Electronic Patient Tracking System (EPTS)
Project Time Frame:
October 2018 - Present
Jembi is leading the process of updating, harmonising and centralising the OpenMRS EPTS platform in coordination with FGH and other PEPFAR clinical partners.
Producing accurate reports for PEPFAR MER indicators and MoH indicators into OpenMRS Reports module, on a standardized and manageable way
Provide support to Implementing Partners on the harmonization of the Data Basis in order to have a national core metadata for EPTS
Ongoing maintenance and hardening of the IOL and SHR reference technologies
The Ministry of Health and PEPFAR require partners to submit quarterly results for a predefined set of indicators using the same report definitions. There have been challenges managing these report definitions because of the different versions of OpenMRS being used by clinical partners. In addition, different architecture models are being used by the partners to distribute and manage their EPTS implementations, with some of the clinical partners using a centralised model to help with reducing patient record duplicates; where each clinic connects to a district or provincial level server instead of each facility managing their own set of patient IDs.
The remaining partners have implemented OpenMRS per health clinic which presents the problem of merging data up and managing duplicates at higher levels. Jembi and FGH to develop a joint plan of action to address all these obstacles and ensure that the data collection and reporting of all PEPFAR clinical partners is harmonised.
Key results for this project include
Technical Assessment of EPTS platform and architecture.
Joint EPTS work plan defined in coordination with FGH.
Requirements documents produced for PEPFAR Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (MER) indicators for HIV and TB: TX-PVLS, TX-NEW, TX-CURR, TX-TB, TB-PREV, TX-ML.
Release of EPTS 2.0 and EPTS 2.1.4 packages for Q1 and Q2 reporting.
EPTS January 2019 Release with changes for TX-CURR and TX-PVLS indicators
EPTS February 2019 Release for PEPFAR early retention indicators: IM-ER2 AND IM-ER4
Proposal produced and submitted to CDC for a centralised architecture.
Presentation of the centralised architecture proposal to clinical partners at PEPFAR HIS Partners Meeting.