Tech - May 12, 2023

Adopting the WHO Antenatal Care SMART Guidelines to Indonesia

As countries embark on digitalizing the health sector to achieve universal health coverage, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched the SMART — Standards-based, Machine-readable, Adaptive, Requirements-based, and Testable — Guidelines approach to optimize the adoption of WHO guidelines through digital systems.

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Perspective - May 10, 2023

My First 3 Months on the Client Success Team

Last fall, I was researching jobs on the interwebs when I bumped into a Client Success Specialist vacancy on Ona’s website. Having a background in Computer Science and building my career in customer support, this looked like my dream job and I was optimistic about the role.

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Work - April 10, 2023

Announcing OpenSRP 2: the next gen digital health app

Ona is excited to announce the next version of OpenSRP, a Global Good for Health. The culmination of three years of work, OpenSRP 2 is a FHIR-native digital health app that supports the WHO Smart Guidelines.

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Perspective - March 10, 2023

Sri Lanka’s digital health blueprint highlights the power of FHIR

For two weeks in February the Ona team traveled to Sri Lanka to build and deploy a FHIR native app for diabetes screening. We are collaborating with the Health Information Systems Programme Sri Lanka (HISP SL), the Sri Lanka Ministry of Health, and the World Diabetes Foundation (WDF).

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Resources - February 21, 2023

Form Styling: Ona Data Webinar Series

In our first webinar of 2023, Samson Amwata, Client Success Specialist, led a session on Form Styling. He provided insight into best practices of form styling to improve the presentation and appearance of forms. 

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Resources - January 20, 2023

XLSForm Validation: Ona Data Webinar Series

In our last webinar of the year 2022, Megan Schroeder, Client Success Lead & M&E Specialist, led a session on XLSForm Validation. She provided insight into various techniques for validating responses to questions on forms and gave tips on how to enforce data accuracy.

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Work - November 07, 2022

OpenSRP for health digitalization in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan

We contributed to a WHO Bulletin article examining OpenSRP’s real world impact in Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Pakistan when transitioning from paper to digital-based health systems. The study covered training and monitoring 65 health workers across three countries from 2014 to 2018.

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Tech - October 05, 2022

Introducing mobile mapping on OpenSRP FHIR to support precision healthcare

We’re delighted to add Kujaku, an Android GeoJSON mapping library, to the OpenSRP FHIR Core community health management app. Check out the demo walkthrough above, which shows a map of households color coded by urgency of health visit, then continue reading to learn how we envision this technology to be used for precision healthcare.

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Work - September 27, 2022

Transforming RDTs for Precision Public Health

Over the past four years, we applied an investment from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to establish open guidelines for the hardware of rapid diagnostic tests, the software that interprets them, and the health information systems that use these test results to better guide care. We recently published our findings in JMIR Biomedical Engineering.

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Perspective - August 30, 2022

Ona at FHIR DevDays 2022

Back in June, I was part of the Ona contingent attending the 2022 HL7 FHIR DevDays in Cleveland, Ohio. This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me to visit the U.S., learn more about FHIR, and hone my FHIR skills.

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