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Dec 3, 2019

2019 Global Digital Health Forum

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Global

The BID Initiative team, along with other members of PATH’s Center for Data and Digital Excellence will be joining colleagues and collaborators from around the world for the 2019 Global Digital Health Forum. This year’s Forum – Celebrating Innovation and Supporting Proven Practices at Scale – seeks to balance the need for evidence-based scaling of proven systems with the urgent need to determine how emerging technologies and approaches can dramatically improve health outcomes.

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Nov 26, 2019

The costs of developing, deploying and maintaining electronic immunisation registries in Tanzania and Zambia

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Tanzania, Zambia

Between 2013 and 2018, BID designed, developed, and introduced an electronic immunization registry in three regions in Tanzania and one province in Zambia. The Initiative’s financial records were used to account for the financial costs of designing and developing the EIRs, BID staff time, expenditures for rolling out the EIR systems and the related suite of interventions to health facilities, and recurrent costs. Total financial costs, cost per facility and cost per child were calculated in 2018 US$. By documenting the costs associated with introducing an EIR, BID hopes to help other countries introduce more affordable platforms for their own health landscapes. Read the full article in BMJ Global Health here.

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Aug 8, 2019

Electronic immunization registries in Tanzania and Zambia: Shaping a minimum viable product for scaled solutions

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Tanzania, Zambia

As part of the work the BID Initiative undertook starting in 2013 to improve countries’ collection, quality, and use of immunization data, PATH partnered with countries to identify the critical requirements for an electronic immunization registry (EIR). An EIR became the core intervention to address the data challenges that countries faced but also presented complexities… >

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Nov 14, 2018

Tanzania Immunization Registry Functional Requirements

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Tanzania

The purpose of this document is to present a description of the Tanzania Immunization Registry (TImR), a system developed in collaboration with the Government of Tanzania and PATH through the BID Initiative to address many of the challenges the immunization program faces. This document explains the purpose and features of TImR, how it should interface with external systems, the constraints under which the system must operate, and the data that needs to be collected. The full document is available here.

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Oct 17, 2018

BLN Webinar: Piloting of the e-Tracker App in the DHIS2 in The Gambia

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Gambia

The BID Learning Network (BLN) invites you to view the webinar slides from “Piloting of the e-Tracker App in the DHIS2 in The Gambia.” In 2016, the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) of The Gambia received a small grant from the BLN to pilot an Electronic Immunization Registry (EIR) with the main objective of strengthening the data management capacity at central and regional levels in the country.

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Dec 4, 2017

Global Digital Health Forum Presentations 2017

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Global

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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Sep 19, 2017

BID Initiative Briefs: Recommendations and Lessons Learned | Software Development Cycle

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Partnering with Tanzania and Zambia, the BID Initiative developed, tested, and rolled out interventions that address some of the most pressing routine immunization service delivery challenges, such as poor visibility into vaccine supplies and difficulty identifying children who default on immunization schedules. This brief about the software development cycle summarizes the BID Initiative’s approaches and interventions, and shares recommendations and lessons learned for others interested in improving immunization data quality and use.

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Sep 19, 2017

BID Initiative Briefs: Recommendations and Lessons Learned | Electronic Immunization Registries

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Partnering with Tanzania and Zambia, the BID Initiative developed, tested, and rolled out interventions that address some of the most pressing routine immunization service delivery challenges, such as poor visibility into vaccine supplies and difficulty identifying children who default on immunization schedules. This brief about electronic immunization registries summarizes the BID Initiative’s approaches and interventions, and shares recommendations and lessons learned for others interested in improving immunization data quality and use.

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Jan 31, 2017

Webinar: The Uganda eIDSR system

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Uganda

The BID Learning Network (BLN) invites you to view a webinar entitled “The Uganda eIDSR System”. During this webinar, colleagues from Uganda share how they have built an information system with their own resources, utilizing a multi-sector approach. They share how they have engaged with different arms of the government and other local partners to build a system that is now attracting interest from external funders.

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Oct 31, 2016

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

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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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