Health information system model for monitoring treatment and surveillance for leprosy patients in Indonesia (case study in Pekalongan district, Central Java, Indonesia)

Enny Rachmani, Arif Kurniadi, Chien Yeh Hsu

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Abstract

After India and Brazil, Indonesia has the third highest incidence/prevalence of leprosy in the world. Every year thousands of new cases and case with grade-2 disability are reported and, while the recovery rate lingers only 80-90 %. Therefore, more than 10 % of leprosy patients drop out of treatment and can be a source of new infections in the community. Our research was aimed at determining apparent difficulties in the leprosy control program as well as how a health information system (HIS) could assist the Indonesian leprosy control program. We used qualitative method with deep interview and observation of document. One of the difficulties which the Indonesian leprosy control program faces is discontinuity of patient's data due to rotating staff as well as the treatment monitoring and queries patients which should be monitored after treatment has ceased. Technology implementation is feasible through short message service (sms) reminders and web base applications. The leprosy control program urgently needs to implement continuous monitoring and recording of patients because of the particular characteristics of this contagious disease.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2013 - Proceedings of the 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
Pages1096
Number of pages1
Volume192
Edition1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2013 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: Aug 20 2013Aug 23 2013

Conference

Conference14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2013
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period8/20/138/23/13

Keywords

  • Endemic disease
  • Leprosy
  • Public health informatics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management
  • Medicine(all)

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    Rachmani, E., Kurniadi, A., & Hsu, C. Y. (2013). Health information system model for monitoring treatment and surveillance for leprosy patients in Indonesia (case study in Pekalongan district, Central Java, Indonesia). In MEDINFO 2013 - Proceedings of the 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics (1-2 ed., Vol. 192, pp. 1096) https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-289-9-1096