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Clinical guidelines dissemination - any generic platform & app available?

By Goncalo Castro | 06 Nov, 2018

Dear colleagues,

Are you aware of any IT platform (hopefully open-source) allowing for publishing and disseminating clinical guidelines from a central repository to an Android-based app?

I found many specific apps from professional medical associations to disseminate their guidelines, as well as the MSF clinical guidelines app, but have not found so far a generic platform that could be customized and deployed in different contexts.

Thank you,

Gonçalo Castro
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute



Grahame Grieve Replied at 5:54 AM, 6 Nov 2018

The FHIR project has started working on covering this as part of FHIR, but it’s very draft at the moment

A/Prof. Terry HANNAN Moderator Replied at 6:16 AM, 6 Nov 2018

Goncalo, I would like to make, hopefully an enlightened comment, to this discussion before it goes too far.
We have had systems that have made available clinical guidelines in e-formats for years and recurrent research has shown that compliance with accepted guidelines is poor.
What we need is to system to provide "intelligent clinical support" from the established guidelines in a totally different manner.
Because I am unable to load a specific graphic from PowerPoint my point of view is confirmed in Slides 8 & 9 of a recent and upcoming presentation I have created. Terry Hannan

Attached resource:

David Cawthorpe Replied at 6:52 AM, 6 Nov 2018


Rodrigo Cargua Rivadeneira Replied at 8:11 AM, 6 Nov 2018

Good Morning
Might check
BAHMNI, OPENMRS are open source

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Pankaj Khare Replied at 8:29 AM, 6 Nov 2018

We can help as well at Bliss Health. Look us up at https://bliss.health.
The website needs lot of work but you get the idea.

Ilya Plotkin Replied at 3:51 PM, 7 Nov 2018

We have helped disseminate guidelines in module format (online learning) via the TRAIN Learning Network project:

New Opioid Prescribing Guidelines in Practice - https://www.train.org/main/course/1080903/
Applying CDC’s Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids: Module 3: Communicating with Patients WB2858 - https://www.train.org/main/course/1073776/
General Best Practice Guidelines for Immunization - WB2900 - https://www.train.org/main/course/1071871/
Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis in Health-Care Settings, MMWR 12/30/2005 - https://www.train.org/main/course/1055933/
2016 ATS/CDC/IDSA Clinical Practice Guidelines: Treatment of Drug-Susceptible Tuberculosis - https://www.train.org/main/course/1080157/
THE 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines: What are they, how have they changed, and how can you use them in practice? - https://www.train.org/main/course/1070520/

These are just a handful of examples. These can be interactive or straight text. Please feel welcome to connect () if there are specific guidelines you'd like to openly disseminate.

Elaine Baker Replied at 2:16 AM, 13 Nov 2018

This work (started in South Africa) may be of interest to you - it is an app which makes clinical guidelines available as android app in an easily navigable format https://emguidance.com/

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