Electronic reporting and recording for tuberculosis care and control

As interest in electronic recording and reporting for TB care and control has grown substantially, so too has the demand for clear guidance on how to select, design, implement and maintain such systems. However, while agencies such as WHO, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation (KNCV) and Management Sciences for Health (MSH) have helped several countries to introduce electronic recording and reporting (often with a specific focus on MDR-TB) and have convened meetings to facilitate sharing of experience among countries that have implemented such systems, there has been no published guidance on the subject. This guide aims to fill that gap by providing practical advice for countries planning to introduce electronic recording and reporting systems, or to enhance existing systems.