Efficient Electronic Capture of
Paper Medical Registry Books
ScanForm performs optical character and optical mark recognition on teleforms in rugged environments, relying only on Android mobile phones and sporadic internet connections to web servers.
Medical registry books provide a basic accounting of hospital activities, from which one can deduce patient influx rates, hospital ward workloads, and the prevalence of different diseases. Such statistics are of vital importance to the State for efficiently allocating resources across hospitals in most need, monitoring the time and location of emerging threats, and formulating high-level medical strategies.
Paper-based registries are commonplace in medical clinics all throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. Despite the importance of these books, attempts to automate the capture of their contents has mostly been a failure. Organizations have resorted to manual transcription under withering logistical costs, or simply not extracting any data at all.
ScanForm makes solving this problem as simple as a click.
After digitizing paper records, ScanForm can push the digital data by API to other applications, such as dhis2, or other tools we have built for fully-automated data visualization and case management, as shown here.
We express our gratitude to our medical partners for presenting the problem to us, for allowing our engineering teams to be embedded into their day-to-day operations, for opening their homes to us and providing us with their hospitality, and for their partnership and support.