Etracker - TB screening and TB Care/Treatment

Overview of the eHealth solution

The TB eTracker is built to capture patient level data; it consists of two programs, TB Screening and TB Care. The main aim of the tracker is to track defaulters and follow ups for patients

Health System Challenges and Interventions

In ensuring data quality, accuracy, completeness and timeliness of the data has always been a challenge. Additionally, primary data collection tools at the health facilities are not available to the district, regions and national level great difficulty in using paper based system for tracking and default tracing of clients. Data Collation from registers sometimes leads to errors and affects data quality. It become necessary to develop client based individual TB Tracker. Work load in tallying and preparing summary reports and errors in tallying.

Lessons learned during implementation

When routine health service data is visible, easily available and accessible on a common platform for all managers, there are constructive critiques on what the typical trends of specific indicators should look like versus what anomalies are being recorded to prompt further inquiry. This leads to continuous discussions on; How to improve upon reporting rates data completeness, accuracy and internal consistencies of the routine health service data. Helps to draw the true pattern of service utilization against the knowledge of the interventions that are being put into the health care service delivery system across the various districts 

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