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 (US)
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2013 - Proceedings of the 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages1
Edition1-2
ISBN (Print)9781614992882
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Event14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2013 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: Aug 20 2013Aug 23 2013

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Number1-2
Volume192
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

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

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., Bell, A., & Tierney, W. M. (2013). Experience implementing electronic health records in the antenatal clinic of a teaching and referral hospital in Kenya. In MEDINFO 2013 - Proceedings of the 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics (1-2 ed.). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 192, No. 1-2). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-289-9-1126