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JAMIA: EMRs can improve quality of care in resource-limited countries

CMIO

“Clinical summaries with computer-generated reminders significantly improved clinician compliance with CD4 testing guidelines in the resource-limited setting of sub-Saharan Africa, according to research published in the March edition of Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
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22 March 2011 | No Comments »
Categories: News | EHR: EHR | Tag(s): Alert/Reminder, HIV, OpenMRS

Study: Electronic Health Records Improve Care In Kenya

Jesse Emspak, International Business Times

“Electronic health records are often discussed as a solution for developed nations, but a study from the Regenstrief Institute and the schools of medicine at Indiana University and Kenya’s Moi University explores the impact of electronic records on medical care in a developing country.
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22 March 2011 | No Comments »
Categories: News | Country: Kenya | EHR: EHR | Tag(s): Alert/Reminder, Developing Countries, HIV, Open Source, OpenMRS

Evaluation of computer-generated reminders to improve CD4 laboratory monitoring in sub-Saharan Africa: a prospective comparative study

Were MC et al, J Am Med Inform Assoc, 18(2)

Objective
Little evidence exists on effective interventions to integrate HIV-care guidelines into practices within developing countries. This study tested the hypothesis that clinical summaries with computer-generated reminders could improve clinicians’ compliance with CD4 testing guidelines in the resource-limited setting of sub-Saharan Africa.

Design
A prospective comparative study of two randomly selected outpatient adult HIV clinics in western Kenya. Printed summaries with reminders for overdue CD4 tests were made available to clinicians in the intervention clinic but not in the control clinic.
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19 March 2011 | No Comments »
Categories: Science | Country: Kenya | EHR: EHR | Tag(s): Alert/Reminder, emr, HIV, OpenMRS, Physicians

JAMIA: External support-based EHR strategy can be effective in rural settings

CMIO

“An external support resource centered on a national technical expertise center supported by global developer and implementer groups can be effective in successfully implementing and maintaining EHRs at multiple sites in resource-limited settings, according to a study in the May edition of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
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13 May 2010 | No Comments »
Categories: News | Country: Uganda | EHR: EHR | Tag(s): OpenMRS, Rural

Keys and obstacles to e-health in low income countries

PhysOrg

‘In an essay in the February 2010 issue of Health Affairs, a special issue of the journal devoted to global e-health, William Tierney, M.D., of Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute, and colleagues, who like Dr. Tierney have significant experience in the development of workable health information technology systems in low-income countries, identify critical steps toward allowing developing countries to cross the “digital divide” to realize the full potential of e-health to improve the quality and efficiency of their health care systems.
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17 February 2010 | No Comments »
Categories: News | Country: Kenya, United States | EHR: EHR | Tag(s): Developing Countries, Health Information Technology, HIV, OpenMRS

OpenMRS shines in Haiti

Fred Trotter

“I am utterly not surprised to hear that OpenMRS is shining in Haiti.
This reminds me of the tremendous reponse that the VA had to hurricane katrina using VistA. For fun you should ask those involved for the inside scoop of how VistA enabled an entire hospital to uproot and move over the course of a single week.
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25 January 2010 | No Comments »
Categories: News | Country: Haiti | EHR: EHR | Tag(s): Open Source, OpenMRS

Boston-based group employs IT strength in Haiti

Bernie Monegain, Healthcare IT News

“Information technology is playing a pivotal role in the work on the ground in earthquake-ravaged Haiti as Boston-based Partners in Health tends to the sick and the maimed.
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19 January 2010 | No Comments »
Categories: News | Country: Haiti, United States | EHR: EHR | Tag(s): Health Information Technology, HIV, Open Source, OpenMRS

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