NYMC Faculty Publications

Title

Secondary Data Use in Rwanda: Leveraging OpenMRS for Global HIV Research

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

August 2019

Department

Epidemiology and Community Health

Abstract

The Rwandan Ministry of Health supports a countrywide installation of the Open Medical Record System (OpenMRS) to improve clinical recordkeeping and patient care. However, electronic medical records also can be a valuable source of data for observational and experimental studies. We describe the challenges and lessons learned when reusing OpenMRS data in Rwanda for global HIV epidemiology research.

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