Secondary Data Use in Rwanda: Leveraging OpenMRS for Global HIV Research
Epidemiology and Community Health
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.
Muhoza, B., Remera, E., Shi, Q., Kabahizi, J., Brazier, E., Sinayobye, J., & Duda, S. (2019). Secondary Data Use in Rwanda: Leveraging OpenMRS for Global HIV Research. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 264, 1732. https://doi.org/10.3233/SHTI190620