Training Takes Place in Guatemala
Our mobile app for providers is now active in Latin America!
Last month, mHealth Coordinator Katy Falletta traveled to Guatemala to introduce MiracleFeet’s Latin America team to CAST, a data collection tool developed thanks to a $1 million Impact Challenge Grant from Google.org.
Twelve people, including Latin America Program Manager Marie France Roux and Regional CAST Administrator Rebeca Lopez, learned how to navigate the mobile app developed by the team at Dimagi. Then, following the “training of trainers” model, Roux and Lopez led two days of CAST training for clinicians.
Clinicians were enthusiastic about the capabilities offered by CAST and thought carefully about how to integrate the app into their clinic workflow. There is a “real need, interest, and excitement around [the app],” said Falletta. With the integration of this new technology, providers in MiracleFeet-sponsored clinics will be able to move away from paper records and begin recording touchpoints such as clinic appointments and home visits through the CommCare-based application.
Next Steps for CAST
CAST has been in use in Africa since its March 2018 rollout. Clinicians in Nicaragua have already begun training to use the app, and they will be followed by their colleagues in Ecuador, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Brazil over the next several months. By January 2019, the entire Latin America region will be using the mobile app in clinics. In the spring, clinics throughout Asia will begin CAST training.
Thanks to CAST, clinics we sponsor can work smarter and monitor their data better. Clean data, an efficient clinic workflow, and streamlined processes all mean better treatment for children born with clubfoot.