Common terms you'll run into on the project.

Please add new terms as you come across them. If you don't know what something means, please ask β€” there's no embarrassment in not knowing a term.


Admin: Anyone with access to the back-end dashboard, roles and permissions are listed below.

  • Owner: Simple tech team members. Has all permissions listed below:

    • View Dashboard for all Organizations

    • View and Download the Overdue list (facility-wise)

    • View and update Adherence follow-ups

    • Manage Organizations, Facility groups and Facilities

    • Manage Admins

    • Manage Protocols

    • Manage Users and approve / deny their access to the Simple mobile app

    • Search Audit Logs

  • Organization Owner: Administrators for one or more Organizations, e.g. PATH admins. Has the same permissions as Owner, but limited to the organizations they control. They also can't add organizations.

  • Supervisor: Program supervisors, primarily CVHO and STS. Permissions limited to:

    • View Dashboard for Facilities that they have access to

    • View and Download the Overdue list (facility-wise)

    • View Facilities they have access to

    • Manage Users and approve / deny their access to the Simple mobile app

  • Analyst: People who just need dashboard data, e.g. an epidemiologist or health expert Permissions are read-only, limited to:

    • View Dashboard for Facilities they have access to (District page only, not User page

    • No overdue list or management access

  • Counselor: Call center employee or counselor who will follow up with the patient. Permissions limited to:

    • View and Update the Overdue list

    • View and Update Adherence follow-ups

    • No dashboard or management access


  • Blood Pressure (BP): Combination of systolic and diastolic BP readings in mm Hg

    Recorded as Systolic/Diastolic Ex. 120/80

  • BP medicines: Name(s) and dosage(s) of medication currently prescribed to a patient

  • BP passport: Physical ID provided to the patient

  • BP passport code: UUID printed on BP passport as a QR code, which can be scanned to find the patient.

  • BP passport short code: A 7-digit number that summarizes the UUID, which can be entered if the scanner does not work.

  • Business ID: IDs other than BP passport that may be associated with a patient (such as Driving License, State Health ID etc.)

  • Call list: Used interchangeably with overdue list

  • Clinic: Used interchangeably with Facility

  • DM: Diabetes mellitus (the clinical term for diabetes)

  • Facility:

    • Sub-centre

    • PHC (Primary Health Centre)

    • CHC (Community Health Centre)

    • District Hospital (or)

    • Any Public or Private Healthcare Facility

    • All Facilities are identified by a Facility ID

    • Users can be linked to one or more Facilities

  • Facility group: Group of one or more facilities

    • Users within a facility group sync patient data amongst themselves

    • Users outside a facility group do not sync data amongst themselves

  • Follow up list: List of all patients who have missed their appointment (including ones without a phone number). Displayed on the web dashboard.

  • HTN: Hypertension

  • ICMR: Indian Council of Medical Research

  • IHMI/IHCI: Indian Hypertension Management Initiative, now called India Hypertension Control Initiative

  • Overdue list: List of patients who have a phone number and who have missed their appointment. Displayed on the nurses' phone.

  • Organization: One or more facility groups that are part of a single administrative unit

  • Protocol: Name(s) and dosage(s) of medication recommended to be prescribed to a patient based on their current BP and BP history.

  • Patient log: List of all patients with a BP recorded in that facility. Displayed on the nurses' phones.

  • Result of a phone call made with the user's number masked:

    • Completed: Connected to the patient

    • Canceled: User cut the call before it was connected

    • Busy: Patient’s number is giving a busy tone

    • No answer: Patient did not answer

    • Failed: Call failed (likely due to bad phone number or operator-level disconnections)

    • Unknown: Result of the call is unknown

  • Security PIN: 4 digit PIN used by the Nurse to login to the app

  • User: User of Simple app (i.e. a healthcare work not a patient)

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