Quality data for quality care, the Clinical Information Network

Dr. Magdalene Kuria of Kisumu East County Hospital acknowledged that the data being generated on sick newborns within the clinical information network (CIN) ‘had greatly improved’ since 2013 and encouraged everyone to aim towards quality data, since this has a direct impact on the quality of care provided to patients. She was speaking a CIN meeting that took place on 10 – 11th of November in Nairobi at the Gracia gardens hotel.

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Pediatricians, nurses, health records information officers, and data clerks spread from across 14 Kenyan county hospitals met to discuss on; the effective means of running quality improvement projects, hospital reports, REDCap use and reporting, district health information software outputs, refresher on CIN data collection, standard operating procedures, (SOPs) and other useful topics and issues emerging around the hospital network.
To date there have been over 95,000 admissions since September 2013 to present within hospitals in the network. These hospital are; Machakos, Embu, Kiambu, Kerugoya, Mbagathi, Nyeri, Busia, Kisumu East, Mama Lucy, Kakamega, Mbale, Karatina, Vihiga and Kitale.