Management
Mozambique

A CommCare-based app registers, follows up on, tracks, and records testing of Index HIV+ patients and their direct families in Mozambique.

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CARE - CHAMP HIV Program with Key Populations
Cameroon

In five drop-in centers in Cameroon, workers use CommCare to track HIV tests, monitor rates of seroconversion, and study adherence rates to antiretroviral therapy (ART).

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More than 2000 projects across 80 countries rely on CommCare for their mobile data collection and reporting needs.

“If you can’t conduct effective contact tracing, you can’t control the spread of the disease. CommCare improved the Government of Guinea’s ability to identify, track, and monitor people at risk for Ebola in real-time, provided access to epidemiological data from difficult-to-reach communities, and allowed for stronger accountability of surveillance processes – ultimately helping us to keep up with a fast-spreading and dangerous epidemic.”
- Anne Liu, Director for Health Systems Development, Earth Institute

“A phone with CommCare provides considerable time saving. I am currently tracing 18 contacts, and I could save them easily with the application... Using phones is more convenient for us as young people.”
- Alpha Sow Midiaou, Contact Tracer, Conakry, Guinea

“Thank you for helping us to gather data, refine programming, and spread the message about our impact in fighting global climate change and extreme poverty.”
- Sarah Baird, Executive Director, Let There Be Light International