Innovative approaches to application of information technology in disease surveillance and prevention in Western Kenya

@article{Odero2007InnovativeAT,
  title={Innovative approaches to application of information technology in disease surveillance and prevention in Western Kenya},
  author={Wilson W. Odero and Joseph K. Rotich and Constantin T. Yiannoutsos and Tom Ouna and William M. Tierney},
  journal={Journal of biomedical informatics},
  year={2007},
  volume={40 4},
  pages={390-7}
}
We describe an electronic injury surveillance system that provides data for improving patient care and monitoring injury incidence and distribution patterns. Patients with injuries visiting a rural Kenyan primary care center were enrolled consecutively over 14 months. Injury information was added onto an existing medical record database that captures data for each patient visit. A new injury data encounter form and entry screen were created that included geographical coordinates of the injury… CONTINUE READING