Efficient Electronic Capture of
Paper Medical Registry Books
ScanForm enables paper forms to be transcribed with a single smartphone photo. Once the photograph is uploaded to the cloud, the handwriting is auto-transcribed and can be exported to Excel. Visual analytics can be auto-computed in real-time.
This technology, built by QED, has been used for several years for epidemiological surveillance in Kenya, and has been highlighted on The Gates Notes. ScanForm was designed for highly rugged environments, such as rural medical clinics without stable electricity, where malaria/HIV/TB surveillance is also crucial, but electronic infrastructure is absent. Paper guarantees that data entry is easy, and ScanForm ensures that data will be received.
Handwritten data is digitized and exportable to Excel within 60 seconds.
Photograph on left. Digitally populated and auto-transcribed template on the right.
Mission-critical medical data is hidden in seas of handwritten books and papers.
Paper is Everywhere! Especially in global health!
books… summaries of books… summaries of summaries… data quality degradation
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.