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Experience implementing electronic health records in the antenatal clinic of a teaching and referral hospital in Kenya.

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Moi Teaching & Referral Hospital, Eldoret, Kenya.

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.

PMID:
23920900
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