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A visual grid to digitally record an Ayurvedic Prakriti assessment: a first step toward integrated electronic health records

Stanieri, A, Butler-Henderson, K ORCID: 0000-0002-6082-2108, Sahama, T, Perera, PK, Da Silva, JL, Pelonio, D, Manjunath, SS and Raghavachar, D 2017 , 'A visual grid to digitally record an Ayurvedic Prakriti assessment: a first step toward integrated electronic health records' , Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine, vol. 7 , pp. 264-268 , doi:

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Experiences that delayed the adoption of EHR and information systems in allopathic medicine in economically advanced nations in recent decades can be analyzed to inform IT architectures for Ayurvedic medicine. Chapman lists recommendations for the design of eHealth technologies: the technology should be simple, it should be locally developed, built on existing technology already being used, end users should participate in the design and introduction of new technology and utilize resilient development strategies.In the next section of this article, a user interface is presented that is designed for use on mobile devices by clinicians and patients. The interface enables the clinician to enter a patient's Dhosa in a finer grained manner than the linguistic terms currently used in practice, with a single touch/click of the mobile screen. The claim advanced in this article is that fully integrated EHRs that accommodate Ayurvedic medicine is possible without the expenditure of enormous resources if the architecture evolves somewhat organically driven by end user demand. A mobile device application (App) that enables an Ayurvedic clinician to enter and share a patient's Dhosa can act as the trigger for the organic evolution of an EHR and meets many of the recommendations advanced by Chapman.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Stanieri, A and Butler-Henderson, K and Sahama, T and Perera, PK and Da Silva, JL and Pelonio, D and Manjunath, SS and Raghavachar, D
Keywords: Ayurvedic Medicine, Prakriti, eHealth, Dhosa profile
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
Publisher: Elsevier Taiwan LLC
ISSN: 2225-4110
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