eLearning for Childhood Illness
The Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) approach was developed by WHO and UNICEF in order to address the challenge of under five years mortality in low income countries. The introduction of IMCI at country level, however, requires a great deal of coordination among existing health programs and services. Main challenges include the adaptation of national IMCI guidelines on a regular basis as well as training and retraining of a sufficient number of staff in IMCI. In order to tackle these challenges, an eLearning Tool called ICATT (IMCI Computerized Adaptation and Training Tool). ICATT had been designed and made available to all countries
The generic version is available as down-load from the ICATT training web-site (www.icatt-impactt.org).
CRVS Digitisation in Data for Health Initiative
The Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Programme of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health (D4H) initiative is using information and communication technology to improve CRVS systems.
Processes in CRVS systems in low and middle income countries are being re-engineered to improve coordination between the stakeholders involved and to accommodate new technological tools. The introduction of these new tools aims to improve efficiency and the quality of national mortality data that is of utmost importance for sound public policy-making.
Decision Support for Disease Prevention at Primary Care in Switzerland
Disease prevention and health promotion is an important theme in primary care. When going for a ‘check-up’ at a primary care physician there is a surprisingly wide variation of recommendations for what screening and interventions should be done. This project is built on the latest evidence on which prevention measure has proven effectiveness for particular age groups. An information system linked to the Electronic Medical Record generates relevant scores and individualized graphics for a targeted health coaching.