Nancy Puttkammer

Nancy Puttkammer, MPH, PhD, has interests in strengthening health information systems and promoting data use to improve the quality of health programs in resource-limited settings. Dr. Puttkammer is trained as a health services researcher, specializing in using observational, routinely collected data from electronic medical records (EMRs) to strengthen HIV care and treatment programs.

In her capacity as a Research and Evaluation Advisor at I-TECH, Dr. Puttkammer works with health information systems and training projects in Haiti, Kenya, and South Africa to improve large-scale implementation of EMRs, evaluate data quality and data use, support data analyses, and develop capacity for data use and implementation science research among colleagues and counterparts. She has worked with HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs in the U.S., Africa, and the Caribbean for more than 20 years.

Program Highlights

Continuous Quality Improvement in Haiti
In partnership with CDC, I-TECH helps the Haitian MSPP to implement the national care improvement program, HealthQual, by training providers on quality improvement concepts and using data from the EMR, iSanté, for clinical decision making and improved care. I-TECH mentors are coaches for the implementation of quality improvement projects in ...
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Health Information Systems in Haiti
At the request of the MSPP and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Global AIDS Program in Haiti (CDC GAP), I-TECH began developing iSanté electronic medical records system in 2005. Use of iSanté data not only has the capacity to improve clinical decision making and quality of care at ...
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Health Information Systems in Kenya
In 2012, I-TECH designed and developed an electronic medical records (EMR) system, KenyaEMR, to support the care and treatment of HIV/AIDS. KenyaEMR is built on the OpenMRS platform. I-TECH supported the implementation of KenyaEMR in over 300 health facilities throughout Kenya—one of the largest open source EMR rollouts in Africa ...
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HIS Leadership and Governance in Kenya
As a key member of the Kenya electronic medical record (EMR) system technical working group, I-TECH works to implement and standardize the EMR systems used in the management of national HIV and AIDS care and treatment data. Similar efforts have focused on ensuring that different electronic systems can communicate with ...
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