In last month’s Technology Salon, we looked at Health Information Systems that improved reporting systems for governments. But what about improving patient care? Giving clinicians support and feedback at the point of care can bring about immediate changes in diagnosis and treatment, and start the reporting process with high-quality data.
Baobab Health Partnership is using innovations like touchscreen clinical workstations and unique power systems to guide low-skilled healthcare workers through the diagnosis and treatment of patients according to national protocols. They’ve even developed a HIV eVCT System – a locally designed and implemented solution to advance medical care in real time for Malawians in resource-poor settings.
Here is a video of their electronic records system in action registering new patients:
We’ll have Mike McKay, former country director, lead us through their technology choices and into a larger discussion around improving feedback loops inside the clinic, not just above it. We’ll also have a hardware show and tell to get acquainted with the technology.
Improving Patient Care with ICT: A Malawian Example
July Technology Salon
Thursday, July 23 8:30-10am
UN Foundation Conference Room
1800 Mass Avenue, NW, Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20036 (map)
Do note that we’ll have hot coffee and Krispe Kreme donuts to wake you up, but seating is limited and the UN Foundation is in a secure building. So the first fifteen (15) to RSVP will be confirmed attendance and then there will be a waitlist.