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May 6, 2019

BLN Webinar: The Data Use Partnership

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Tanzania

The BID Learning Network invites you to view a webinar presentation on The Data Use Partnership. The use of reliable information from a well-designed health information system is critical for: decision-making during disease outbreaks; enhancing efficiency; fostering innovation; and ultimately ensuring improved health outcomes.  To this effect, the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania, with the support of PATH, has been implementing the Data Use Partnership (DUP) under the Ministry of Health’s transformative Digital Health Investment Road Map in health data systems and use. This is intended to close key gaps so that Tanzania can make informed decisions within public health to strengthen health outcomes.

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May 1, 2012

Review of Developing Country Health Information Systems

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Global

A high level review to identify Health Enterprise Architecture assets in ten African countries. This project was commissioned by Jembi Health Systems as part of the Health Enterprise Architecture project funded by grants from the IDRC (Open Architectures, Standards and Information Systems (OASIS II) - Developing Capacity, Sharing Knowledge and Good Principles Across eHealth in Africa. Grant Number: 105708), the Rockefeller Foundation (Open eHealth Enterprise Architecture Framework and Strategy Development for the Global South; Grant Number: 2009 THS 328).

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Jun 6, 2014

Patient De-Identification Handbook

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Global

Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) has put together a handbook on patient de-identification. This handbook explains the process for removing individually identifiable information from healthcare data. This includes de-identification, pseudonymization, re-linking, design consideration, techniques, and risks. The intended audience is IHE Profile editors and healthcare information technology implementers needing a guide for designing and implementing de-identification systems.  

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Aug 28, 2014

Product Vision for the Better Immunization Data (BID) Initiative

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Global

The Product Vision for the Better Immunization Data (BID) Initiative combines a "top down" approach with a "bottom up" view. We begin with the national strategies, incorporating the current context of the users (e.g., the functional architecture) before considering the facility applications (e.g., the technical architecture) that are in use and have gained traction, and how they might tie together. Through a series of seven chapters, you will be led through the steps to organize how your processes and information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure can be integrated and standardized to meet a ministry of health's vision and requirements. This document is not intended to be a definitive description of any single country's health enterprise architecture (EA). Rather, it is a starting point; a toolkit that may be adapted by countries, as necessary, to a specific country's needs and reflective of their unique context. Readers are not expected to be experts in ICT or in EA. However, a basic knowledge of eHealth and its role in supporting health care delivery workflows is assumed. The document is written in plain language with background information, illustrations of key points, and examples where it is thought they will be helpful.

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Dec 21, 2013

Tanzania National eHealth Strategy 2012-2018 DRAFT

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Tanzania

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.  

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Dec 1, 2010

eHealth in Tanzania- National Strategic Plan

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Tanzania

This eHealth Strategy is intended to lay a solid foundation for making the best possible use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) resources in Tanzania’s Health and Social Welfare sector. This Strategy will modernise and increase the whole sector’s performance. For example, the role of ICT in supporting distance-education, training (both pre-service and in-service) and research, offers tangible benefits given the remoteness of many parts of Tanzania where rural health service facilities are located. Further, eHealth will help trigger a wealth of new opportunities through sector-wide empowerment, collaboration, research and innovation.

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Nov 5, 2012

Applying a Framework for Accessing the Health System Challenges to Scaling up mHealth in South Africa

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South Africa

Mobile phone technology has demonstrated the potential to improve health service delivery, but there is little guidance to inform decisions about acquiring and implementing mHealth technology at scale in health systems. Using the case of community-based health services (CBS) in South Africa, we apply a framework to appraise the opportunities and challenges to effective implementation of mHealth at scale in health systems.

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May 4, 2009

WHO eHealth Senegal Report

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Senegal

eHealth foundation actions build an enabling environment for the use of ICT for health. These include supportive eHealth policy, legal and ethical frameworks; adequate funding from various sources; infrastructure development; and developing the capacity of the health work force through training. eHealth applications surveyed in 2009 include telemedicine (the delivery of health care services using ICT where distance is a barrier to care); mHealth (the use of mobile devices in delivering health care services); and eLearning (use of ICT for learning).

 

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May 4, 2009

WHO Nigeria eHealth Report

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Nigeria

eHealth foundation actions build an enabling environment for the use of ICT for health. These include supportive eHealth policy, legal and ethical frameworks; adequate funding from various sources; infrastructure development; and developing the capacity of the health work force through training.  eHealth applications surveyed in 2009 include telemedicine (the delivery of health care services using ICT where distance is a barrier to care); mHealth (the use of mobile devices in delivering health care services); and eLearning (use of ICT for learning).

 

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Feb 6, 2006

Building Foundations for eHealth- Mozambique WHO 2006

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Mozambique

Mozambique reports that a national ePolicy to promote the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) across all sectors was implemented in 2003. This initiative has been very effective, as has the implementation of procurement policies to guide software, hardware and content acquisition, introduced in 2002. Public-private partnerships to foster the use of ICT within the health sector are also considered very effective in Mozambique.

 

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