Dr Chris Paton studies the use of open-source Electronic Health Records (EHR) software, online learning and mobile technology to improve healthcare delivery in low-resource settings.
LEARNING HEALTH SYSTEM
In a learning health system, health care providers use electronic health records to identify problems, implement local solutions and check if the solutions are effective.
Health informatics, or the use of IT in healthcare, needs to find innovative solutions for low income settings, such as the use of open-source softwares and mobile technology. This approach has been used to deliver training to rural healthcare workers in Kenya.