The BID Learning Network (BLN) recently held a webinar entitled “Economies of Scale, Integration & Interoperability in Digital Health”.
This webinar discussed World Vision’s experiences in different countries and contexts, and the successes and challenges encountered (notably in engagements with governments) as they have worked in the field of digital health.
Advances in information and communications technology (ICT) have increased exponentially the amount of data that health information systems can collect, synthesize, and report. Expansion of these technologies promises to revolutionize the global health sector’s response to most pressing health issues. Even though health program managers are increasingly expected to use and invest in such strategies, many lack information about how the strategies work and how they can benefit the management of health programs. To address this problem, MEASURE Evaluation developed a glossary of eHealth strategies most likely to enhance data access, synthesis, and communication for health program managers at all levels of a health system who are eHealth novices. The complete set consists of fact sheets on: dashboards, hackathons, open data, big data & data science, geospatial analysis, integration & interoperability, and crowdsourcing.
This report summarizes the lessons learned from the Data Impacts project, which explores success stories of the ongoing Data Revolution. The case studies chosen span the themes of health, agriculture and environment, cities, and humanitarian crises, and are drawn from countries all over the world. The cases examine the long and complex pathway from data to impact, focusing on the stages of data generation and collection, methodological development, data analysis, use in the policy process, and project implementation.
The Data Revolution for Sustainable Development is poised to transform the way governments, citizens, and companies do business. The revolution is being defined by the explosion in availability of data resources and rapidly evolving technologies. Low-cost data collection tools, ranging from crowd-sourcing to satellite imagery, are changing the way we do business and increasing the availabilty of data all around us. The creation and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) offers a unique opportunity to ensure that the benefits of the data revolution are extended to the countries and communities most in need, leaving no one behind.
The National Health Information Strategy will inform the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare‟s strategic direction from 2009 through to 2014. This comes at a time when the need for timely and accurate data for action is critical for bringing about efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of health services in Zimbabwe.
This publication is based on the findings of the 2013 WHO-ITU joint survey of 64 Commission on Information and Accountability for Women's and Children's Health (CoIA) countries by the WHO Global Observatory for eHealth.
The Tanzania mainland’s healthcare system, through its ongoing health sector reforms, aims to improve health outcomes. As part of these reforms, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) has developed its strategic plan—the Health Sector Strategic Plan III (HSSP III)—to guide priority setting and deployment of resources in the health sector. Although implementation of HSSP III promised to produce many positive results, realizing the best outcomes in the face of increasing pressures on the healthcare system requires a fundamental transformation in the way health care is delivered and managed.
This National eHealth Strategy Toolkit reflects the growing impact that eHealth is bringing to the delivery of health care around the world today, and how it is making health systems more efficient and more responsive to people’s needs and expectations. The Toolkit provides a framework and method for the development of a national eHealth vision, action plan and monitoring framework. It is a resource that can be applied by all governments that are developing or revitalizing a national eHealth strategy, whatever their current level of eHealth advancement.
This article presents a critical analysis of e-government in Zambia. It reviews the relevant literature and then explains the structure and operation of the Zambian government in the context of e-government. It presents and analyses the results of a small sample study on e-government in Zambia and points to six areas for policy reform, highlighting leadership, stakeholder engagement, prioritisation, increased funding, private sector participation and mobile channels as key elements needed for future success.