Integrating Mobile Collection Software with Health

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This paper describes and analyzes three approaches for integrating mobile data collection software and health applications. The first approach uses a domain-specific language module that is installed in a health application that communicates directly with the mobile data collection software. The second approach uses Mirth Connect to integrate the mobile collection software with a health application. The third approach is writing custom code required to integrate mobile data collection software with a health application. In the final section of this paper, we provide an analysis of the three approaches, and make recommendations on which approach should be used based on the resources available to a health facility.


2011 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference