Experience implementing electronic health records in the antenatal clinic of a teaching and referral hospital in Kenya

Benjamin Chemwolo, David Caloia, Kara Wools-Kaloustian, John Sidle, Rachel F. Spitzer, Martin Were, April Bell, William M. Tierney

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Abstract

Introduction: Electronic health records (EHRs) are receiving a lot of attention for their potential to improve care. Objective: To develop and implement EHRs in the antenatal clinic (ANC) of a teaching and referral hospital in Western Kenya. Results: A multidisciplinary team developed a phased implementation of EHRs in the ANC as part of a CDC-funded effort to develop and implement primary care EHRs in lower level and referral facilities in Kenya comprising a clinic registration system and initial- and return-visit encounter forms that captured and reported data required for reporting. This was successfully done, the EHR fully implemented in the ANC including a reminder system to enhance adherence to care guidelines. Conclusions: It is possible to implement EHRs in a referral hospital ANC.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Pages1126
Number of pages1
Volume192
Edition1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2013 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: Aug 20 2013Aug 23 2013

Other

Other14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2013
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period8/20/138/23/13

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Electronic Health Records
Kenya
Teaching Hospitals
Teaching
Referral and Consultation
Health
Reminder Systems
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
Primary Health Care
Research Design
Guidelines

Keywords

  • Computerized electronic medical record systems
  • developing countries
  • Kenya
  • reproductive medicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management
  • Medicine(all)

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Chemwolo, B., Caloia, D., Wools-Kaloustian, K., Sidle, J., Spitzer, R. F., Were, M., ... Tierney, W. M. (2013). Experience implementing electronic health records in the antenatal clinic of a teaching and referral hospital in Kenya. In Studies in Health Technology and Informatics (1-2 ed., Vol. 192, pp. 1126) https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-289-9-1126

Experience implementing electronic health records in the antenatal clinic of a teaching and referral hospital in Kenya. / Chemwolo, Benjamin; Caloia, David; Wools-Kaloustian, Kara; Sidle, John; Spitzer, Rachel F.; Were, Martin; Bell, April; Tierney, William M.

Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. Vol. 192 1-2. ed. 2013. p. 1126.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Chemwolo, B, Caloia, D, Wools-Kaloustian, K, Sidle, J, Spitzer, RF, Were, M, Bell, A & Tierney, WM 2013, Experience implementing electronic health records in the antenatal clinic of a teaching and referral hospital in Kenya. in Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. 1-2 edn, vol. 192, pp. 1126, 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2013, Copenhagen, Denmark, 8/20/13. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-289-9-1126
Chemwolo B, Caloia D, Wools-Kaloustian K, Sidle J, Spitzer RF, Were M et al. Experience implementing electronic health records in the antenatal clinic of a teaching and referral hospital in Kenya. In Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. 1-2 ed. Vol. 192. 2013. p. 1126 https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-289-9-1126
Chemwolo, Benjamin ; Caloia, David ; Wools-Kaloustian, Kara ; Sidle, John ; Spitzer, Rachel F. ; Were, Martin ; Bell, April ; Tierney, William M. / Experience implementing electronic health records in the antenatal clinic of a teaching and referral hospital in Kenya. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. Vol. 192 1-2. ed. 2013. pp. 1126
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