About us

What’s the roadmap?

Simple is currently active in over 200 public health facilities in two Indian states as part of the India Hypertension Management Initiative (IHMI). We are learning from these active deployments and we are expanding to more clinics and other states.

Where did this project start?

Simple is supported by Resolve to Save Lives, an initiative of the not-for-profit Vital Strategies, which aims to reduce the number of people dying from heart disease and strokes in low- and middle-income countries. A key goal is to dramatically increase the number of people with hypertension who have their blood pressure measured and controlled. Simple, contextual digital platforms for managing hypertension are essential to enable actionable reporting and improve patient management.

What are our principles?

We have published a set of Digital Principles. We also endorse the Principles for Digital Development. We embody these concepts in our work culture and in the policies and processes guiding our development activities.

Is Simple really free?

This project is supported by Resolve to Save Lives, which enables us to provide Simple completely free of cost with no strings attached. This project will always be open source (MIT license) — free and open to contributions from everyone.

Where can I learn more?

There is a lot more about Resolve to Save Lives' cardiovascular health goals on the website.

What is Simple built with?

The Android app is written in Kotlin. The API is written in Ruby on Rails. Clinical data is FHIR compliant. Thanks for asking, fellow geeks! More details in our documentation and on Github.

Thank you

This project relies on excellent advice and participation from the partners of Resolve to Save Lives, the Government of India, the Government of Punjab, and countless clinical workers, patients, and colleagues who put in the hard work every day to improve the control of hypertension around the world.

Who contributes to this project?

This is an open source project with contributions from clinicians, designers, developers, and technologists. Some of the early contributors include: