Enhancing information quality as part of the disease surveillance system in Malawi, Africa: reflections on a mHealth intervention

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dc.contributor.author Andersson, Bo
dc.contributor.author Wu, Tsung-Shu Joseph
dc.contributor.author O'Donoghue, John
dc.contributor.author Mastellos, Nikolaos
dc.contributor.author Thompson, Matthew
dc.contributor.author Hardy, Victoria
dc.contributor.author Ide, Nicole
dc.contributor.author Heavin, Ciara
dc.contributor.author O'Connor, Yvonne
dc.contributor.author Carlsson, Sven
dc.contributor.author Chirambo, Griphin Baxter
dc.contributor.author Lee, Hsin-yi
dc.date.accessioned 2020-09-16T08:02:46Z
dc.date.available 2020-09-16T08:02:46Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Andersson, B., Wu, T., O'Donoghue, J., Mastellos, N., Thompson, M., Hardy, V., Ide, N., Heavin, C., O’Connor
, Y., Carlsson, S., Chirambo, G., & Lee, H. (2017) ‘Enhancing information quality as part of the disease surveillance system in Malawi, Africa: Reflections on a mHealth intervention’, in Paspallis, N., Raspopoulos, M., Barry, C., Lang, M., Linger, H. and Schneider, C. (eds.) Information Systems Development: Advances in Methods, Tools and Management (ISD2017 Proceedings). Larnaca, Cyprus: University of Central Lancashire Cyprus. ISBN: 978-9963-2288-3-6. http://aisel.aisnet.org/isd2014/proceedings2017/General/4 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 12 en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-9963-2288-3-6
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/10524
dc.description.abstract Public health surveillance and response to disease outbreaks is still a hurdle in many developing countries across sub-Saharan Africa. Pivotal in disease surveillance and response is the reliance on valid information, hence, the need for information which has high Information quality characteristics. A key issue with disease surveillance systems, stem from the diverse range of data sources with various levels of information quality that may affect the trustworthiness of the information. However, with the increasing diffusion of mobile phone technologies, there are opportunities to improve IQ. The aim of this study was to assess the information quality in data collected through a smartphone application the usefulness of such technologies in disease surveillance. Based on qualitative data from interviews, workshop and system specifications, it was found that information quality improves with the use of smartphone applications but aspects such as user competence, must be addressed to maximize the benefits of using mobile technologies for disease surveillance. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Association for Information Systems en
dc.relation.uri https://aisel.aisnet.org/isd2014/proceedings2017/General/4/
dc.relation.uri http://isd2017.uclancyprus.ac.cy/
dc.rights © 2017, the Authors. This material is brought to you by the ISD 2017 Proceedings at AIS Electronic Library (AISeL). en
dc.subject Disease surveillance en
dc.subject eHealth en
dc.subject mHealth en
dc.subject Malawi en
dc.subject Africa en
dc.subject IDSR en
dc.subject IQ en
dc.title Enhancing information quality as part of the disease surveillance system in Malawi, Africa: reflections on a mHealth intervention en
dc.type Conference item en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Yvonne O'Connor, Business Information Systems, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: y.oconnor@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2020-09-15T11:59:22Z
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dc.contributor.funder Seventh Framework Programme en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
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dc.internal.conferencelocation Larnaca, Cyprus en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress y.oconnor@ucc.ie en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7::SP1::HEALTH/305292/EU/Supporting Low-cost Intervention For disEase control/SUPPORTING LIFE en


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