Isaac Holeman

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Isaac Holeman

2010 Global Fellow
Founder of Medic Mobile with Josh Nesbit

Isaac Holeman 2010 Global Fellow

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Empower health workers in poor countries to communicate, coordinate patient care, and provide diagnostics using low-cost mobile technology.


Medic Mobile is a nonprofit organization founded in 2010 to improve health in the communities that are hardest to reach. We design, build, deliver, and support open-source software for health workers and health systems – helping provide better care that reaches everyone.


Isaac cofounded Medic Mobile and until 2012 he co-led the organization with a focus on implementation, impact strategy, designing first versions of Medic Mobile's SIM card and web applications, and developing human centered design as an organization-wide competency. He was named mhealth innovator of the year in 2011, awarded Echoing Green, Compton and Pamplin fellowships, and inducted into the Better World By Design hall of fame. He is currently a Gates Cambridge Scholar, and his role now revolves around practicing design and conducting delivery research to improve and spread Medic Mobile's approach.

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