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How to Explain Data Standards and Interoperability in Digital Health

How to Explain Data Standards and Interoperability in Digital Health

Published on: Oct 07 2021 by Tech Change - 2 Comments
 Phases like data interoperability, open standards, and health information exchange are often used in digital health, but like many hype cycle buzzwords, there...
Apply Now: $300,000 for COVAX Data Partnership with Governments

Apply Now: $300,000 for COVAX Data Partnership with Governments

Published on: May 31 2021 by Wayan Vota - 10 Comments
 LMIC governments often lack capacity for COVID-19 Digital Response because their national data and statistical resources are already overstretched. Policymakers...
Ghana’s Supply Chain Control Tower Success in Public Health

Ghana’s Supply Chain Control Tower Success in Public Health

Published on: Jan 06 2021 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Ghana’s Supply Chain Control Tower Success in Public Health
The Control Tower concept has existed for a while in global supply chains. Control Towers are agile cloud computing platforms that provide actionable, granular...
3 Lessons Learned Implementing Digital Health Systems During COVID-19

3 Lessons Learned Implementing Digital Health Systems During COVID-19

Published on: Aug 26 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 3 Lessons Learned Implementing Digital Health Systems During COVID-19
In early 2020, when COVID-19 emerged as a global pandemic and urgent public health crisis, countries all over the world scrambled to develop a rapid and effective...
How to Use Mobile Phone Data to Guide New Health Facility Locations

How to Use Mobile Phone Data to Guide New Health Facility Locations

Published on: Jun 11 2020 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Targeted placement of government health clinics is required to provide widespread access to primary health care services, and achieve the Sustainable Development...
Africans Are Very Concerned About COVID-19 and Their Health System’s Readiness

Africans Are Very Concerned About COVID-19 and Their Health System’s Readiness

Published on: Mar 19 2020 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Novel coronavirus is now a global pandemic with over 220,000 confirmed COVID-19 infections and 9,000 deaths worldwide. African country governments are taking this...
Every African Country’s National eHealth Strategy or Digital Health Policy

Every African Country’s National eHealth Strategy or Digital Health Policy

Published on: Dec 04 2019 by Wayan Vota - 10 Comments
The Global Diffusion of eHealth was the third global survey conducted by the WHO Global Observatory for eHealth. It investigated how digital health can support...
New DHIS2 Community Health Information Systems Guidelines

New DHIS2 Community Health Information Systems Guidelines

Published on: Nov 28 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on New DHIS2 Community Health Information Systems Guidelines
The DHIS2 Community Health Information Systems Guidelines aim to serve as a practical guide for national and local-decision makers involved in the design, planning,...
Pop Quiz: What Does it Really Cost to Run mHealth Projects?

Pop Quiz: What Does it Really Cost to Run mHealth Projects?

Published on: Nov 05 2018 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
One of the stated reasons for implementing mHealth projects is that they are more cost effective than the status quo of using paper or nothing at all to support...
The Best Mobile Data Collection Systems Support the Oldest Data Collection Process

The Best Mobile Data Collection Systems Support the Oldest Data Collection Process

Published on: Jan 24 2018 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
 Tara is a frontline health worker who sits in a small, but meticulously clean clinic at the southernmost point of one of Vanuatu’s more remote islands....