Through its working groups, the Health Data Collaborative will produce numerous tools, such as data standards, measurement methods, health indicators and other resources that will support countries to collect, analyse and use more accurate and reliable health data.
Around the world, countries are faced with collecting data for numerous different donors using different methods and indicators. The tools we produce will help to harmonise those methods, easing the administrative burden on countries and ensuring they have better data, for better decisions, and better health.
We’re developing a one-stop shop for health information system standards that will include:
The declaration from more than 600 health leaders at the 2015 Summit on Measurement and Accountability for Health, describing priority actions and targets for smarter investments and stronger capacities for health data.
A standard set of 100 indicators prioritized by the global community to provide concise information on the health situation and trends, including responses at national and global levels.
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.
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/