Study site: Palestine
eRegQual: Electronic health registry with interactive checklists and clinical decision support for improving quality of antenatal care
Trial registration: ISRCTN, ISRCTN18008445 (Updated May 2018)
The eRegistry can host electronic point-of-care tools for health workers that can support healthcare delivery. eRegistry’s interactive checklists and clinical decision support serve the dual purpose of patient care and data capture.
The eRegQual study is embedded within the national implementation of the MCH eRegistry in the West Bank, Palestine. We will assess if and how the eRegistry’s interactive checklists with clinical decision support changes care processes for pregnant women.
We will conduct a time and motion study, "eRegTime: Electronic health registry use by care providers in primary healthcare- a time and motion sub-study", to compare changes in workflow and time taken for documentation in the primary healthcare clinics with and without the eRegistry. This study is scheduled to start during the summer of 2018.
Prinicipal Investigator: J. Frederik Frøen, Norwegian Institute of Public Health / Center for Intervention Science in Maternal and Child Health (CISMAC), University of Bergen
Project leader, implementation: Buthaina Ghanem, Palestinian National Institute of Public Health, World Health Organization, Ramallah, Palestine
Post-doctoral fellow: Kjersti Mørkrid Blom-Bakke, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
PhD candidates: Mahima Venkateswaran, Binyam Bogale Bungudo, Norwegian Institute of Public Health / Center for Intervention Science in Maternal and Child Health (CISMAC), University of Bergen
Master students: Marie Hella Lindberg (University of Oslo), Kim Frost (University of Oslo)
- MCH eRegistry Standard Operating Procedures for routine registry operations, List of data items
- Venkateswaran M, Mørkrid K, Ghanem B, Abbas E, Abuward I, Baniode M, et al. eRegQual—an electronic health registry with interactive checklists and clinical decision support for improving quality of antenatal care: study protocol for a cluster randomized trial. Trials. 2018;19(1):54. doi: 10.1186/s13063-017-2386-5.
- Venkateswaran M, Mørkrid K, Abu Khader K, Awwad T, Friberg IK, Ghanem B, Hijaz T, Frøen JF, Routine health information systems indicators for antenatal care: a comparison with individual-level clinical data from antenatal records in the West Bank (submitted)