“Using Magpi instead of paper forms will save critical time in gathering and analyzing data as we work to contain and eliminate Ebola as soon as possible,” said Dr. Joel Selanikio, CEO and co-founder of Magpi.
WASHINGTON D.C. (PRWEB) November 10, 2014
Magpi, a leading provider of configurable, cloud-based mobile data collection and communication applications, today announced several government agencies and nonprofit organizations are already using its technology in the fight against Ebola. The U.S. Department of Defense, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), and International Rescue Committee (IRC) are among some of the organizations currently using Magpi in West Africa for contact tracing, identification of bodies, lab reporting, health supply tracking, and other purposes.
In addition, Magpi announced it has added photo collection to its technology. Users can now take photos along with form data in order to better collect and analyze information. The new feature will be used to take photos of unidentified Ebola victims at burial, in an effort to let their families locate them later.
“We’re incredibly pleased to be a part of such important work that is helping in the fight against this deadly disease,” said Dr. Joel Selanikio, CEO and co-founder of Magpi. “Using Magpi instead of paper forms will save critical time in gathering and analyzing data as we work to contain and eliminate Ebola as soon as possible.”
Magpi, formerly DataDyne, was founded in 2003 by two global health and technology experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Red Cross. Magpi is the longest running data collection technology in international development and is widely used in the global health and international development sectors. Magpi recently announced its expansion into the commercial sector, along with the release of Magpi 2.0, making it easier and more affordable to create form-based mobile apps and outgoing SMS and voice messages. Magpi empowers businesses in need of surveys, inspections, compliance audits, research, supply chain management, geo-data information collection and other forms to simply create a mobile form, then deploy it in minutes to any device.
Magpi (formerly DataDyne) is a leading provider of configurable, cloud-based mobile data collection and communication applications that enable users in the field to quickly and easily collect data and create broadcast messaging campaigns. Magpi enables organizations across various industries to easily and cost-effectively develop flexible and robust mobile forms, access real-time data, and generate outgoing SMS and voice messaging campaigns. Founded in 2003, Magpi has leveraged its extensive experience in data science, international development, and global health to provide mobile data collection applications for numerous organizations in the NGO/nonprofit, international development, and commercial markets. More than 33,000 users in over 170 countries have used Magpi, including organizations like the World Bank, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the American Red Cross. For more information, visit http://www.magpi.com and follow on Twitter @Magpi_Mobile.