We make data-driven decisions.
With our homegrown electronic health record (EHR) system, we track the needs and care of each beneficiary so no one falls through the cracks. Using tablets, our medical providers and community health workers can access and update beneficiaries’ records whether in the clinic or in the field. The system also visualizes data so that beneficiaries can easily see their progress.
Our EHR helps community health workers provide the right care at the right time. The system prompts community health workers to ask questions and address topics that are relevant to each beneficiary. Based on beneficiary data, the EHR also suggests appropriate follow-up services, such as referrals.
We use aggregate EHR data to continuously monitor and evaluate our programs. Our team meets monthly and reviews data for all of our key indicators, such as number of immunizations completed and number of severely malnourished children. We identify which parts of our programs are working and we adapt those that have room for improvement.
To help other NGOs maximize their impact, we have made our open-source EHR software publicly available.