Deploying our Electronic Medical Records solution in DRC
We recently came back from a field deployment in the Democratic Republic of Congo. We installed 6 Electronic Medical Record (EMR) solutions and another 5 radio sites.
The aim is to support health care workers in ultra rural settings to manage their medical records in a modern way and be able to report back to their distric hospital by transferring data over HF radio instead of the difficult travel needed currently.
1/ Deploying our Electronic Medical Records solution in DRC takes an unusual commute to work… @TeamRubicon @LTFHC pic.twitter.com/uAI7TPmrcZ— jmatsushita (@jmatsushita) October 11, 2014
2/ To be effective, in DRC, the iilab's server rooms are portable to allow for last minute updates and testing @LTFHC pic.twitter.com/w71cSTI3uV— jmatsushita (@jmatsushita) October 11, 2014
3/ This allows places like the Head Office of the Health Zone in Kalemie, to receive periodic medical reports @LTFHC pic.twitter.com/HVRrP9jc1o— jmatsushita (@jmatsushita) October 11, 2014
5/ …using HF radio modems with uucp a technology that was used at the very beginning of the internet. @LTFHC pic.twitter.com/NrxTNpnYSB— jmatsushita (@jmatsushita) October 12, 2014
6/ … with modern deployment (@ansible) http://t.co/o5ys9viO3Q and web app (@couchdb) map reducing reports in JS. http://t.co/Q69FqcaPvT— jmatsushita (@jmatsushita) October 12, 2014
7/ …so health care workers spend less time reporting and more with patients and using records that improve practice pic.twitter.com/bjTc70fN0m— jmatsushita (@jmatsushita) October 12, 2014