NoviGuide Evaluation and Update

NoviGuide Evaluation and Update

Jive Media Africa is honoured to have been part of a research collaboration with U.S.-based Global Strategies and Lisa Butler (Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School). The NoviGuide Evaluation Project was established to test the usability of a tablet-based application, NoviGuide, to improve care for newborns in health facilities.

Global Strategies created NoviGuide to assist healthcare personnel through critical decision-making processes in situations where selection of the correct treatment plan could be the difference between life and death.

The team has been hard at work, meeting with health practitioners, neonatal nurses and doctors caring for newborns in selected hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal. The participants have been asked to share their experiences of the NoviGuide tablet device, after being exposed to it over three months as part of their work in newborn care. Their experiences will help to further develop the application, adjusting it for local healthcare systems and other factors, so that it becomes an effective tool in improving care for newborns.