Information architecture considerations in designing a comprehensive tuberculosis enterprise system in Western Kenya

Judy Gichoya, Christopher Pearce, Nilmini Wickramasinghe

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Kenya ranks among the twenty-two countries that collectively contribute about 80% of the world's Tuberculosis cases; with a 50-200 fold increased risk of tuberculosis in HIV infected persons versus non-HIV hosts. Contemporaneously, there is an increase in mobile penetration and its use to support healthcare throughout Africa. Many are skeptical that such m-health solutions are unsustainable and not scalable. We seek to design a scalable, pervasive m-health solution for Tuberculosis care to become a use case for sustainable and scalable health IT in limited resource settings. We combine agile design principles and user-centered design to develop the architecture needed for this initiative. Furthermore, the architecture runs on multiple devices integrated to deliver functionality critical for successful Health IT implementation in limited resource settings. It is anticipated that once fully implemented, the proposed m-health solution will facilitate superior monitoring and management of Tuberculosis and thereby reduce the alarming statistic regarding this disease in this region.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 20 Aug 201323 Aug 2013
Conference number: 14th


Conference14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
Abbreviated titleMEDINFO 2013
OtherMedInfo 2013 continues a 39-year tradition of bringing together world leaders, policy makers, researchers, practitioners, educators, and students to exchange ideas and contribute to the latest developments, innovations, and global trends in this rapidly advancing, multidisciplinary field.

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