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The Woolcock Institute working in Viet Nam are running a TB pilot in a single lab. The teams in-country will be collecting patient demographic information and also test data that will be stored in a dataset deployed on the Research Electronic Data Capture platform REDCap.

In order to support this the SfHF in collaboration with FIND and Blue Frontier are implementing a utility to communicate with the deployed diagnostic GeneXpert devices in the lab.

This utility will transmit the data it receives from the GeneXpert to the Open Interop Cloud platform which will then apply a mapping to transform the data to one supported by the REDCap API. The patient demographic data collected by the REDCap mobile data collection tools will then be linked to the transmissions from Open Interop.

This allowed the study run by the Woolcock Institute to cut down on manual data entry as much as possible. They also had access to sample based data when it occurred as opposed to waiting for it to be collected in the field.

The Open Interop Cloud platform is a service hosted by the Software for Health Foundation that allows for a safe, secure and reliable endpoint for your connected data.