Improving decision making at the primary health care level through better designed paper-based information systems.

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Using a multi-disciplinary approach that combines design thinking with rigorous quantitative and qualitative research, the PHISICC (Paper Based Health Information System in Comprehensive Care) project will investigate paper-based health information systems to test if redesigned paper-based tools and processes impact decision making and health outcomes.


Does an innovative paper-based health information system (PHISICC) improve data quality and use in primary healthcare? Protocol of a multicountry, cluster randomised controlled trial in sub-Saharan African rural settings

Abstract Introduction : Front-line health workers in remote health facilities are the first contact of the formal health sector and are confronted with life-saving decisions. Health information systems (HIS) support the... read more →


Our multidisciplinary partnership combines co-creative and design processes with rigorous quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research. Our partners include Swiss TPH, Sonder Design, YAAY, gravitytank, 3 African countries, and a technical advisory group.

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