Adaptation of an electronic dashboard to monitor HIV viral load testing in Côte d’Ivoire

African Journal of Laboratory Medicine

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Title Adaptation of an electronic dashboard to monitor HIV viral load testing in Côte d’Ivoire
Creator Kirk, Mary Assoa, Paul H. Iiams-Hauser, Casey Kouabenan, Yves-Rolland Antilla, Jennifer Steele-Lane, Caleb Rossum, Greg Komena, Pascal Sadate Ngatchou, Patricia Abiola, Nadine Kouakou, Alain Pongathie, Adama Koffi, Jean B. Adje, Christiane Perrone, Lucy A.
Subject Laboratory Information Systems HIV viral load; electronic dashboard; patient monitoring; laboratory information system; Côte d’Ivoire
Description Background: The Ministère de le Santé et de l’Hygiène Publique in Côte d’Ivoire and the international community have invested in health information systems in Côte d’Ivoire since 2009, including electronic laboratory information systems. These systems have been implemented in more than 80 laboratories to date and capture all test results produced from these laboratories, including HIV viral load (VL) testing. In 2018 the national HIV programme in Côte d’Ivoire requested international support to develop real-time tools such as dashboards to aggregate and display test-specific data such as HIV VL testing to support the country’s programmatic response to HIV.Intervention: The VL dashboard was adapted in 2018 using source software code obtained from the Kenyan Ministry of Health and modified for the Ivorian context. The dashboard enables users to assess relevant clinical data from all Ivoirians living with HIV who undergo VL testing through dashboard data visualisations, including the number of VL tests, kinds of samples tested, and VL levels stratified by demographics and geographic location.Lessons learnt: The VL dashboard enables rapid analysis of VL testing data from across the country and enables the national HIV programme, donors and partners to respond rapidly to issues pertaining to access, turn-around times and others.Recommendations: Adapting existing open-source software is an effective and efficient way to implement transformative tools such as dashboards. The VL dashboard will likely be an essential tool for Côte d’Ivoire to meet the United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS 90-90-90 targets.
Publisher AOSIS
Contributor US PEPFAR, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under Cooperative Agreement (6 NU2GGH001968-04-
Date 2021-05-17
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/ajlm.v10i1.1284
Source African Journal of Laboratory Medicine; Vol 10, No 1 (2021); 6 pages 2225-2010 2225-2002
Language eng
Coverage Cote d'Ivoire — —
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Mary Kirk, Paul H. Assoa, Casey Iiams-Hauser, Yves-Rolland Kouabenan, Jennifer Antilla, Caleb Steele-Lane, Greg Rossum, Pascal Komena, Patricia Sadate Ngatchou, Nadine Abiola, Alain Kouakou, Adama Pongathie, Jean B. Koffi, Christiane Adje, Lucy A. Perrone