Systematic Routine Remote Temperature monitoring: are we ready? Minutes and documents from the Remote Temperature Monitoring workshop, Zanzibar, 4 – 6 November 2014 Remote Temperature Monitoring Technology is recommended to be used at Central Store locations and has been deployed there for the last years. However, data from the EVM Assessments show that this technology is not very widely adopted. Furthermore, as the technology is evolving rapidly and new innovations suggest that the technology is becoming more affordable in the coming years, we asked ourselves in the workshop a few important questions:
- Is the current technology “the best we can do”? Is it really meeting the expectations and user needs?
- Is there a role for using remote temperature monitoring devices to monitor fridges at sub-national levels? What would a target product profile look like?
- What infrastructure, data and management systems need to be in place to ensure the benefits of this innovation can be reaped?
- What guidance and tools need to be in place to support governments to make evidence based decisions about which type of technology to adapt?
- What data standards need to be put in place to ensure convergence / interoperability of different management systems?
- What have we learned about implementation to date? What best practices can be summarized?