Open data kit, a solution implementing a mobile health information system to enhance data management in public health

Paul Macharia, Eva Muluve, John Lizcano, Chuck Cleland, Peter Cherutich, Ann Kurth

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Abstract

A Reliable and accurate public health information system is essential for monitoring health and for evaluating and improving the delivery of health-care services and programmes. In Public health, decision-making is critically dependent on the timely availability of accurate and sound data. Open Data Kit (ODK) a free and open-source set of tools can be used by health organizations to author, field, and manage mobile data collection as a sustainable m-Health solution. m-Health encompasses health-related uses of telecommunication and multimedia technologies within health service delivery and public health systems in data collection and management to enhance data quality, reduce turn-around time and facilitate immediate feedback to health systems. This paper evaluates the implementation of ODK as an m-Health solution to enhance data management in public health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 IST-Africa Conference and Exhibition, IST-Africa 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Print)9781905824397
StatePublished - 2013
Event2013 IST-Africa Conference and Exhibition, IST-Africa 2013 - Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: May 29 2013May 31 2013

Other

Other2013 IST-Africa Conference and Exhibition, IST-Africa 2013
CountryKenya
CityNairobi
Period5/29/135/31/13

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Public health
Information management
Information systems
Health
Turnaround time
Health care
Telecommunication
Decision making
mHealth
Availability
Acoustic waves
Feedback
Monitoring

Keywords

  • Data management
  • M-Health
  • Public health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Macharia, P., Muluve, E., Lizcano, J., Cleland, C., Cherutich, P., & Kurth, A. (2013). Open data kit, a solution implementing a mobile health information system to enhance data management in public health. In 2013 IST-Africa Conference and Exhibition, IST-Africa 2013 [6701738] IEEE Computer Society.

Open data kit, a solution implementing a mobile health information system to enhance data management in public health. / Macharia, Paul; Muluve, Eva; Lizcano, John; Cleland, Chuck; Cherutich, Peter; Kurth, Ann.

2013 IST-Africa Conference and Exhibition, IST-Africa 2013. IEEE Computer Society, 2013. 6701738.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Macharia, P, Muluve, E, Lizcano, J, Cleland, C, Cherutich, P & Kurth, A 2013, Open data kit, a solution implementing a mobile health information system to enhance data management in public health. in 2013 IST-Africa Conference and Exhibition, IST-Africa 2013., 6701738, IEEE Computer Society, 2013 IST-Africa Conference and Exhibition, IST-Africa 2013, Nairobi, Kenya, 5/29/13.
Macharia P, Muluve E, Lizcano J, Cleland C, Cherutich P, Kurth A. Open data kit, a solution implementing a mobile health information system to enhance data management in public health. In 2013 IST-Africa Conference and Exhibition, IST-Africa 2013. IEEE Computer Society. 2013. 6701738
Macharia, Paul ; Muluve, Eva ; Lizcano, John ; Cleland, Chuck ; Cherutich, Peter ; Kurth, Ann. / Open data kit, a solution implementing a mobile health information system to enhance data management in public health. 2013 IST-Africa Conference and Exhibition, IST-Africa 2013. IEEE Computer Society, 2013.
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