How might a clinical information network be promoting implementation of recommended paediatric care practices in Kenyan hospitals?

We previously proposed a clinical network as a solution to challenges implementing recommended practices in Kenyan hospitals based on our understanding of theory and context. Here, we report how we have enacted what was proposed and use a recent typology to deconstruct the intervention into its elements and articulate how we think the network may produce change. We offer a more generalised statement of our theory of change in a context–mechanism–outcome configuration. We hope this will complement a planned independent evaluation of ‘how things work’, will help others interpret results of change reported more formally in the future and encourage others to consider further examination of networks as means to scale up improvement practices in health in lower income countries. More

Variation in and risk factors for paediatric inpatient all-cause mortality in a low income setting: data from an emerging clinical information network

All-cause mortality is highly variable across hospitals and associated with clinical risk factors identified in disease specific guidelines. A panel of these clinical features may provide a basic common data framework as part of improved health information systems to support evaluations of quality and outcomes of care at scale and inform health system strengthening efforts. More

What we do

I Doc Africa seeks to improve Health Care by adopting new knowledge and skills in trainings targetted towards health care workers not only in Kenya but in Africa. In addition, the site contains a lot of ueseful information on research, updated guidelines and quality care tools some of which are useful in assessing Hospitals and health care facilities.

Basic Paediatric Protocols 2016

The booklet is aimed at doctors, clinical officers, nurses and other health
workers responsible for the care of sick newborns and young children at all
levels, although mainly targets those who have to provide basic hospital care.

Basic Paediatric Protocols 2016

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