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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HIS Interoperability Maturity Toolkit

Enabling exchange of data between disparate health information systems—or interoperability of health information systems—holds great promise for overcoming barriers to data quantity, quality, and accessibility.

Many low-resource settings, however, do not have the guidance and tools to assess their capacity to implement interoperable systems. Some factors critical to successful implementation of interoperable information systems have not previously been well-defined. To address this gap, the MEASURE Evaluation project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with the Digital Health and Interoperability Technical Working Group of the Health Data Collaborative, have developed an HIS Interoperability Maturity Toolkit.

The kit contains three main pieces: a maturity model, an assessment tool, and a users’ guide. It also offers a complete list of the references consulted in a literature review that was conducted as part of the toolkit’s development.

View the full toolkit here.

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Documents

HIS Interoperability Maturity Model  (186 kB)

HIS Interoperability Maturity Model (186 kB)

31/05/2018 08:31 186 kB

Classification of Digital Health Interventions  (394 kB)

Classification of Digital Health Interventions (394 kB)

29/05/2018 11:52 394 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.

Digital Health Atlas  (154 kB)

Digital Health Atlas (154 kB)

29/05/2018 10:31 154 kB

Developed by the WHO and global partners under the Health Data Collaborative, the Digital Health Atlas is a web-based platform supporting digital health technology registration and assessment; it can inventory and prospectively manage information about digital health products and deployments, including cataloguing maturity and scale, functionality, data capture, and interoperability. Different stakeholder groups can review, understand and track individual digital health investments, viewing each solution geographically and in relation to national plans and health infrastructure. For more information, please visit: https://digitalhealthatlas.org/

HIS Interoperability Maturity Toolkit: Assessment Tool  (1.02 MB)

HIS Interoperability Maturity Toolkit: Assessment Tool (1.02 MB)

29/05/2018 10:03 1.02 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  (4.65 MB)

HIS Interoperability Maturity Toolkit: Users' Guide (4.65 MB)

29/05/2018 10:02 4.65 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.

DH&I January 2018 Meeting Minutes  (99 kB)

DH&I January 2018 Meeting Minutes (99 kB)

09/01/2018 09:32 99 kB

DH&I December 2017 Meeting Final Report  (0.91 MB)

DH&I December 2017 Meeting Final Report (0.91 MB)

31/12/2017 09:33 0.91 MB

DH&I Workgroup - Objectives and Values  (47 kB)

DH&I Workgroup - Objectives and Values (47 kB)

04/08/2017 15:59 47 kB

DH&I Malawi e-Health Strategy - December 2016.pptx  (539 kB)

DH&I Malawi e-Health Strategy - December 2016.pptx (539 kB)

04/08/2017 15:59 539 kB

DH&I Nigeria e-Health Strategy.pptx  (222 kB)

DH&I Nigeria e-Health Strategy.pptx (222 kB)

04/08/2017 15:59 222 kB

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