In rhis blog, we try to give readers an understanding of how the eMIS apps are helping their users to discharge their responsibilities effectively. In these mHealth apps, a lot of functionalities have been added innovatively. The users can discharge their responsibilities effectively using these tools. In a previous blog, we narrated the benefits of notification in apps. Here we discuss the job aid tools (in FWA eRegister, called supervisory tools in the FPI eSupervision System). These apps are parts of eMIS ecosystem of apps and applications. These functionalities were made possible due to conversion of paper forms into digital format. Both the apps are integrated. Real-time connections through a cloud server and databases allow the users to retrieve data for monitoring purposes.
The Family Welfare Assistants (FWA), as community level workers under the Directorate General of Family Planning (DGFP), visit households to provide service or collect data. The Family Planning Inspectors (FPI) supervise their work, which include on-site inspection. The job aid or supervisory tools, acting as reminders and alerts, support the users in numerous ways. We explain each below.
Job aid tools
The job aid tools allow the users to access the following list: a) pregnant women whose expected dates of delivery or EDDs are within the next 7 days, b) list of pregnant women identified as at risk, c) method wise list of eligible couples or ELCOs, d) Status of ELCO visits. It also allows them to raise a ticket seeking support in case of any technical difficulties. The users are adept at using these tools.
Ms. Homaira Akter Mili, Family Welfare Assistant, Hasnabad union, Monoharganj upazila, Cumilla narrated her experience of using the job aid tools.