Formative research for the eRegistries Initiative has involved comprehensive literature searches, systematic reviews, and international surveys of public health officials and health care providers on the status of maternal and child health registry systems in high burden countries.
The eRegistries Initiative capitalizes on the WHO essential interventions for maternal and child health. These interventions were prioritized by WHO based on consensus over their potential for significant impact, their suitability for implementation in low- and middle-income countries and the capacity for health service provision throughout the health sector.
The national Palestinian implementation involves research studies in both Gaza and the West Bank. Studies include cluster randomized controlled trials (cRCT) that are designed and monitored in collaboration with CISMAC to ensure high quality processes. Research topics include:
- eRegQual: integrated clinical decision and workflow support (this cRCT finished recruitment and is now in follow-up stage)
- eRegCom: feedback and benchmarking of care providers for improving quality of care (this cRCT is expected to begin in Autumn 2018)
- eRegCom: behavior change communication with tailored text messages to women (this cRCT is expected to begin in Autumn 2018)
In Bangladesh, the research will assess the combined impact of an eRegistry with a quality improvement program within government facilities in the Matlab area of Bangladesh. Enrolment is scheduled to begin in Summer 2018.
Projects and Grants
- Harmonized Reproductive Health Registries An initiative to improve data for maternal and child health initiatives(hRHR). This project was funded in 2011 by NORAD.
- Every Mother & Child counts: Implementing harmonized reproductive health registries (eMomc). This project was funded by NORAD in 2013.
- Harmonized Reproductive Health Registry Communication Strategies: Using Health Data to Empower Women and Health Systems. This GLOBVAC project was funded in 2013.
- A New Paradigm for Public Health Surveillance: Unlocking the Potential to Empower Women and Health Systems (HEALTHMPOWR).This project was funded by the European Research Council in 2013.
- Strengthening the extension of RMNCH services in Bangladesh with an electronic health registry: A cluster randomized controlled trial. This GLOBVAC project was funded in 2015.