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AitaHealth

AitaHealth

Why

“In a full, diverse and rich empirical world, we need to determine what basic data to collect about a community in a systematic and on-going way. Our criteria for selecting what to collect are based on its purpose and the value the information would have for health care service provision and health outcomes.”

– This is the reasoning behind the questions and content available in AitaHealth, according to Professor Tessa Marcus from the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Pretoria (UP).

Partnering with the University of Pretoria (UP) in 2014, Mezzanine developed the mobile medical assessment app, AitaHealth.

Development did not stop with the initial launch of the product. We hold monthly governance meetings to analyse the data, listen to feedback from end-users and then suggest new improvements to the content, workflow and reports available in the application.

What

The AitaHealth application provides an effective solution to complex requirements, namely that data is required to provide essential information that enables Ward Based Outreach Teams (WBOTs) to deliver community orientated primary care services to defined communities. AitaHealth was developed to fulfil the following needs:

  1. The identification of the people who usually live in a geographical locality (by household and individual) and their domestic circumstances.
  2. That the data collected needs to support the organisation of ongoing care and follow-up visits which requires specific protocols.
  3. That data needs to be collected for monitoring and evaluation, which is necessary to ensure that WBOTs are effective at the local level.
  4. The data must be able to generate new knowledge about the health of individuals, families and communities.

“In essence, the role and success of the programme and its role players is to promote community health, to educate the community, to focus on disease prevention and early detection of risk and illnesses, to refer those who are ill to the appropriate health care facilities, to follow up, and to ensure continuity.”

– Nomonde Bam, from the University of Pretoria, who have been part of the AtiaHealth content design team since the application went live on 20 August 2014.

How

Ward Based Outreach Teams use a customised mobile application to capture the registration and assessment details of the households they visit on a daily basis.

During the household registration the head of the household is interviewed to identify any household risks. A broad household “Triage Assessment” is also conducted to determine if any household members require assistance with key health issues.

All the data from the assessment is captured using the mobile application. In-application validation of data ensures that data is captured accurately. Built in skip logic also assists the CHWs to ask the correct questions to the relevant household members, based on the individual’s demographics. The household members with risks are “flagged” after completing the household assessment and health screening. The CHW can then schedule a follow-up visit on a future date for the specific household. Follow-up visits are managed and tracked using a “Task Management” feature – empowering CHWs to manage their own workload and also giving their Team Leaders visibility on their visit schedule.

The details of the assessments are immediately available for Team Leaders and Managers to review using a web reporting interface. Aggregated data, trend graphs and spatial information can be viewed on National, Provincial, District, Team and individual level.

Where

AitaHealth is currently live in 3 provinces in South Africa where more than 1500 CHWs are actively using it. Since 20 August 2014, when AitaHealth was launched in Mamelodi, the CHWs enrolled on the AitaHealth platform have collectively registered more than 414 000 households,  1 094 000 individuals and scheduled more than 579 000 follow-up visits for at-risk individuals.

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