Health Projects

1.BLIS

BLIS is an open-source system that can be implemented in a local, county, referral, regional or national laboratory. It seamlessly integrates with laboratory instruments and external systems thereby enabling electronic data interchange. It is aligned to the national agenda by providing cost-effective, efficient and effective lab workflow and has been adopted by Kapsabet and Bungoma county referral hospitals and successfully enabled the latter to achieve accreditation, the first in Kenya. Efforts and strategies should be made to scale out this solution nationwide. Read more about BLIS here.

2.RTQII

Rapid Testing Quality Improvement Initiative indicator reporting   aims to ensure the quality of HIV rapid testing and expand upon current in-country HIV rapid testing quality improvement work. The RTQII is comprised of the following five key action areas:

  • Policy Engagement Create an enabling framework for policy development
  • Human Resource Increase cadres of qualified testers through training and certification
  • Proficiency Testing Programs Increase uptake and coverage and demonstrate impact
  • Standardized Register Data Collection Tools Increase uptake and coverage and demonstrate impact Monitor the quality of testing
  • Post Market Surveillance Monitor the quality of new kit lotstest Kits.

The RTQII indicators are developed to help monitor the implementation of activities and to demonstrate progress in strengthening country capacity to improve the quality of HIV testing. These indicators will help assess processes, outcomes and impact. They may not satisfy every country need and may not be designed to provide information on all aspect of the HTC program in country-specific settings. However, they can be adapted at the country-level to assess the impact of overall efforts geared toward improving the quality of HIV testing. (Cited: http://rt-qi.com/about.php)

3.SLMTA(Stepwise Laboratory Management Towards Accreditation) ECHECKLIST

Reliable and efficient laboratory services are vital to well-functioning health systems. While top-notch laboratory practice is essential in disease surveillance and response and patient care, poor quality has overtime been documented more so in sub-Saharan Africa.  Medical laboratory accreditation is an integral part of professional laboratory practice. The compelling utilization of data challenges conventional ways of service delivery which makes laboratory electronic audit checklists instrumental in identifying weaknesses, recommending areas for improvement and measuring success. Among the many benefits, e-checklist simplifies data entry and checks for completeness, eliminates the need for paper forms and duplicate data entry, allows sharing of accurate audit information, implements multiple audit types and allows audit questions to be added/changed, tracks laboratory information, provides a way to search for audits and produces reports for visualizing and comparing audits besides running on a personal computer or from the web with one step install. Acknowledgements: CDC, APHL, MoH

4.MEDBOOK

This is an innovative universal health platform that allows you to securely store, access and share your medical records at the touch of a button. More importantly, what Medbook offers to you is this: a better healthcare and insurance plan. With your digitized medical history standardized to a universally accepted format, Medbook plugs you into an extraordinary diverse pool of medical practitioners as well as pairing you with an insurance provider who will meet your precise needs. Medbook proposes an interactive medium to allow various stakeholders to access the patient data securely utilizing the latest technologies in data encryption and access authentication.

5.Mother-​2-​Mothers

In col­lab­or­a­tion with HP (Hew­lett Pack­ard), we are cur­rently devel­op­ing a Mon­it­or­ing and Eval­u­ation Sys­tem for Mother-​2-​Mothers South Africa to track patients on the PMTCT (Pre­ven­tion of Mother to Child Trans­mis­sion of HIV/​AIDS) programme.

6.Early Infant Dia­gnosis (EID)

A sys­tem for the track­ing of HIV test data for infants at facil­ity level.

7.Integ­rated Dis­ease Sur­veil­lance and Response (IDSR)

A web and mobile sys­tem for rapid data col­lec­tion for sur­veil­lance of epi­demi­olo­gical dis­eases across the coun­try by the Depart­ment of Dis­ease Sur­veil­lance and Response in the Min­istry of Health (MOH).

8.Alkira Pro­ject

In Janu­ary 2012 we col­lab­or­ated with an Aus­tralia com­pany known as Alkira to carry out soft­ware devel­op­ment. we have imple­men­ted the fol­low­ing pro­jects for the team; Med­ic­a­tion Man­age­ment Mod­ule and Facil­ity Man­age­ment Mod­ule. Click here to read more about our col­lab­or­a­tion with Alkira.