Open data kit, a solution implementing a mobile health information system to enhance data management in public health

Paul Macharia, Eva Muluve, John Lizcano, Chuck Cleland, Peter Cherutich, Ann Kurth

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Abstract

A Reliable and accurate public health information system is essential for monitoring health and for evaluating and improving the delivery of health-care services and programmes. In Public health, decision-making is critically dependent on the timely availability of accurate and sound data. Open Data Kit (ODK) a free and open-source set of tools can be used by health organizations to author, field, and manage mobile data collection as a sustainable m-Health solution. m-Health encompasses health-related uses of telecommunication and multimedia technologies within health service delivery and public health systems in data collection and management to enhance data quality, reduce turn-around time and facilitate immediate feedback to health systems. This paper evaluates the implementation of ODK as an m-Health solution to enhance data management in public health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 IST-Africa Conference and Exhibition, IST-Africa 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Print)9781905824397
StatePublished - 2013
Event2013 IST-Africa Conference and Exhibition, IST-Africa 2013 - Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: May 29 2013May 31 2013

Publication series

Name2013 IST-Africa Conference and Exhibition, IST-Africa 2013

Other

Other2013 IST-Africa Conference and Exhibition, IST-Africa 2013
CountryKenya
CityNairobi
Period5/29/135/31/13

Keywords

  • Data management
  • M-Health
  • Public health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Macharia, P., Muluve, E., Lizcano, J., Cleland, C., Cherutich, P., & Kurth, A. (2013). Open data kit, a solution implementing a mobile health information system to enhance data management in public health. In 2013 IST-Africa Conference and Exhibition, IST-Africa 2013 [6701738] (2013 IST-Africa Conference and Exhibition, IST-Africa 2013). IEEE Computer Society.