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Table 2 Summary of the characteristics of eHealth projects in Kenya

From: Assessing the feasibility of eHealth and mHealth: a systematic review and analysis of initiatives implemented in Kenya

Strategic area of implementation N = 69
 mHealth 47 (69%)
 Health information systems 9 (13%)
 eLearning 8 (11%)
 Telemedicine 5 (7%)
Thematic area
 Client education and behaviour change communication 22 (32%)
 Data collection and reporting 13 (19%)
 Provider training and education 6 (9%)
 Financial transactions and incentives 6 (9%)
 Electronic health records 5 (7%)
 Provider-to-provider communication: user groups, consultation 5 (7%)
 Supply chain management 4 (5%)
 Other thematic areasa 8 (12%)
Health focus and purpose
 Primary care 19 (28%)
 HIV/AIDS 17 (25%)
 Maternal and child health 11 (16%)
 Malaria 7 (10%)
 Health financing 4 (5%)
 Drug supply 4 (5%)
 Other purposesb 7 (10%)
Evaluation status
 Not reported 41 (59%)
 Feasibility and acceptability studies 9 (13%)
 Randomised controlled trial 8 (12%)
 Cross-sectional study 6 (9%)
 Qualitative study 3 (4%)
 Cohort study 1 (1%)
 Non-randomised intervention study 1 (1%)
  1. aThe other thematic areas are sensors and point-of-care diagnostics (2; 3%), registries and vital events tracking (2; 3%), electronic decision support (2; 3%), provider work planning and scheduling (1; 1%) and human resource management (1; 1%)
  2. bThe other health purposes are reproductive health (2; 3%), cancer care (1; 1%), tuberculosis (1; 1%), yellow fever and rift valley fever (1; 1%), eye care (1; 1%) and epilepsy care (1; 1%)