Mobile personal health information system (mshauri)
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HIV and Aids has been identified worldwide as one of the main causes of reduced economic growth in most of the developing countries. This is because a lot of resources are diverted in health care provision to patient living with HIV and AIDS which also reduces personal output. Due to the devastating effect of HIV/AIDS, the government in 1999, declared HIV/AIDS a national disaster and established National AIDS Control Council (NACC) to coordinate a multisectoral fight against the pandemic (World bank, 2005). This enabled the government to avail enough resources and manpower in the fight against the spread of this disease. Kenya has achieved much in the areas of ARV dispensation, educating people on HIV and AIDS prevention and care. However one of the biggest problem affecting HIV and AIDS treatment is funding. Most of the organisations dealing with HIV and AIDS including the government still relying on donor funding to meet medication needs for their patients; due to this Most of the CCC’S are unable to provide patient medication requirement for the required duration of three months. Kenya is a transit country for Eastern and Central Africa, Hence there are a lot of migratory HIV and AIDS patient moving from one country to another especially truck drivers when delivering goods from Mombasa main port to the other parts of Eastern and central Africa. Due to this most of them spend more than three month on transit. This is more than medication provided. Usually ARV are provided for three months some of which it’s not possible due to their cost. This is one of the hindrance to reducing diseases caused by HIV and AIDS such as TB. To reduce this issue there are several CCC cares across the countries but due to lack of CCCs interoperability patients are not able to obtain medication when on transit due to lack of their treatment historical data which is very important for any medication to be provided. With the growth of mobile technology in world, this issue can be eliminated by ensuring that patient information which is normally captured and transmitted to NASSCOP is stored centrally. If a patient visit any CCC no need for providing any hardcopies document, use of guess or information stored as draft messages on their mobile phones. Using our personal health information mobile system, the patient system provides their patient identification number which is sent as a sms and a response is sent back to the clinician with the previous crucial services provided to the patient and the patient is provided with the required services. V The issue of patient visiting their origin CCC of registration in order to get all services is eradication because as long as their information maintained centrally they can obtain information from any CCCs. From our system testing if patient information has been stored correctly and also clinician information maintained in the system, security of patient data is maintained, nobody is able to obtain patient data and also patient cannot request for His/her information.
University of Nairobi