Community health workers walk door-to-door for hours each day, reminding mothers about upcoming vaccination programs. Despite this hard work, millions of children never complete their basic vaccinations. When the Khushi Baby team visited Northern India, they found three major systemic problems -
We collaborated with the Khushi Baby team on the technology front to build a novel mobile app (KB or Khushi Baby app) for community health workers that interfaces with a digital necklace worn by patients via Near Field Communication or NFC. All the data is stored on a tiny NFC chip (worn in the form of a pendant) that is synced to the cloud and displayed on an analytics dashboard, where insights can be acted upon by health officials.
Novel solution to scan, update and sync data using a smartphone app and NFC pendant that always stays with the patient.
The solution makes smart use of an NFC chip, worn as a pendant, to read and write data from a companion mobile app.
Robust cloud-based dashboard holds all the key information that is updated in real-time and is used by healthcare officials for reporting and analytics.
Medical staff can use a smartphone or tablet to access patient records and update them without Internet access.
The system automatically calls mothers in their local language for immunization reminders and educational updates.
A biometric system is used to verify the mother’s identity either online or offline.
The Khushi Baby system has been used to successfully track over 2000+ mothers & children across 375 Villages till date. There has been a 12% increase in full immunization of infants, 4% decrease in malnutrition rates of infants and 20% improvement in data consistency and data completeness.
The Khushi Baby team has been recognized several terms for their innovative use of mobile technology to improve healthcare services in rural areas: