Quality data useful for quality of care

Clinical Information Network, CIN activities have contributed to the quality of care provided to children with diarrhoea and dehydration. Correct fluid prescription is beneficial for management of dehydration reducing risk of child death. This was reported at the CIN meeting by Dr Sam Aketch of the KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme. Overall, the Clinical Information Network seeks to: improve routine mortality and morbidity data, improve information available to hospitals for quality improvement efforts, promote development of health information systems that support quality care and improved health care planning, and explore the impact of better information on quality of care.