A nurse using the offline-first Simple app in rural Punjab

With an offline-first approach, apps like Simple are always snappy and responsive, so clinicians are never waiting while they treat patients.

Let me set the scene. A nurse named Ravdeep works in a busy clinic in a rural hospital in India. Patients are lined up outside her door in a chaotic line all of the way down the hall. Ravdeep is responsible for taking blood pressures and blood sugar measures for each patient. She quickly enters their data into the Simple app on her tablet, and sends them to the doctor if they appear to be hypertensive or diabetic.

This public hospital isn’t fancy, but you might be surprised to know that Ravdeep’s clinic has excellent 4G internet. In fact, much…

Govind Krishna Joshi

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