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Mercer On Mission - 2019

For more information, contact Robert Watson or,
to apply, fill out the Mercer on Mission Student Application

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

LOCATION Limited resource health clinics on Roatán, Honduras.
FACULTY •   Robert Watson, Ph.D. EGR TCO
COURSES •   CSL 210 International Service Learning: Honduras
and
•   TCO 491 Special Topics in international qualitative user research
PRESENTATION Student Volunteer Presentation

Roatán, Honduras

Project summary

The goal of the project is to test a system that could help increase the ability for clinics to care for their patients. Currently, the clinics that we’ll visit spend several days a month processing just the administrative paperwork of the clinic. This system could reduce that time from days to minutes, but we need to find out by testing it in real clinics.

On this trip, we will continue the Fulbright-funded research started in summer 2018 and install prototype patient-record automation systems in three not-for-profit clinics on the island of Roatán, Honduras. These systems will ease the clinics’ paperwork burden and provide the clinics’ with a more detailed awareness of patient health, which, together will help these clinics provide better service to the patients they serve. Your work on this project will help take this project to the next level such that it will be able to help many more clinics.

Most of the work performed on this trip will be interacting with the clinic staff to train and observe them as they adapt to the new systems. The systems being installed are pre-production prototypes, so collecting notes and observations on how the clinic staff adapts the new systems will be a priority task. While on the island, we’ll also be involved with the local community to get to know the people and culture of Roatán.

Who

A day in the life

When

Where

Global impact

For more information, contact Robert Watson or,
to apply, fill out the Mercer on Mission Student Application