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Continuous learning to prevent the next mistake

This newborn had fever and was theoretically brought to care on time. But health center staff didn't know what to do, so watched the baby for 2 days without giving antibiotics or milk. When the baby arrived to the hospital, it was too late. Altering patient outcomes is typically and simply about getting things right from the start.  Read more...

 
 
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ENGINEERING THE MEDICAL RECORD TO CATCH MISTAKES

This record is disorganized and difficult to read. Its documented history is incomplete and treatment wrong. To Walking Doctors, this is an opportunity. Why not structure the medical record so it helps health professionals do their jobs — much like the checklists pilots follow when flying planes? Is it possible to create a functional checklist for all diseases? Read more…

 
 
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Pandemic preparation thru Quality care today

The decision to build the WD product around an electronic compilation of dynamic evidence-based checklists came from the 2014 Ebola epidemic. That crisis taught us that care is care. When we figure out quality care support and response for diseases that afflict people every day, then we will know what to do for pandemics that will come one day. Read more...

 
 
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Patients as members of your community

Over-worked health care providers often regard patients as simply sick people who burden the medical system. In this picture, we found out that a patient named Princess had never had a birthday party because her birthday had been lost in the war. So we gave her one. Our relationship with Princess motivates us to make sure all heath systems have the resources needed to take care of their own princes and princesses.  Read more…