Vikram Kumar completed his studies in Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology and Columbia University and in Medicine from Harvard Medical School and MIT. In 2007, Vikram held a residency in Clinical Pathology at Brigham & Women's Hospital. In 2002, he became Co-Founder of Dimagi (mobile health). Currently, Vikram is Chief Medical Officer. He is also Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Clear Creek Bio (cancer therapeutics). Vikram is the recipient of several awards including: named in TR100, MIT Technology Review; Humanitarian of the Year, MIT Technology Review; Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans; Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur (2012).
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- North America, Greater China, South Asia, Middle East & North Africa, Africa, Latin America
Dimagi's vision is to apply open-source and scalable technology to improve community-based service delivery across the world. Dimagi has produced a suite of three core mobile applications. The flagship tool is CommCare, an open source turnkey platform that enables partners to develop their own content of protocols and data collection, utilize multimedia for low literacy interfaces, and manage their program’s performance.
The two other tools are CommConnect, a solution for building SMS applications allowing for two-way messaging, conditional reminders, surveys and broadcast messages, and CommTrack, a tool for mobile logistics and supply-chain management. Dimagi has found multimedia to be universally popular among clients and holds strong evidence that recorded audio improves the persuasive power of health and other messaging.