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A web-based laboratory information system to improve quality of care of tuberculosis patients in Peru: functional requirements, implementation and usage statistics

Joaquin A Blaya, Sonya S Shin, Martin JA Yagui, Gloria Yale, Carmen Z Suarez, Luis L Asencios, J Peter Cegielski, Hamish SF Fraser
2007 BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making  
Methods: A web-based laboratory information system "e-Chasqui" has been designed and implemented in Peru to improve the timeliness and quality of laboratory data.  ...  Conclusion: Electronic laboratory information systems have a large potential to improve patient care and public health monitoring in resource-poor settings.  ...  Acknowledgements We wish to thank Betty Palma, Michael Seaton, Darius Jazayeri and Ellen Ball for designing and maintaining these systems, Carmen Contreras and Socios en Salud Sucursal Peru for their technical  ... 
doi:10.1186/1472-6947-7-33 pmid:17963522 pmcid:PMC2198908 fatcat:frqyojgtdncilfb7dmxq7usvtu

Medical information systems: a foundation for healthcare technologies in developing countries

Gari D Clifford, Joaquin A Blaya, Rachel Hall-Clifford, Hamish S F Fraser
2008 BioMedical Engineering OnLine  
Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank Socios en Salud, Zanmi Lazante, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for their support in  ...  Another web-based module termed e-Chasqui has been designed and implemented to improve the timeliness and quality of laboratory data [28] .  ...  In conceptualizing technology-based improvements to health care in the developing world, it is essential to bear in mind the disparities of access and quality of care that currently exist within the health  ... 
doi:10.1186/1475-925x-7-18 pmid:18547411 pmcid:PMC2447839 fatcat:6uipos43lnd2faoj6mzi5admgi

Implementing electronic medical record systems in developing countries

Hamish Fraser, Paul Biondich, Deshen Moodley, Sharon Choi, Burke Mamlin, Peter Szolovits
2005 Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics  
We discuss pilot projects demonstrating that such systems are possible and can expand to manage hundreds of thousands of patients.  ...  The developing world faces a series of health crises including HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis that threaten the lives of millions of people.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Support for patient care in Haiti was provided by the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and in Kenya by the PEPFAR programme.  ... 
doi:10.14236/jhi.v13i2.585 fatcat:lejrnfvpmvh2zmn3nxxv2mbqgm

Towards Effective Emerging Infectious Diseases Surveillance: Evidence from Kenya, Peru, Thailand, and the U.S.­-Mexico Border

Sophal Ear
2012 Social Science Research Network  
Respondents should be aware that notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person shall be subject to a penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if it does not display a currently  ...  the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This study was prepared by a team and is based on fact--finding missions to Peru, Kenya, Thailand, and  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2228473 fatcat:oigxsaybsncvhg2c5t4hhotheq

Towards Effective Emerging Infectious Diseases Surveillance: Evidence from Kenya, Peru, Thailand, and the U.S.­‐Mexico Border

Sophal Ear
2012 Social Science Research Network  
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This study was prepared by a team and is based on fact--finding missions to Peru, Kenya, Thailand, and  ...  It created a web--based surveillance system to monitor avian influenza.  ...  This will allow the four states to work together and share information on a secure web--based platform.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2225406 fatcat:l5ty3kqmxfbxhboipemaskzski

Impacts of e-health on the outcomes of care in low- and middle-income countries: where do we go from here?

John Piette, KC Lun, Lincoln Moura, Hamish Fraser, Patricia Mechael, John Powell, Shariq Khoja
2012 Bulletin of the World Health Organization  
Acknowledgements John Piette is a Veterans Affairs Senior Research Career Scientist. The views  ...  of picture archiving and communication systems may lead to reductions in hospital stays and increased clinical efficiency, which, in turn, may also reduce costs. 28 The web-based laboratory information  ...  system used for tuberculosis care in Peru, eChasqui, was estimated to cost only 1% of the entire budget of the National Peruvian Tuberculosis Programme. 29 Electronic picture-archiving and communication  ... 
doi:10.2471/blt.11.099069 pmid:22589570 pmcid:PMC3341688 fatcat:h3wyil5oqvhevfvxssg2tcs3sm

Perspectives on Global Public Health Informatics [chapter]

Janise Richards, Gerry Douglas, Hamish S. F. Fraser
2013 Health Informatics Series  
Lack of stable electrical power, availability of Internet connections, and a workforce that can support the information technology remain barriers to successful implementation.  ...  Yet, through experiences in the implementation of information technology as supported by  ...  This growth in patient-level systems has created a greater need to standardize functional and technical requirements for health information systems, design systems that facilitate and enable interoperability  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-1-4471-4237-9_31 fatcat:22jqexsd4bcubjsw2wctx5dgvy

The Promise of Mobile Technologies for the Health Care System in the Developing World: A Systematic Review

Grigorios Karageorgos, Ioannis Andreadis, Konstantinos Psychas, George Mourkousis, Asimina Kiourti, Gianluca Lazzi, Konstantina S. Nikita
2018 IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering  
Several studies have been conducted that characterize the impact of m-health solutions in resource-limited settings and assess their potential to improve health care.  ...  Evolution of mobile technologies and their rapid penetration to people's daily lives, especially in the developing countries, have highlighted mobile health, or m-health, as a promising solution to improve  ...  , has been implemented and shown promise in improving treatment compliance of Tuberculosis patients [48] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/rbme.2018.2868896 pmid:30188840 fatcat:e7krrfbagrfanpoeuwfvuy35ha

