Naomi Muinga is a PhD Student based in Nairobi, Kenya at the KEMRI/Wellcome Trust Research Programme. She has interests in various aspects of health informatics such as the use of technology in access to health information by health workers and digital health systems.
Present work focuses applying a Human Centered Design (HCD) approach to various projects. She has worked with the LIFE project team to develop and test a 3D mobile app for health workers to teach them how to manage medical emergencies while applying the HCD principles.
Current work involves designing a paper-based newborn monitoring chart using HCD approach and evaluating its uptake in hospitals. This work is embedded in the Clinical Information Network for Newborns (CIN-N). CIN-N is a partnership between researchers, the Kenyan Ministry of Health, Kenya Paedriatic Association, and county hospitals providing a research database of patient-level data from all neonatal admissions upon discharge.
Lessons from the design, development and implementation of a three-dimensional (3D) neonatal resuscitation training smartphone application: Life-saving Instruction for Emergencies (LIFE app)
Wanyama C. et al, (2022), Advances in Simulation, 7
Using a human-centred design approach to develop a comprehensive newborn monitoring chart for inpatient care in Kenya.
Muinga N. et al, (2021), BMC health services research, 21
Designing paper-based records to improve the quality of nursing documentation in hospitals: A scoping review.
Muinga N. et al, (2021), Journal of clinical nursing, 30, 56 - 71
Digital health Systems in Kenyan Public Hospitals: a mixed-methods survey
Muinga N. et al, (2020), BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 20
Factors influencing the sustainability of digital health interventions in low-resource settings: Lessons from five countries.
McCool J. et al, (2020), Journal of global health, 10