13 AugFiled under blog
My name is Dieterich and I am a developer here at FrontlineSMS:Medic. The videos in this post are a demo/walkthrough of the main features of Patient View, a FrontlineSMS plugin that helps clinics (mainly in the developing world) manage their day to day operations. Patient View is one of the several software projects we are working on, and more demos are to come soon. I won’t say too much, because I’d like to let the demo speak for itself, but we do welcome comments and suggestions, and hope you all like it.
As a side note, an idea that I’ve been turning around in my head recently is that in our line of work, time lost is not money lost, time lost is lives lost. It’s an odd feeling because we programmers often aren’t really worried about others’ lives, and can just focus on feature sets and geek out to our hearts content, with deadlines that affect only whether or not we get the approval of our boss. Working with Medic is different, because when you’re up late at night with your eyes bugging out of your head, you know that the faster you get this done, the faster your software will be out in the field helping people, literally helping clinics save lives. This is both a sobering and empowering thought.