Digitizing Healthcare In Rural Nepal

Why Having an Electronic Medical Record Matters

Our engineer, Anant, conducting EMR trainings with our nurses.

Therefore, we’re thrilled to announce that after two years of work with ThoughtWorks, we launched one of rural Nepal’s first EMR systems.

The Rise of EMR’s

Efficiency Is a Moral Must

Typically, EMR cost is high, the technology is advanced, and the adoption around the world is quite rare — especially in remote settings of poverty.

Beyond Collecting Data

Mothers, Community Health Workers, and Nurses come together for a group post-antenatal care visit.

“It’s an interesting shift,” says Alex Harsha, researcher at Possible. “It’s not just putting data down — it’s learning how to utilize that data, how to synthesize it, how to look for the right things to make smarter clinical decisions.”

This challenge in practice is a hurdle not often thought or talked about.

Registering our first patient into the EMR.

“The Trust In Your Healthcare System”

Many of Thoughtworks’ global health projects are in rural areas around the world, yet they told us that of all their implementations in remote places, where we work is the most inaccessible.

“It’s amazing some patients walk eight days to get here,” says Peddada. “It shows the trust your patients have in your healthcare system here. And whatever little ThoughtWorks is doing, I hope that adds to that trust.”

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