Applying More Than 25 Years of Electronic Patient Records Experience to a Third World Health Environment and Making It Work: MUFHS Program-Eldoret, Kenya
Terry J Hannan, Joseph K Rotich, Lameck Diero, Wilson Odero, Abraham Siika, Faye E Smith, John Bii, Robert M Einterz, William M Tierney
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There now exists documentation of more than 25 years of effective clinical computing as well as significant failures. These systems exist mainly in economically developed countries such as Europe and North America. This paper addresses those factors involved in the effective implementation of computer-based patient record technologies in a Third World environment in western Kenya. The ability of the Computer-Based Patient Record (CBPR) to effectively measure the health care process has led to the Moi Medical Record System (MMRS) becoming the driving force behind the development of new clinics to measure and manage a wide range of health care problems, in particular HIV-related illnesses.