An eRegistry is an organized system for collecting, managing, analyzing, and most importantly, using reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health data to improve women and children’s health. eRegistries are strategically designed to facilitate data use – through accurate and easily available clinical decision support for health care providers, personalized messages to pregnant woman and automated analysis and reporting to public health officials. These built-in features ensure timely use of data by all those who need it. The evolution of health information from aggregate data reporting to individual-level data is becoming the new norm. Implementing eRegistries is, however, a far more fundamental leap than merely changing reporting routines and technology - it changes how health systems work. Based on point-of-care registration, data points drive decision support and workflows along and across the continuum of care, while indicators are derived and presented to supervisors and managers.
FREE AND OPEN SOURCE
Developed in a participatory manner with care providers in free and open source software (FOSS), eRegistries can be used on any technology platform, from ubiquitous mobile phones through tablets to personal computers.
MEDICAL RECORD ACCESS AND DECISION SUPPORT
Easy access to medical records across the entire spectrum of care and across all levels of health care facilities. eRegistries also provides clinical guidline support to improve decision making and data capture at the point of care to reduce duplicate reporting.
Automated processing and analysis leading to consistent, timely receipt of reports. Automation also improves data quality and integrity - making health indicators actionable and standardized.
Allows clients to receive appointment reminders, personalized health messages and the confidence that their medical history is accessible by appropriate health care providers, as needed.