As a follow-up to the Community Health Toolkit development demo application for Community Event-Based Surveillance, which we covered in this post, Medic Mobile is holding a series of Learning Sessions to discuss COVID use cases with members of the CHT community.
In our first Learning Session, co-led by @kenn, we focused on design and implementation considerations for Event-Based Surveillance in the context of COVID. Our attendees spanned partner organizations, including representatives from BRAC, D-Tree, and others, as well as Medic Mobile staff members across our Partnerships, Delivery, Product, App Services, and Research & Learning teams.
There are multiple community partners evaluating, designing, building, or operating Event-Based Surveillance (EBS) systems built on the CHT as part of their COVID response. The goal of this first session was to bring representatives from each project together to share a brief overview of their system requirements and design approach so we can better understand how the proposed systems are similar/different, and if opportunities exist to collaborate. We’d like to share our takeaways and next steps.
Deployment requirements are often dictated by country-specific MoH partners and vary from location to location - and may change over time as triage protocols evolve during COVID
Available telecom infrastructure and the use of feature phones vs. smartphones has implications on design, development, and deployment of an EBS workflow
Early engagement on service design, including diagrams of C-EBS and H-EBS workflows, form fields, and associated data structures are useful resources to share across the community
Continued engagement across partners and projects would be useful in order to learn from our successes and challenges in implementing and scaling EBS in the context of COVID
We will be holding a follow-up Learning Session in two weeks time and will post information on this thread!
We will proactively share service design resources and information on requirements with one another to learn about the different variations of EBS being developed on the CHT Forum
A huge thank you to everyone who participated and we look forward to continuing our learning together!