We have been developing a cell phone-based approach to delivering improved health care to rural communities surrounding the town of Waslala in northern Nicaragua. Community health workers with limited health care education have been trained to take blood pressure and other vital sign measurements and text this data to a central computer located in the town. A professional health worker evaluates the data and suggests treatment options as necessary. A description of the healthcare issues being addressed, the technology being used, and implementation details to date will be presented.
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