The Elusive Path Toward Measuring Health Outcomes: Lessons Learned From a Pseudo-Randomized Controlled Trial of a Large-Scale Mobile Health Initiative

Patricia Mechael, Nadi Nina Kaonga, Subhashini Chandrasekharan, Muthu Perumal Prakash, Joanne Peter, Aakash Ganju, Nirmala Murthy
2019 JMIR mHealth and uHealth  
controlled trial to evaluate the impact of mMitra, a stage-based voice messaging program to improve maternal, newborn, and child health outcomes in urban slums in India.  ...  Mobile health (mHealth) offers new opportunities to improve access to health services and health information.  ...  and treatment in an effort to improve quality of care and in turn health outcomes.  ... 
doi:10.2196/14668 pmid:31436165 pmcid:PMC6724498 fatcat:ihhrlwyylbejpmrqgcsb35eipu

A Scoping Review of Supply Chain Management Systems for Point of Care Diagnostic Services: Optimising COVID-19 Testing Capacity in Resource-Limited Settings

Kuhlula Maluleke, Alfred Musekiwa, Kabelo Kgarosi, Emily Mac Gregor, Thobeka Dlangalala, Sphamandla Nkambule, Tivani Mashamba-Thompson
2021 Diagnostics  
This scoping review mapped evidence on supply chain management (SCM) systems for POC diagnostic services to reveal evidence that can help guide future research and inform the improved implementation of  ...  Point of care (POC) testing has enabled rapid coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) diagnosis in resource-limited settings with limited laboratory infrastructure and high disease burden.  ...  Limitations of the health system: packaging of Provision of medical The formative all required supplies and timely delivery of Betran et al., 2018 [34] supply kits to improve quality of antenatal care  ... 
doi:10.3390/diagnostics11122299 pmid:34943536 pmcid:PMC8700402 fatcat:eztq4et4rzc2lm44tnxbo7mawq

The Relationship Between Information and Communication Technologies and the Delivery of Public Health: A Country-level Study

Wullianallur Raghupathi, Sarah Jinhui Wu
2011 Communications of the Association for Information Systems  
.‖ Increased ICTs usage leads to increased health care expenditure.  ...  Results indicate in most cases ICT factors have a significant correlation to a country's delivery of public health over and above a country's income level.  ...  Systems in Peru and Rwanda, set up by Voxiva Inc., allow staff to send data on patient care to a Web-based reporting system through a phone system.  ... 
doi:10.17705/1cais.02808 fatcat:oklll3vkpnhxjn3zgfushs7m2i

Bioterrorism preparedness and response: use of information technologies and decision support systems

D M Bravata, K McDonald, D K Owens, D Buckeridge, C Haberland, C Rydzak, M Schleinitz, W M Smith, H Szeto, D Wilkening, M Musen, B W Duncan (+6 others)
2002 Evidence report/technology assessment (Summary)  
information to help improve health care quality.  ...  private-sector organizations in their efforts to improve the quality of health care in the United States.  ...  Alphabetical List of Expert Advisors  ... 
pmid:12154489 pmcid:PMC4781373 fatcat:l7cnskmpmrg7xnytncvrsn3tli

Tuberculosis [chapter]

Barry R. Bloom, Rifat Atun, Ted Cohen, Christopher Dye, Hamish Fraser, Gabriela B. Gomez, Gwen Knight, Megan Murray, Edward Nardell, Eric Rubin, Joshua Salomon, Anna Vassall (+4 others)
2017 Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition (Volume 6): Major Infectious Diseases  
Blaya and others (2007) evaluated a Web-based laboratory management and reporting system, eChasqui, also in Lima, in a large random control trial of 1,671 patients in 44 clinics, 12 of which were randomized  ...  Partners In Health developed and deployed a Web-based medical record for managing MDR TB in Peru in 2001, with tools to allow clinicians to view trends in lab data and changes in medications as well as  ... 
doi:10.1596/978-1-4648-0524-0_ch11 fatcat:ixid2e2xsjaslb3x7afbq24xre

Controlling tuberculosis in the United States. Recommendations from the American Thoracic Society, CDC, and the Infectious Diseases Society of America

Zachary Taylor, Charles M Nolan, Henry M Blumberg, American Thoracic Society, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Infectious Diseases Society of America
2005 MMWR Recommendations and Reports  
The Advisory Council for the Elimination of Tuberculosis has called for a renewed commitment to eliminating TB in the United States, and the Institute of Medicine has published a detailed plan for achieving  ...  During 1993-2003, incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in the United States decreased 44% and is now occurring at a historic low level (14,874 cases in 2003).  ...  Acknowledgments The following persons provided constructive and helpful insights: WJ Burman  ... 
pmid:16267499 fatcat:6s2y2c5glbbgjcbi5sundqc6ga

International advisers

1985 Synthetic metals  
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS We wish to sincerely thank TB patients, who participated in this study.  ...  We are extremely grateful to the staff of Heart to Heart centre and HIV clinic NAUTH Nnewi, Anambra State, Nigeria for their active support in the collection of samples.  ...  to impoverished and vulnerable sections of the population, and improving quality of care for all.  ... 
doi:10.1016/0379-6779(85)90076-1 fatcat:fpi55r5xwvcw5gotgegqig6otu
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