Country of Operation
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
- Lower-middle income (20-40%)
- Other/not applicable
SummaryDimagi is an award-winning social enterprise that delivers open and innovative technology to underserved communities everywhere.
Dimagi’s goal is to utilize modern technology to improve overall quality of life around the globe. The program believes that the developing world stands to massively benefit from the technological advances that have been made in recent years, and Dimagi is working to bring those benefits to fruition.
Key program components
Dimagi provides specialized health care informatics consulting services to commercial, academic, and government organizations. Their expertise includes:
- Understanding of health care provider domain
- Clinical, financial, and billing data
- Electronic medical records and decision support
- Requirements and feasibility analysis in clinical settings
- Years of experience designing front ends for both low resource and high end customers
- Experience wit health care data standards
- Security and Privacy (HIPAA)
- Controlled vocabularies (SNOMED, ICD,CPT)
- Health Information Exchanges (HIE)
- Experience with advanced medical informatics:
- Medical artificial intelligence and machine learning
- Data visualization and modeling
- Imaging and radiology
Dimagi uses this expertise to deliver innovative solutions to issues facing health today through care coordination, mobile health, mobile data collection, and SMS.
Dimagi uses of technology to improve medical care across large teams and among families and loved ones. Its focus is on a variety of initiatives that work to improve coordination and continuity of care among formal and informal providers. Their Care Coordination technology includes ASHand, a home-based care coordination, and ARemind, a real-time medication reminder, are examples of Dimagi’s efforts to improve healthcare delivery through coordination
Dimagi mobile technology is designed with the intention that it will be ultimately supported by local capacity. The program applies expertise in mobile health systems, HIS strengthening, technical training, application of healthcare data standards, clinical decision support, requirements and feasibility analysis, and usability design to advice in country technical groups. Examples of this are systems for community health workers to manage HIV care and safe pregnancy, health education programs, logistic management tools, and medication reminders.
Mobile Data Collection:
Dimagi programs that collect data with mobile technology includes:
- JavaRosa: The library that powers CommCare and the ODK
- ODK: An Android data collection tools that allows for multiform data collection from GPS tagged photos, audio, and form data
- Rapid SMS: Programmable SMS based applications for wide field deployment that is used for tracking the supply chain of mosquito bednets
- SMS Google Charts: Warehouse inventory tracking using an SMS gateway and google spreadsheets for distributed inventory monitoring
Dimagi utilizes SMS to coordinate national humanitarian operations, monitor disease outbreaks, and keep tabs on patients medications. Their SMS projects include: