Improving Completeness, Accuracy & Timeliness of HIV Voluntary Counseling & Testing Client Data in Malawi Using Touchscreen Computers

Abstract

A real-time data collection system can mitigate problems of data completeness, accuracy and timeliness often experienced using paper-based data collection and subsequent data entry. The Client Management Information System developed for the Malawi AIDS Counseling and Resource Organization employs touchscreen computers to collect client information during voluntary counseling and testing sessions. A user-friendly interface allows counselors with low levels of computer literacy to electronically capture client data in real-time without compromising the quality of counseling.

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@article{Douglas2005ImprovingCA, title={Improving Completeness, Accuracy & Timeliness of HIV Voluntary Counseling & Testing Client Data in Malawi Using Touchscreen Computers}, author={Gerald P. Douglas and W. P. Killam and M. S. Hochgesang and R. A. Deula and W. Limbe and M. K. Davis}, journal={AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings. AMIA Symposium}, year={2005}, pages={942} }