We created a web-based laboratory information system, e-Chasqui to connect public laboratories to health centers to improve communication and analysis. After one year, we performed a pre and post assessment of communication delays and found that e-Chasqui maintained the average delay but eliminated delays of over 60 days. Adding digital verification maintained the average delay, but should increase accuracy. We are currently performing a randomized evaluation of the impacts of e-Chasqui.
|Original language||American English|
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2007|
Blaya, J. A., Shin, S. S., Yagui, M. J. A., Yale, G., Suarez, C., Asencios, L., & Fraser, H. (2007). Assessing effects of the e-Chasqui laboratory information system on accuracy and timeliness of bacteriology results in the Peruvian tuberculosis program. AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium, 873.