Data Wednesday Seminar

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

4:00pm - 5:00pm

164 Angell Street

PERFORMANCE AND IMPACT OF EHRs IN IMPROVING QUALITY OF CARE IN LOW AND MIDDLE INCOME COUNTRIES

Hamish Fraser
Associate Professor of Medical Science
Brown Center for Biomedical Informatics

Health information systems including Electronic Health Records are have been show to improve quality of care and reduce medical errors. In low and Middle income countries improving quality of care is a high priority especially for chronic diseases including HIV, MDR-TB, cardiovascular disease and Cancer. Electronic health records are increasingly widely used particularly to support HIV care. In this presentation I will discuss the current status of EHR deployments with the OpenMRS open source EHR, and the evidence for performance and clinical impact of OpenMRS in Rwanda and Kenya.

Wednesday, December 11
164 Angell Street, 3rd Floor Seminar Space
4:00-5:00 PM

Sponsored by DSI, CCMB, BCBI
Refreshments will be served.