Using The Global Obstetric Fistula Electronic Registry to Digitalize Patient Records in Kathmandu Model Hospital

Authors

  • Hema Kumari Pradhan Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kathmandu Model Hospital, Nepal
  • Ganesh Dangal Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kathmandu Model Hospital, Nepal
  • Aruna Karki Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kathmandu Model Hospital, Nepal
  • Ranjan Shrestha Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kathmandu Model Hospital, Nepal
  • Kabin Bhattachan Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kathmandu Model Hospital, Nepal
  • Rekha Poudel Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kathmandu Model Hospital, Nepal
  • Nishma Bajracharya Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kathmandu Model Hospital, Nepal
  • Kenusha Devi Tiwari Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kathmandu Model Hospital, Nepal
  • Seth Cochran Operation Fistula, London, UK
  • Bryony Michaelson Operation Fistula, London, UK

Keywords:

Fistula repair, GOFER, operation fistula

Abstract

Aim: The aim of the study was to collect and digitalize data of patients who underwent fistula repair at Kathmandu Model Hospital. Once data were collected, a Tableau dashboard was built to visualize the collected data and to share key insights.

Methods: Operation Fistula built a digital version of Kathmandu Model Hospital’s Surgery Log, using a mobile data collection tool (CommCare). Researchers were trained on the data collection tool and provided with an electronic tablet device which hosted the application. Kathmandu Model Hospital then proceeded to input patient records, meanwhile providing Operation Fistula with key feedback to continue improving this process.

Results: The results of this process have been threefold: facilitation of data collection, creation of an accurate database and provision of clear insights with access to data visualization dashboards.

Conclusions: This study has shown the benefits of digitizing historical patient records using Operation Fistula’s Global Obstetric Fistula Electronic Registry (GOFER) platform. By creating an online database, this has the potential to be used for future academic research.

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Published

2018-11-18

How to Cite

Pradhan, H. K., Dangal, G., Karki, A., Shrestha, R., Bhattachan, K., Poudel, R., Bajracharya, N., Tiwari, K. D., Cochran, S., & Michaelson, B. (2018). Using The Global Obstetric Fistula Electronic Registry to Digitalize Patient Records in Kathmandu Model Hospital. Nepal Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 13(2), 44–46. Retrieved from https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/NJOG/article/view/21709

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Brief Communication