RECIPROCAL EHEALTH SOLUTIONS FOR CARE COMPLIANCE AND COMMUNICATION ACROSS THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS
Disconnected communication between patients and healthcare providers, across the formal and informal healthcare system, has impaired patients’ compliance to care and overall health literacy in Kenya. In order to improving this relationship, as a crucial determinant of health outcomes, several reciprocal eHealth solutions have been carefully selected by the Kenyan Country Unit. Starting with an extended DHIS2 (District Health Information System 2) platform with tracker functionality -targeting both patients and institutions – and continuing with automated weekly calls informing mothers, the eHealth solutions aim at improving the performance of health care institutions and professionals and at the same time increase patient contact and literacy.
Based on Kenya’s national eHealth strategy and the shared vision that ICT can be instrumental in improving the health care, especially for vulnerable groups like women, children and adolescents, the Kenyan Country Unit supported the prototyping of three solutions during a hackathon:
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