•  18 May 2023
     17:00 - 18:00

Daniel Burka, Reena Gupta, Andrew E Moran, Jennifer Cohn, Sohel R Choudhury, Tim Cheadle, Rahul Mullick and Thomas R Frieden

Join Daniel Burka in discussion with Katie MacLure (BCS Health & Care Scotland) for our live BCS BMJ HCI Journal Club hosted by Digital Health.


This journal club is based on a paper entitled, ‘Keep it simple: designing a user-centred digital information system to support chronic disease management in low/middle-income countries’

The authors set out to implement a user-centred digital health information system to facilitate rapidly and substantially increasing the number of patients treated for hypertension in low/middle-income countries. User-centred design produced ‘Simple’, an offline-first app for mobile devices to record patient clinical visits and a web-based dashboard to monitor programme performance. This has resulted in a rapidly scaled mobile app over the last 4 years reaching more than 11 400 primary care facilities in four countries with over 3 million patients enrolled. Join us to hear more about this implementer report on a digital information system for hypertension programmes that accommodates healthcare worker time constraints by minimising data entry and focusing on key performance indicators can successfully reach scale in low-resource settings.