Josh Nesbit: Mobile Healthcare| 5mins
Director: PopTech | Producer: PopTech
Focus Years: 2009 | Country: United States
Having pioneered the use of mobile phones for healthcare in a remote region of Malawi, Josh Nesbit co-founded FrontlineSMS:Medic to bring these innovations to the rest of the world. The model features a central clinic laptop running FrontlineSMS software, enabling community health workers to use mobile phones to coordinate patient care. Pushing the technology to enable better patient management, electronic medical records via mobile phone, cheap mobile diagnostics and mapping of health services, the FrontlineSMS:Medic team is proving that text messages can help save lives.