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


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, A visual grid to digitally record an Ayurvedic Prakriti assessment: a first step toward integrated electronic health records, Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine, 7 pp. 264-268. ISSN 2225-4110 (2017) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright 2016 Center for Food and Biomolecules, National Taiwan University. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.jtcme.2016.06.005


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 Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Ayurvedic Medicine, Prakriti, eHealth, Dhosa profile
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Business systems in context
Research Field:Business information management (incl. records, knowledge and intelligence)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Evaluation of health and support services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Butler-Henderson, K (Associate Professor Kerryn Butler-Henderson)
ID Code:112329
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2016-11-04
Last Modified:2018-05-21
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