NLM Informatics Lecture Series: Design of a Phone-Based Clinical Decision Support System for Resource-Limited Settings

Date: November 29, 2011 Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location: Building 38, Board of Regents Room
Event Type: Lecture

Clinical decision support systems (CDSS) can improve the quality of health care offered to patients in resource-limited settings. While previous work has shown that these types of systems improve clinician compliance with care guidelines in these settings, access to CDSS at the point of care is limited. Moreover, even when CDSS are available, compliance rates remain low.

This talk will describe a multi-method approach used to document the types of failures that can affect CDSS implementations. ODK Clinic, a phone-based system created to address these common failures, will be described. Informed by early results of a deployment at one of the largest HIV treatment programs in sub-Saharan Africa, the talk will conclude with findings relevant to implementers of mobile systems for health care providers in resource-limited settings.

Seating in the Board of Regents Room is limited and is first-come, first-seated. This event will be internally broadcast.

For additional information, contact Karen Steely 301-435-3137