Overview

The working group brings together over 100 technical experts from implementing partners, 12 countries, donors, academia, and civil society.

Currently co-chaired by USAID and WHO, the group is working on the following:

  1. Optimizing the meaningful use and reuse of health information technology in low and middle income countries to support achievement of SDGs through the implementation of foundational digital health infrastructures; 
  2. Actively promoting the development, use, and long-term support of digital health ‘global public goods’; and
  3. Increasing, in a measurable way, the level and alignment of country and partner investments in support of Objectives 1 and 2.

Our overall aim is improved coordination - to move away from fragmented development approaches to a more strategic way of investing in and supporting global health efforts.

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Documents

HIS Stages of Continuous Improvement Toolkit  (57 kB)

HIS Stages of Continuous Improvement Toolkit (57 kB)

15/03/2019 11:38 57 kB

The HIS Stages of Continuous Improvement (SOCI) Toolkit was collaboratively designed to help countries or organizations holistically assess, plan, and prioritize interventions and investments to strengthen an HIS. The assessment measures current and desired HIS status across five core domains of an HIS, and 39 subcomponents, and maps a path toward improvement—thus assisting countries in ensuring the right information is available to the right people at the right time. HIS are essential not only to monitor and improve national and subnational programs, but also to demonstrate country progress on a global level. This tool aligns with World Health Organization efforts to strengthen country HIS and capacities to monitor universal health coverage and health Sustainable Development Goals. The HIS SOCI Toolkit was jointly developed by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Health Data Collaborative digital health and interoperability working group, and the USAID-funded MEASURE Evaluation project. It is available at: https://www.measureevaluation.org/his-strengthening-resource-center/his-stages-of-continuous-improvement-toolkit/.

HIS Interoperability Maturity Toolkit: Assessment Tool  (1.37 MB)

HIS Interoperability Maturity Toolkit: Assessment Tool (1.37 MB)

29/05/2018 11:03 1.37 MB

USAID’s MEASURE Evaluation project, in collaboration with the Digital Health and Interoperability technical working group of the Health Data Collaborative, has developed an Health Information System Interoperability Maturity Toolkit for use by countries to assess and improve their health information systems. The toolkit was reviewed by Kenya’s and Ghana’s digital health stakeholders from ministries of health, implementing partners, universities, and private sector. The toolkit will help countries to assess the capacity of key domains for interoperability towards a desired status. The toolkit will enable countries to identify gaps and plan appropriate interventions to bridge those gaps.

HIS Interoperability Maturity Toolkit: Users' Guide  (4.03 MB)

HIS Interoperability Maturity Toolkit: Users' Guide (4.03 MB)

29/05/2018 11:02 4.03 MB

USAID’s MEASURE Evaluation project, in collaboration with the Digital Health and Interoperability technical working group of the Health Data Collaborative, has developed an Health Information System Interoperability Maturity Toolkit for use by countries to assess and improve their health information systems. The toolkit was reviewed by Kenya’s and Ghana’s digital health stakeholders from ministries of health, implementing partners, universities, and private sector. The toolkit will help countries to assess the capacity of key domains for interoperability towards a desired status. The toolkit will enable countries to identify gaps and plan appropriate interventions to bridge those gaps.

HIS Interoperability Maturity Model  (181 kB)

HIS Interoperability Maturity Model (181 kB)

31/05/2018 09:31 181 kB

Digital Health Investment Review Tool  (180 kB)

Digital Health Investment Review Tool (180 kB)

08/02/2019 14:59 180 kB

The goal of the Digital Health Investment Review Tool, developed by MCSP, is to provide high-level guidance based on widely-accepted best practices such as the Principles for Digital Development and the Donor Investment Principles that can be used to support strategic investments in the use of digital technologies to support public and global health. For more information, please visit: https://www.mcsprogram.org/resource/digital-health-investment-review-tool/.

Global Digital Health Resources and Maturity Models: A Summary (UPDATED)  (144 kB)
HIS Interoperability Maturity Toolkit Mapping Tool  (314 kB)

HIS Interoperability Maturity Toolkit Mapping Tool (314 kB)

10/12/2018 14:38 314 kB

Global Digital Health Resources and Maturity Models: A Summary  (133 kB)
HIS Interoperability Maturity Toolkit Complete References  (226 kB)

HIS Interoperability Maturity Toolkit Complete References (226 kB)

16/10/2018 11:50 226 kB

Classification of Digital Health Interventions  (394 kB)

Classification of Digital Health Interventions (394 kB)

29/05/2018 12:52 394 kB

The classification of digital health interventions (DHIs) categorizes the different ways in which digital and mobile technologies are being used to support health system needs. Historically, the diverse communities working in digital health—including government stakeholders, technologists, clinicians, implementers, network operators, researchers, donors— have lacked a mutually understandable language with which to assess and articulate functionality. A shared and standardized vocabulary was recognized as necessary to identify gaps and duplication, evaluate effectiveness, and facilitate alignment across different digital health implementations. Targeted primarily at public health audiences, this Classification framework aims to promote an accessible and bridging language for health program planners to articulate functionalities of digital health implementations. This Classification framework was developed by WHO, supported by the HDC’s DH&I WG.

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