Interoperability and Crowdsourcing to Improve Antenatal Care Programs
Join MEASURE Evaluation for a one-hour webinar on January 19, 2016, at 10:00am EST. The webinar will focus on using data interoperability and crowdsourcing to help improve the management of health programs.
In the last decade, new and innovative eHealth solutions to healthcare challenges have been developed and introduced into health programs at a rapid rate. Many are related to improving client provider interaction, client health education and the delivery of clinical services. Some of these are also specific to health information systems (HIS). Mobile capture and reporting of data is one strategy that has exponentially improved HIS. Other interventions, such as data interoperability, have been used to improve data quality, the linking of disparate data sets, and access to data. Crowdsourcing has also been used to rapidly collect data and rapidly fill data gaps. These interventions provide valuable tools to enable health program managers to better manage their programs.
The webinar will discuss how data interoperability and integration and crowdsourcing are being used by the National Department of Health in South Africa to improve coverage and quality of antenatal maternal health services. Specifically, the webinar will address how the application of these interventions through the MomConnect project in South Africa are improving access to data so program managers will be able to better manage antenatal care (ANC) programs.