The AMPATH medical record system: creating, implementing, and sustaining an electronic medical record system to support HIV/AIDS care in western Kenya.

William M. Tierney, Joseph K. Rotich, Terry J. Hannan, Abraham M. Siika, Paul Biondich, Burke W. Mamlin, Winstone M. Nyandiko, Sylvester Kimaiyo, Kara Wools-Kaloustian, John Sidle, Chrispinus Simiyu, Erika Kigotho, Beverly Musick, Joseph Mamlin, Robert Einterz

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Abstract

Providing high-quality HIV/AIDS care requires high-quality, accessible data on individual patients and visits. These data can also drive strategic decision-making by health systems, national programs, and funding agencies. One major obstacle to HIV/AIDS care in developing countries is lack of electronic medical record systems (EMRs) to collect, manage, and report clinical data. In 2001, we implemented a simple primary care EMR at a rural health centre in western Kenya. This EMR evolved into a comprehensive, scalable system serving 19 urban and rural health centres. To date, the AMPATH Medical Record System contains 10 million observations from 400,000 visit records on 45,000 patients. Critical components include paper encounter forms for adults and children, technicians entering/managing data, and modules for patient registration, scheduling, encounters, clinical observations, setting user privileges, and a concept dictionary. Key outputs include patient summaries, care reminders, and reports for program management, operating ancillary services (e.g., tracing patients who fail to return for appointments), strategic planning (e.g., hiring health care providers and staff), reports to national AIDS programs and funding agencies, and research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedinfo. MEDINFO
Pages372-376
Number of pages5
Volume12
EditionPt 1
StatePublished - 2007

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Electronic Health Records
Kenya
Medical Records
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
HIV
Rural Health Services
Urban Health
National Health Programs
Health Personnel
Developing Countries
Primary Health Care
Decision Making
Patient Care
Appointments and Schedules
Research

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  • Medicine(all)

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Tierney, W. M., Rotich, J. K., Hannan, T. J., Siika, A. M., Biondich, P., Mamlin, B. W., ... Einterz, R. (2007). The AMPATH medical record system: creating, implementing, and sustaining an electronic medical record system to support HIV/AIDS care in western Kenya. In Medinfo. MEDINFO (Pt 1 ed., Vol. 12, pp. 372-376)

The AMPATH medical record system : creating, implementing, and sustaining an electronic medical record system to support HIV/AIDS care in western Kenya. / Tierney, William M.; Rotich, Joseph K.; Hannan, Terry J.; Siika, Abraham M.; Biondich, Paul; Mamlin, Burke W.; Nyandiko, Winstone M.; Kimaiyo, Sylvester; Wools-Kaloustian, Kara; Sidle, John; Simiyu, Chrispinus; Kigotho, Erika; Musick, Beverly; Mamlin, Joseph; Einterz, Robert.

Medinfo. MEDINFO. Vol. 12 Pt 1. ed. 2007. p. 372-376.

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Tierney, WM, Rotich, JK, Hannan, TJ, Siika, AM, Biondich, P, Mamlin, BW, Nyandiko, WM, Kimaiyo, S, Wools-Kaloustian, K, Sidle, J, Simiyu, C, Kigotho, E, Musick, B, Mamlin, J & Einterz, R 2007, The AMPATH medical record system: creating, implementing, and sustaining an electronic medical record system to support HIV/AIDS care in western Kenya. in Medinfo. MEDINFO. Pt 1 edn, vol. 12, pp. 372-376.
Tierney WM, Rotich JK, Hannan TJ, Siika AM, Biondich P, Mamlin BW et al. The AMPATH medical record system: creating, implementing, and sustaining an electronic medical record system to support HIV/AIDS care in western Kenya. In Medinfo. MEDINFO. Pt 1 ed. Vol. 12. 2007. p. 372-376
Tierney, William M. ; Rotich, Joseph K. ; Hannan, Terry J. ; Siika, Abraham M. ; Biondich, Paul ; Mamlin, Burke W. ; Nyandiko, Winstone M. ; Kimaiyo, Sylvester ; Wools-Kaloustian, Kara ; Sidle, John ; Simiyu, Chrispinus ; Kigotho, Erika ; Musick, Beverly ; Mamlin, Joseph ; Einterz, Robert. / The AMPATH medical record system : creating, implementing, and sustaining an electronic medical record system to support HIV/AIDS care in western Kenya. Medinfo. MEDINFO. Vol. 12 Pt 1. ed. 2007. pp. 372-376
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