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Continuous Surveillance Systems and Electronic Medical Record Integration in Nepal

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Continuous Surveillance Systems and Electronic Medical Record Integration in Nepal

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Launched in 2016, Continuous Surveillance System and Electronic Medical Record Integration in Nepal uses digital health data and a mobile-based household survey to identify, monitor, and respond to illnesses identified at a facility or through community interactions at the household level. The system is expanding in Dolakha and Achham and Community Health Workers are now using fingerprinting while enrolling community members. The information collected feeds back to healthcare workers and the government, providing critical surveillance data to shorten both the detection timeline and the time for response.

Impact

The Continuous Surveillance System improves epidemic response by public health officials and health workers. The project also aims to validate integrated electronic medical records as capable of creating accurate surveillance data from syndromic and diagnostic information collected at the point of care.

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    “What the Fourth Industrial Revolution can teach us about healthcare in poor countries”

    Article by Duncan Maru, CSO of Possible, and Honorable Minister Gagan Thapa, Minister of Health of Nepal, about the possibilities for LMICs to set up infrastructure to use big data to create "n = all" healthcare systems. Published on the World Economic Forum blog.

    Article by Duncan Maru, CSO of Possible, and Honorable Minister Gagan Thapa, Minister of Health of Nepal, about the possibilities for LMICs to set up infrastructure to use big data to create "n = all" healthcare systems. Published on the World Economic Forum blog.

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