Smart Connect: last mile data connectivity for rural health facilities

@inproceedings{Anderson2010SmartCL,
  title={Smart Connect: last mile data connectivity for rural health facilities},
  author={Richard J. Anderson and Eric Blantz and David Lubinski and Eleanor O'Rourke and Mark Summer and Krysta Yousoufian},
  booktitle={NSDR},
  year={2010}
}
In this paper we address the problem of providing data connection to the periphery of the health system by presenting Smart Connect. Smart Connect is a custom device that uses the cell phone network to provide limited data connectivity between a rural health facility and a server connected to the Internet. Through an analysis of the health systems in Nicaragua and Vietnam, we have identified a variety of processes that could be improved with this device. These include filing incidence reports… CONTINUE READING