Keneba Electronic Medical Records System (KEMReS)

The Keneba Electronic Medical Records System is a live clinic system that captures patient morbidity data for all patients attending MRC Keneba Enhanced Primary Health Care Facilities. The system allows us to undertake clinical trials requiring detailed morbidity records on clinic presentations and follow up of particular groups of patients, such as those with chronic diseases. Set up in December 2009, it is interlinked with the West Kiang DSS and the Keneba Biobank.

Coded data on medical history, examination, investigation, ICD-10 diagnosis and treatment including drug prescription is directly entered into the system by trained clinical personnel and has replaced paper records. The data is linked to the unique subject West Kiang identification number recorded within the West Kiang DSS. With 600 patient contacts per week including emergencies and midwifery maternity services, this is the main health care facility for our West Kiang study population. The system is flexible to allow extensions as required by individual research projects for the generation of specific call lists, identification of cohorts of interest, audits and linkage of demographic data with data from the biobank and phenotypical clinical presentation.

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