Darius Jazayeri

Darius Jazayeri
ThoughtWorks, Inc. · Global Health

M.Eng.

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Introduction
Additional affiliations
March 2014 - present
ThoughtWorks, Inc.
Position
  • Principal Architect
February 2002 - May 2015
Partners in Health
Position
  • Lead Software Developer

Publications

Publications (30)
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Background Stringent infection control requirements at Ebola treatment centers (ETCs), which are specialized facilities for isolating and treating Ebola patients, create substantial challenges for recording and reviewing patient information. During the 2014-2016 West African Ebola epidemic, paper-based data collection systems at ETCs compromised th...
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Ebola treatment presents unique challenges for medical records because strict infection control requirements rule out most conventional record-keeping systems. We used the OpenMRS platform to rapidly develop an EMR system for the recently opened Kerry Town, Sierra Leone Ebola Treatment Centre. This system addresses the need for recording patient da...
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Introduction: Multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) is a complex infectious disease that is a growing threat to global health. It requires lengthy treatment with multiple drugs and specialized laboratory testing. To effectively scale up treatment to thousands of patients requires good information systems to support clinical care, reporting, drug foreca...
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The overall objective of this project was to investigate ways to strengthen the OpenMRS community by (i) developing capacity and implementing a network focusing specifically on the needs of OpenMRS implementers, (ii) strengthening community-driven aspects of OpenMRS and providing a dedicated forum for implementation-specific issues, and; (iii) prov...
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Open Source Software (OSS) is undergoing extraordinary growth. This rapid growth requires an increasing number of software developers working in a variety of areas. Computing education needs to provide students with professional experience, preferably within the context of a large, distributed software project. Educating students within OSS project...
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Due to the fact that health care professionals in Malawi are often overstretched, the use and quality of health data can be compromised. The Malawi Health Management Information System (HMIS) has streamlined data collection and reporting and increased the use of data to improve care. Obstacles remain, including incomplete reporting and low staff mo...
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Objective: OpenMRS (www.openmrs.org) is a configurable open source electronic medical record application developed and maintained by a large network of open source developers coordinated by the Regenstrief Institute and Partners in Health and mainly used for HIV patient and treatment information management in Africa. Our objective is to develop an...
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Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis has been reported in 45 countries, including countries with limited resources and a high burden of tuberculosis. We describe the management of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis and treatment outcomes among patients who were referred for individualized outpatient therapy in Peru. A total of 810 patients...
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We have created a patient tracking system within the web-based HIV-EMR to minimize loss-to-follow-up among HIV patients which has been estimated to be as high as 62% in programs in Africa. This system generates a graphical representation of the status of each patients visits and medication pick-ups. By identifying missing patients early, the system...
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Managing the stock and supply of medication is essential for the provision of health care, especially in resource poor areas of the world. We have developed an innovative, web-based stock management system to support nine clinics in rural Haiti. Building on our experience with a web-based EMR system for our HIV patients, we developed a comprehensiv...
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Scaling up HIV and TB treatment rapidly in a resource poor setting is greatly facilitated when community health workers can monitor patient well-being and ensure that patients adhere to medication. In addition, it is almost essential that patients receive a food package while being treated for HIV and TB, since medication can be ineffective if pati...
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The challenge of scaling up HIV treatment in Africa has led to a new emphasis on improving health systems in impoverished areas. One aspect of this is the development and deployment of electronic medical record systems to support HIV and TB treatment. In this paper we describe the design and implementation of a new medical record architecture to su...
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OpenMRS is an open source infrastructure for the creation of medical record systems in developing countries. Produced and maintained collaboratively across multiple institutions, this framework consists of an open source data model, a set of core application functions, and a default implementation. The goal of this implementation is to provide the...
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The PIH-EMR is a Web based electronic medical record that has been in operation for over four years in Peru supporting the treatment of drug resistant TB. We describe here the types of evaluations that have been performed on the EMR to assess its impact on patient care, reporting, logistics and observational research. Formal studies have been perfo...
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Millions of people are continue to die each year from HIV/AIDS. The majority of infected persons (>95%) live in the developing world. A worthy response to this pandemic will require coordinated, scalable, and flexible information systems. We describe the OpenMRS system, an open source, collaborative effort that can serve as a foundation for EMR dev...
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While most people with AIDS do not yet have access to anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs), large ARV treatment programs are being rolled out in many areas in Sub-Saharan Africa. ARV programs have substantial data management needs, which electronic medical record systems (EMRs) are helping to address. While most sophisticated EMRs in low-income regions are...
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Large healthcare projects in developing countries need to track data for clinical care, patient outcomes, medication supplies, and research. These heterogeneous information needs are compounded by the wide range of skills and experience of staff. We describe analysis tools designed to bridge these requirements in a tuberculosis (TB) treatment proje...
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Lack of infrastructure, including information and communication systems, is considered a barrier to successful HIV treatment programmes in resource poor areas. The authors describe how they set up a web based medical record system linking remote areas in rural Haiti and how it is used to track clinical outcomes, laboratory tests, and drug supplies...
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Store-and-forward telemedicine, using e-mail to send clinical data and digital images, offers a low-cost alternative for physicians in developing countries to obtain second opinions from specialists. To explore the potential usefulness of this technique, 91 chest X-ray images were photographed using a digital camera and a view box. Four independent...
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Socios En Salud uses directly observed therapy to treat a majority of the multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Peru. The nurses play an important role in this community-based model as the patients' primary care givers. Since nurses, rather than physicians, are involved in patients' daily care, we developed a nurse-order entry system to test whether...
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HIV-AIDS has become the world's leading infectious cause of adult deaths. Approximately 5% of Haiti's adult population is infected with HIV, making it the most affected nation in the western hemisphere[1]. The non-governmental organization Zanmi Lasante (ZL) launched an innovative program 5 years ago to treat HIV patients in the very impoverished c...
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Multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is an important and growing problem in many developing countries. New strategies have been developed to combat the disease but require complex treatment regimens and close monitoring of patients' bacteriology results. We describe a web-based medical record system deployed in Peru to support the management...
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Telemedicine offers the potential to alleviate the severe shortage of medical specialists in developing countries. However lack of equipment and poor network connections usually rule out video-conferencing systems. This paper describes a software application to facilitate store-and-forward telemedicine by email of images from digital cameras. TeleM...

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