|Title||AccessMRS: integrating OpenMRS with smart forms on Android.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Fazen, LE, Chemwolo, BT, Songok, JJ, Ruhl, LJ, Kipkoech, C, Green, JM, Ikemeri, JE, Christoffersen-Deb, A|
|Journal||Stud Health Technol Inform|
|Keywords||electronic health records, Forms and Records Control, Information Storage and Retrieval, Medical Record Linkage, Mobile Applications, Programming Languages, Software Design, Systems Integration, User-Computer Interface|
We present a new open-source Android application, AccessMRS, for interfacing with an electronic medical record system (OpenMRS) and loading 'Smart Forms' on a mobile device. AccessMRS functions as a patient-centered interface for viewing OpenMRS data; managing patient information in reminders, task lists, and previous encounters; and launching patient-specific 'Smart Forms' for electronic data collection and dissemination of health information. We present AccessMRS in the context of related software applications we developed to serve Community Health Workers, including AccessInfo, AccessAdmin, AccessMaps, and AccessForms. The specific features and design of AccessMRS are detailed in relationship to the requirements that drove development: the workflows of the Kenyan Ministry of Health Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) supported by the AMPATH Primary Health Care Program. Specifically, AccessMRS was designed to improve the quality of community-based Maternal and Child Health services delivered by CHVs in Kosirai Division. AccessMRS is currently in use by more than 80 CHVs in Kenya and undergoing formal assessment of acceptability, effectiveness, and cost.
|Alternate Journal||Stud Health Technol Inform|
|Grant List||2T32GM07205 / GM / NIGMS NIH HHS / United States|
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