Midwife service coverage, quality of work, and client health improved after deployment of an OpenSRP-driven client management application in Indonesia
Kevin Kurniawan, Inraini FitriaSyah, Ahmad Rafi Jayakusuma, Resty Asmauryanah Armis, Yusran Lubis, Muhammad Abdi Haryono, Benyamin Harefa, Anuraj Shankar
Available Online November 2019.
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- Maternal and Child Health, Health Information System, Open SRP, Indonesia, Summit Institute of Development
- The quality of maternal and child health services remains suboptimal in most low and middleincome countries (LMIC). Data are routinely collected with paper-based systems but are incomplete, underutilized, and reported as poorly-usable aggregated indicators. Therefore, we developed the Open Smart Register Platform (OpenSRP) application for midwives in Indonesia wherein routine paper registers were transformed into a smart real-time data-driven client management system. The app running on Android tablets was deployed as a matched-pair study in Central Lombok District in 2015-2018 to 30 frontline workers (midwives, nutritionists, and vaccinators) in 10 villages, and compared to workers in 10 matched villages using the routine paper-based system. Preliminary results indicate complete antenatal care (ANC) for pregnant women increased from 55% in the control area to 73% in the OpenSRP area (p<0.05). Moreover, postnatal care (PNC) visits for mothers and neonates increased from 1% in the control area to over 45% (p<0.05) in the OpenSRP area. Maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality tended to be lower at 27% compared to 8% in the control area. Using the OpenSRP system, health workers can take rapid action to provide better quality service based on data, which resulted in a higher impact on maternal and neonatal health.
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TY - CONF AU - Kevin Kurniawan AU - Inraini FitriaSyah AU - Ahmad Rafi Jayakusuma AU - Resty Asmauryanah Armis AU - Yusran Lubis AU - Muhammad Abdi Haryono AU - Benyamin Harefa AU - Anuraj Shankar PY - 2019/11 DA - 2019/11 TI - Midwife service coverage, quality of work, and client health improved after deployment of an OpenSRP-driven client management application in Indonesia PB - Atlantis Press SP - 155 EP - 162 SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ichs-18.2019.21 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/ichs-18.2019.21 ID - Kurniawan2019/11 ER -