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Dec 4, 2017

Global Digital Health Forum Presentations 2017

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PATH’s BID Initiative and the Digital Health Solutions program, along with other PATH country teams, presented at several sessions at this years Global Digital Health Forum.  Please find the presentations from the event below.

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Oct 31, 2016

Global Digital Health Network October Meeting Recap: Health Information Systems Interoperability


Health Information System (HIS) Interoperability is a very popular topic among Network members and Digital Health Implementers.  At the recent WAHO September Joint Annual HIS and IDSR Managers and Partners Meeting in Cape Verde, it was reported that DHIS 2 will be rolled out in over 20 West and Central Africa countries by 2019.  The topic of interoperability of DHIS 2 with other HIS featured in many discussions including the need to address data sharing, comprehensive data reporting and other HIS efforts.  Admittedly, there is still a lot for implementers to learn thus, our October Global Digital Health Network meeting featured four experts to share their experiences in HIS Interoperability.  Over 70 people joined the discussion in Washington, DC and online last Friday as our presenters delved into the subject.

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Apr 2, 2015

Benchmarking health system performance across districts in Zambia: a systematic analysis of levels and trends in key maternal and child health interventions from 1990 to 2010

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Achieving universal health coverage and reducing health inequalities are primary goals for an increasing number of health systems worldwide. Timely and accurate measurements of levels and trends in key health indicators at local levels are crucial to assess progress and identify drivers of success and areas that may be lagging behind.

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Dec 1, 2014

BLN Design Collaborative Preview, 1st-4th December 2014

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As a part of these ongoing efforts, the BLN will host a Design Collaborative meeting from the 1st- 4th of December, 2014, in Lusaka Zambia. The meeting will bring together eHealth personnel from Ministries of Health in ten countries in West, East, Central and Southern Africa, to evaluate requirements and systems for immunization data generation and management.

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Aug 28, 2014

Product Vision for the Better Immunization Data (BID) Initiative

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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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Jun 13, 2014

Improving the Reporting of Immunization Data

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UNICEF Training Module 8: Improving the Reporting of Immunization Data

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Dec 31, 2013

BID Initiative Tools Developer Summit Report

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In December 2013, the Better Immunization Data (BID) Initiative hosted a Tools Developer Summit at the PATH office in Washington, DC. This meeting brought information and communication technology (ICT) developers together with the BID Initiative team, partners, and donors to explore the challenges in immunization systems in Africa. The participants focused on how ICT could be used to address three key challenges: beneficiary interfacing, patient identification, and supply chain management. Over the course of two days, participants shared their expertise and ideas, and discussed opportunities for ongoing collaboration in order to solve these problems.

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May 31, 2013

Improving health information systems for decision making across five sub-Saharan African countries: Implementation strategies from the African Health Initiative

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Weak health information systems (HIS) are a critical challenge to reaching the health-related Millennium Development Goals because health systems performance cannot be adequately assessed or monitored where HIS data are incomplete, inaccurate, or untimely. The Population Health Implementation and Training (PHIT) Partnerships were established in five sub-Saharan African countries (Ghana, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia) to catalyze advances in strengthening district health systems. Interventions were tailored to the setting in which activities were planned.

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Dec 10, 2012

Improving data quality in The African Region

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  • Data quality is one of the 4 IVD priority in AFRO
  • Existence of robust DM system at different level
  • There is more interest on data quality than ever (Opportunity)
  • Good data = good decision, wrong data = wrong decision
  • Need data to monitor goals at all levels (Country, Region, Global)
  • Data management has not enjoyed deserved recognition from EPI Manager on staff allocation (skills)
  • Recommendations from TFI as well as EPI managers’ meetings

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Sep 1, 2012

Defining Functional Requirements for Immunization Information Systems

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This document contains the products of three workgroup sessions to collaboratively and rigorously define a full range of important IIS functions, referred to here as business processes. This detailed documentation for seventeen such business processes is intended to establish best practice for how an IIS should function in an increasingly e‐health world.

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