Digital Health Seminar: Dr Pratap Kumar
|Dates:||18 April 2019|
|Times:||11:00 - 12:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students|
|Speaker:||Dr Pratap Kumar|
Join the Health eResearch Centre for the latest in their series of Digital Health Seminars.
Title: Frugal innovation in health systems technology in LMIC settings
Speaker: Dr Pratap Kumar, Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya
Routine health data systems in LMIC settings mostly rely on paper-based tools, with complex and expensive workflows required to deliver digital data. Alternatives have typically focussed on technologies used in high-income settings, such as computer-based EMR systems. Technologies for health systems in low-resource settings could benefit from the widespread availability and use of paper and mobile phones. In this talk I present two solutions that focus on 'paper-first' and 'mobile-first' clinical workflows. PaperEMR is an innovative, paper-first approach to EMRs, using rubber stamps as a low-cost, print-on-demand technology for using checklists in primary healthcare delivery. GabrielTRM is a mobile-first system built around a narrative medical record for tele-consultations and referral management in remote, rural settings. While both solutions rely on smartphones, approaches to generating clinical data vary, with the former delivering structured data and the latter combining narrative history, multimedia and conversations. The talk will make the case for developing and integrating paper-first and mobile-first workflows in the design of technologies for LMIC health systems.
Dr Pratap Kumar
Organisation: Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya
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