QuickChart EMR

Dainton, C., and Chu, C.H. QuickChart EMR: A mobile EMR for remote settings. Oral session presented at the Waterloo-Wellington Clinical Research and Quality Improvement Symposium, Waterloo, ON. 2016, May 25.

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Quantifying the magnitude of the effort

Sykes, K, Hamill, C, Pavelonis, A, Chen, W, and Dainton, C. Using tax records to quantify the financial magnitude of short-term medical service trip efforts (in progress)

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Clinical protocols for dermatologic disease

Dainton, C. and Chu, H.L. An analysis of unpublished NGO protocols for the management of dermatologic conditions on medical missions to Latin America. (in progress)

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A framework for quality of medical missions

Dainton, C., Gorman, C., Cherniak, W., and Chu, C. Development of a framework for assessing quality of short-term primary care medical service trips to Latin America. (in progress)

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Clinical protocols for hypertension and diabetes

Dainton, C, Truong, J, and Chu, C. (2017) An analysis of unpublished NGO protocols for the management of hypertension and diabetes on medical missions to Latin America. Annals of Global Health (in press)

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Clinical protocols for GI disorders on medical missions

Dainton, C., and Chu, C. An analysis of unpublished NGO protocols for the management of gastrointestinal disorders on medical missions to Latin America. (in progress)

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Developing evidence-based clinical guidelines for short-term volunteers

Dainton, C., Chu, C., Lin, H.L., Cherniak, W., and Loh, L. (2016) A protocol to develop practice guidelines for medical service trips. Annals of Global Health. doi: http:dx.doi.org/10.1016/J.aogh.2016.10.001

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Electronic medical records for medical missions

Dainton, C., Chu, C. 2016. A review of electronic medical record keeping on medical service trips in austere settings. International Journal of Medical Informatics. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2016.11.008

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Preparedness: what diagnostic tests do NGOs carry on mobile medical service trips?

Dainton, C, Shah, N, and Chu, C. A review of the accuracy and cost effectiveness of common point of care diagnostics on medical service trips (in progress).

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Clinical guidelines for medical service trips

Dainton, C., Chu, C., Lin, H.L., Loh, L. Clinical guidelines for Western clinicians engaged in primary care medical service trips (MSTs) in Latin America and the Caribbean: An integrative literature review. Tropical Medicine and International Health. doi: 10.1111/tmi.12675.

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Piloting the QuickChart mobile electronic medical record in Honduras

Dainton, C., Chu, C. (2016). Mobile EMR use for epidemiological surveillance on a medical service trip in Honduras: a pilot study. EHealth Telecommunication Systems and Networks, 5, 1-7. doi: 10.4236/etsn.2016.51001.

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What diseases do doctors see in mobile medical mission clinics?

Dainton, C., Chu. C. (2015). Symptom clusters on primary care medical service trips in five regions in Latin America. Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health, online access. doi: 10.1016/j.jegh.2014.12.002

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    Aligning host community preferences with organizer practices

    Michael D. Rozier, Judith N. Lasker & Bruce Compton. 2017. Short-term volunteer health trips: aligning host community preferences and organizer practices, Global Health Action, 10:1, 1267957

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    A review of the evidence behind short-term medical missions

    Sykes, K. 2014. Short-term medical service trips: a systematic review of the evidence. American Journal of Public Health.

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    A review of recommended best practices on medical missions

    Roche, S, Keetheeswaran, P, Worth, V.  2016. International short-term medical missions: a systematic review of recommended practices. International Journal of Public Health.

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    When Healthcare Hurts

    An evidence based guide for best practices on short term global health initiatives.

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    Volunteer International

    An organization’s membership in IVPA is based on adherence to and acceptance of 35 Principles and Practices. IVPA supports and advocates these Principles and Practices as a means of ensuring program quality and appropriate volunteer behavior in international and intercultural settings.

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    Hoping to Help

    Lasker, J. Hoping to Help: the promises and pitfalls of global health volunteering. Cornell University Press.

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    A framework for quality on medical missions

    Maki, J, Qualls, M, White, B, Kleefield, S and Crone, R. Health impact assessment and short-term medical missions: A methods study to evaluate quality of care.

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