Hamish S F Fraser
Affiliation: Harvard University
- Adaptation of a web-based, open source electronic medical record system platform to support a large study of tuberculosis epidemiologyHamish S F Fraser
Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 12:125. 2012..We added new reports for study managers, and developed data extraction tools for research staff and statisticians. Further adaptation to handle direct entry of laboratory data occurred after the study was launched...
- Medical information systems: a foundation for healthcare technologies in developing countriesGari D Clifford
Biomed Eng Online 7:18. 2008
- A web-based laboratory information system to improve quality of care of tuberculosis patients in Peru: functional requirements, implementation and usage statisticsJoaquin A Blaya
1Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard Medical School MIT, 77 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 7:33. 2007....
- Information systems for patient follow-up and chronic management of HIV and tuberculosis: a life-saving technology in resource-poor areasHamish S F Fraser
1Division of Social Medicine and Health Inequalities, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
J Med Internet Res 9:e29. 2007..These patients are at great risk of dying or developing drug resistance if their antiretroviral therapy is interrupted. Similar problems have been found in the scale-up of MDR-TB treatment...
- An information system and medical record to support HIV treatment in rural HaitiHamish S F Fraser
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Division of Social Medicine and Healthcare Inequalities, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
BMJ 329:1142-6. 2004
- Implementing electronic medical record systems in developing countriesHamish S F Fraser
Division of Social Medicine and Healthcare Inequalities, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Inform Prim Care 13:83-95. 2005..Finally, we discuss the importance of collaboration between projects in the development of electronic medical record systems rather than reinventing systems in isolation, and the use of open standards and open source software...
- Aggressive regimens for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis decrease all-cause mortalityCarole D Mitnick
Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
PLoS ONE 8:e58664. 2013..Analysis of observational data may inform the definition of an optimized regimen...
- Experience in implementing the OpenMRS medical record system to support HIV treatment in RwandaChristian Allen
Partners In Health, Boston, USA
Stud Health Technol Inform 129:382-6. 2007..The system is also in use in South Africa and Lesotho and is being deployed in Tanzania and Uganda...
- Full impact of laboratory information system requires direct use by clinical staff: cluster randomized controlled trialJoaquin A Blaya
Partners In Health, Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
J Am Med Inform Assoc 18:11-6. 2011..To evaluate the time to communicate laboratory results to health centers (HCs) between the e-Chasqui web-based information system and the pre-existing paper-based system...
- Personal digital assistants to collect tuberculosis bacteriology data in Peru reduce delays, errors, and workload, and are acceptable to users: cluster randomized controlled trialJoaquin A Blaya
Harvard MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
Int J Infect Dis 13:410-8. 2009..The PDA- and paper-based systems were evaluated based on processing times, frequency of errors, and number of work-hours expended by data collectors...
- E-health technologies show promise in developing countriesJoaquin A Blaya
Brigham and Women s Hospital in Brookline, Massachusetts, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 29:244-51. 2010..Donors and funders should require and sponsor outside evaluations to ensure that future e-health investments are well-targeted...
- Comprehensive treatment of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosisCarole D Mitnick
Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
N Engl J Med 359:563-74. 2008..We describe the management of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis and treatment outcomes among patients who were referred for individualized outpatient therapy in Peru...
- Experience implementing a point-of-care electronic medical record system for primary care in MalawiEvan Waters
Partners In Health, Boston, MA, USA
Stud Health Technol Inform 160:96-100. 2010..Initial results highlight some of the benefits of a point-of-care system such as improved data quality, emphasize the importance of sharing data with clinical practitioners, and shed light on how this approach could strengthen HMIS...
- Training software developers for electronic medical records in RwandaRowan P Seymour
Partners In Health, Boston, MA 02115 6019, USA
Stud Health Technol Inform 160:585-9. 2010..Finally we propose that training programs of this nature which produce local software developers who are familiar with medical informatics are a requirement for successful and sustainable eHealth implementations in the developing world...
- Implementation and initial evaluation of a Web-based nurse order entry system for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis patients in PeruSharon S Choi
Program in Infectious Disease and Social Change, Dept of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, 643 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Stud Health Technol Inform 107:202-6. 2004..Additionally, the nurse expressed satisfaction with the order entry system and its ease of use. The decrease in error rates and user satisfaction regarding the system are promising measures of our order entry system's success...
- Diagnostic accuracy of chest X-rays acquired using a digital camera for low-cost teleradiologyAgnieszka Szot
Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston MA, USA
Int J Med Inform 73:65-73. 2004..Our preliminary results show the potential usefulness of this technique particularly for tuberculosis and lung disease, but further studies are required to refine its potential...