Abt Associates: Bold thinkers driving real-world impact
Abt Associates staff will present at the 2016 Connected Health Conference. This Conference is the largest and most diverse gathering of public sector and health and technology industry leaders working on innovative product and service development, research, business and policy worldwide. This year's Conference focuses on Personal Connected Health for All: Expanding Reach, Accelerating Impact.
Abt staff will participate in the following presentations:
December 14, 9:00 – 10:15 am | Woodrow Wilson B
Are mobile solutions really more efficient and cost effective than traditional paper-based options? What can a systematic review of solutions tell us about the Economic Evidence for mHealth? What can the MAMA South Africa project share about whether or not SMS health messages prove value for money? Which projects have been most successful in this regard? This session asks hard questions and looks at the evidence.
Moderator: Emily Mangone
December 14, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm | Woodrow Wilson D
Mobile Money and mFinance
The field of mobile money is rapidly evolving. These presentations will highlight different ways digital programs can support finance including insurance, results based financing and digital payments in an emergency situation such as Ebola.
Moderator: Pamela Riley
December 14, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm | Annapolis Rooms 1 & 2
Understanding, Applying and Expanding on DHIS2
This session will delve into DHIS 2 and how different programs are embracing this open source system as a robust HMIS in LMICs. Audiences already familiar with DHIS 2 will find this session useful to learn how programs are expanding the platform to gather and use date.
Moderator: Mario Bazan
December 14, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm | Baltimore 4
CommCare Case Studies
Do you keep hearing about CommCare and want to more about this technology? Join these panelists to talk about Commcare and learn about the different uses of the open source technology.
December 14, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Baltimore 4
Open Source Data Analysis Workshop
Led by Abt Associates, this workshop is designed as an introduction to the powerful, open source tools available for analyzing and leveraging social media, texts, and other unstructured data. The session will demonstrate how these tools provide new ways for health professionals to communicate rapidly, and on a large scale, when dealing with emergent health crises such as Aids, Ebola, Zika, and other infectious diseases.
Alison Thaung, Nancy Brown, Jillian Berkowitz, Robert Mangel
When: December 11 - 14, 2016
Where: Gaylord National, Washington, DC
For more in formation, visit the conference website.
Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research, evaluation and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.