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Simprints Biometric System for Health Workers

The objective of our intervention is to establish SimPrints as a cost-effective technology to deliver services that increase antenatal continuity of care and community health worker (CHW) accountability. In many developing countries patient medical records are paper-based, difficult to access, and prone to loss/damage. Existing mHealth technologies are similarly limited by vulnerabilities in misidentification such as common community names or unknown dates-of-birth. SimPrints obviates these concerns by identifying patients through their unique fingerprints in a portable, cheap and time-efficient manner. This technology additionally provides managers with new tools for verification and GPS mapping that existing mHealth technologies lack.

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