|Title||Design and development of an EMR for Ebola Treatment Centers in Sierra Leone using OpenMRS.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Jazayeri, D, Oza, S, Ramos, G, Fraser, H, Teich, JM, Kanter, AS, Ball, E|
|Journal||Stud Health Technol Inform|
Ebola treatment presents unique challenges for medical records because strict infection control requirements rule out most conventional record-keeping systems. We used the OpenMRS platform to rapidly develop an EMR system for the recently opened Kerry Town, Sierra Leone Ebola Treatment Centre. This system addresses the need for recording patient data and communicating it between the infectious and non-infectious zones, and is specifically designed for maximum usability by staff wearing cumbersome protective equipment. This platform is interoperable with other key eHealth systems in the country, and is extensible to other sites and diseases.
|Alternate Journal||Stud Health Technol Inform|