Patient safety smartphone application for quality Assurance in primary healthcare facilities

Levina Chandra Khoe, Ajeng Pramastuty, Boy Subirosa Sabarguna, Herqutanto

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In order to achieve high-quality healthcare, patient safety should be improved and monitored regularly. Moreover, accreditation on healthcare facilities is being requested in recent years. Mobile application can serve as a tool for community healthcare centre’s (Puskesmas) to assess their accreditation score, especially patient safety. To provide as a tool for self-monitoring for patient safety elements. This is a case-based article focuses on the development of smartphone application using the input-process-output-outcome scheme as the framework. We reviewed regulation of health minister on Puskesmas accreditation and developed a checklist and scoring for patient safety components. This is the first mobile application that targeted Puskesmas staff to improve their quality of care in patient safety based on accreditation criteria. The application is publicly available in Google Play Store. We promoted the application among Puskesmas staff and asked for their evaluation using Google Form. About 20 Puskesmas responded and showed positive response. This smartphone application serves as self-monitoring tool for Puskesmas to complete accreditation criteria as mentioned in Permenkes No 46 Year 2015. We would promote the use of this application to wider Puskesmas community.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9
Pages (from-to)326-344
JournalASEAN Journal of Community Engagement
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2019


  • patient safety
  • Puskesmas
  • accreditation
  • mobile application
  • smartphone application


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