OPENSRP: Open Smart Register Platform
Country of Operation
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
- Lower-middle income (20-40%)
- Middle-income (40-60%)
- Primary care
SummaryOpen Smart Register Platform (OpenSRP) offers a government-owned and -operated enterprise-grade solution to improve primary health care service delivery,strengthen accountability, and generate real-time data for improved monitoring and evaluation.
Open Smart Register Platform (OpenSRP) offers a government-owned and -operated enterprise-grade solution to improve primary health care service delivery, strengthen accountability, and generate real-time data for improved monitoring and evaluation. OpenSRP was purposefully designed with end-users to complement other robust and widely-deployed information technology solutions, including DHIS2 and OpenMRS. OpenSRP is now being maintained and enhanced in functionality by a governance mechanism and multi-vendor community of software developers committed to open-source software.
Key program components
Health providers interact with the OpenSRP application using mobile handsets while providing health services to their clients. All data entry is done using the platform, which can run on any Android device. The platform integrates previously discrete, proven innovations, including: a client registry for enumeration and continuity of care; birth and death registration; electronic forms with embedded logic and decision-support, including checklists and algorithms for risk assessment; work-planning, scheduling and service reminder tools; multimedia and interactive voice response (IVR) content for client counseling and reminders; and automated reporting into subdistrict and national reporting systems. This mix of WHO OpenSRP meets the workflow and information needs of health providers, decision-makers, and the populations they serve. IMPLEMENTATION DATE: 2013 to Present mHEALTH COMPENDIUM VOLUME 5 n 43 mobile technology, information system, and support materials is designed to facilitate and support various aspects of FHWs’ work, and enable a flow of communication between community members, health workers, and health facilities. The system also aims to facilitate more effective workflows for skilled health workers focused on RMNCH, ensuring that they have more time to deliver needed services to their clients. OpenSRP focuses on family planning, maternal and child health, nutrition and early childhood, with plans to include additional health domains, including tuberculosis.