The Fever Tracker app for Health Workers has been awarded for Best Innovation in the category ‘Technology & Innovation: Transforming Healthcare’ during the ICMR Intramural Research and Innovation Meet 2023.
An integrated surveillance graphical app called ‘Fever Tracker app’ was developed by North Eastern Space Applications Centre (NESAC) in collaboration with Regional Medical Research Centre, NE, Dibrugarh to assist the community and the healthcare workers in digital surveillance and thereby contribute towards malaria control and elimination. Utilizing a geographic information system connected to a web app, this innovative tool automates data digitization, SMS text messaging, and provides advisory instructions. It enables immediate real-time notifications of individual malaria cases to district and state health authorities. The adoption of Fever Tracker app is crucial as it replaces the outdated paper-based surveillance methods currently in use. Fever Tracker app has been successfully utilized in various districts of Tripura for surveillance of malaria patients. Additionally, the Fever Tracker app is augmented with a mosquito tracker feature, enabling the tracking of mosquito species distribution. This feature enhances the surveillance system by providing valuable insights into the spatial distribution of mosquitoes and their potential impact on malaria transmission.
By incorporating the mosquito tracker application, Fever Tracker app becomes a comprehensive tool for disease surveillance and control, empowering health authorities to make informed decisions and implement targeted interventions to mitigate the spread of malaria. The software application has got copyright (SW-15293/2022) in the year 2022 in the category Computer Software. The patent for the application has also been filed jointly with RMRC NE.