The center has been at the forefront of developing mobile health applications (mHealth) to address the growing need for timely, complete and accurate reporting for priority health programs in developing countries. These mHealth applications support health workers to collect, store, analyze and transmit reports that complements the National Electronic Health Management information System (eHMIS), Public Health Emergency Management (PHEM)/Community Health Information System including patient level Community Health Information System that are part of the TenaCare Suite. mhealth enhancement to the TecaCare Suite has helped increase accessibility to the system to reach rural areas where there is limited access to resources and basic electric and telecom infrastructure, thus improving exchange of quality health data and health service delivery.
Prior the implementation of mHealth applications, Health Extension Workers (HEWs) physically wrote up their findings and handed it to their supervising health center, which will then be reported right up to the district and then to the region and Federal levels. With the advent of the various mHealth apps the time spent by the various health workers in compiling and submitting periodic reports has dramatically been reduced. At the same time, these applications improve the data completeness and data quality by minimizing errors. This will ultimately give the health workers more time to spend on the service delivery.