Tech - November 18, 2021

Clinical Decision Support and Measure Reporting in FHIR

Through clinical decision support (CDS) and measure reporting, FHIR gives us powerful tools to encode algorithms for healthcare workflows and define metrics that track patient care. The HL7 standards of Clinical Quality Language (CQL) and FHIRPath expressions let us express both our CDS and measures in a portable way. Thanks to Ona’s work on Android

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Work - November 11, 2021

Providing emergency cash transfers to 30,000 vulnerable households in Zimbabwe

The Emergency Social Cash Transfer (ESCT) programme, led by UNICEF Zimbabwe, aims to provide physical cash to vulnerable populations. In 2020, Ona was engaged to design and maintain the Management Information System (MIS) to drive the program from end to end.

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Press - October 07, 2021

Google Summer of Code 2021

Ona and Google have been collaborating to bring to life code and API-driven healthcare guidelines based on the FHIR (Fast Health Interoperability Resources) standard. This collaboration involves aligning Google’s Android FHIR SDK, Ona’s FHIR Core, and the WHO’s Antenatal Care Smart Guidelines to enable FHIR-native care guidance, which allows our partners to deliver healthcare services

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Work - October 01, 2021

Updates from Malawi: a data-driven approach with digital healthcare

Last October, we wrote about the impact of the Malawi eRegister on health services at the Bilira Health Center. We produced the OpenSRP-based eRegister platform through close collaboration with facility workers to support health activities such as antenatal care, maternity and delivery, and child health. 

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Work - June 24, 2021

Our Google Summer of Code 2021: healthcare apps using FHIR resources on Android

We are underway in the Google Summer of Code 2021, in partnership with Google to build the Android FHIR SDK powering next-generation offline-capable, mobile-first healthcare apps using Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (commonly referred to as FHIR and pronounced ‘Fire’).

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Work - June 22, 2021

Isochrones: working with Mapbox to improve access to immunization services

Geospatial analysis is fundamental to our work at Ona. Whether helping organizations see where they collect data, understanding where to send malaria spray teams, or assessing the impact of a cyclone, we often focus on novel applications of mapping technology for our humanitarian partners.

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Work - May 12, 2021

Improving nutritional outcomes for children in Zimbabwe with better data

The humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe is dire with over 1.1 million children and women in need of nutrition assistance due to widespread economic shocks and natural disasters, including a devastating drought in 2018/2019 and Cyclone Idai in March 2019.

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Work - May 06, 2021

Introducing OpenSRP FHIRCore - Why we are going all in on FHIR

When I first heard of HL7 FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource), I think, like most, l understood its application as a data exchange standard with promises of facilitating interoperability.

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Work - April 28, 2021

Saving Lives with ZEIR for World Immunization Week 2021

To celebrate World Immunization Week 2021, we would like to highlight the work we are doing with PATH through their Better Immunization Data Initiative. As their technical partner since 2016, we have been developing the Zambia Electronic Immunization Register (ZEIR).

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Work - April 14, 2021

WHO ANC reference app demo video

WHO recently launched SMART guidelines for Antenatal Care (ANC), including the release of the WHO ANC reference app, which was designed and developed by Ona.

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