Using the Global Obstetric Fistula Electronic Registry to Digitalize Patient Records in Kathmandu Model Hospital

  • Hema Kumari Pradhan Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kathmandu Model Hospital;
  • Ganesh Dangal Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kathmandu Model Hospital;
  • Aruna Karki Department of Surgery, Kathmandu Model Hospital, Exhibition Road, Nepal.
  • Ranjana Shrestha Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kathmandu Model Hospital;
  • Kabin Bhattachan Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kathmandu Model Hospital;
  • Rekha Poudel Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kathmandu Model Hospital;
  • Nishma Bajracharya Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kathmandu Model Hospital;
  • Kenusha Devi Tiwari Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kathmandu Model Hospital;
  • Seth Cochran Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kathmandu Model Hospital;
  • Bryony Michaelson Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kathmandu Model Hospital;

Abstract

Aims: The aim of the study was to collect and digitalize data of patients who underwent fi stula repair at Kathmandu Model Hospital. Once data were collected, a Tableau dashboard was built to visualize the collected data and to share key insights.


Methods: Operation Fistula built a digital version of Kathmandu Model Hospital’s Surgery Log, using a mobile data collection tool (CommCare). Researchers were trained on the data collection tool and provided with an electronic tablet device which hosted the application. Kathmandu Model Hospital then proceeded to input patient records, meanwhile providing Operation Fistula with key feedback to continue improving this process.


Results: The results of this process have been threefold: facilitation of data collection, creation of an accurate database and provision of clear insights with access to data visualization dashboards.


Conclusions: This study has shown the benefi ts of digitizing historical patient records using Operation Fistula’s Global Obstetric Fistula Electronic Registry (GOFER) platform. By creating an online database, this has the potential to be used for future academic research.


Keywords: fi stula repair, GOFER, operation fi stula.

Published
Jan 21, 2019
How to Cite
PRADHAN, Hema Kumari et al. Using the Global Obstetric Fistula Electronic Registry to Digitalize Patient Records in Kathmandu Model Hospital. Nepal Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, [S.l.], v. 13, n. 2, p. 44-46, jan. 2019. ISSN 1999-8546. Available at: <http://njog.org.np/njog/index.php/njog/article/view/955>. Date accessed: 24 june 2019.
Section
Brief Communication