Perspective - August 20, 2023
Three Advantages of a Modern Data Stack for Digital Development
Managing data in the development sector can be messy. Development organizations want reliable data to assess the effectiveness of their interventions, aiming for continuous improvement and evidence-based decision-making. They strive to expand beyond traditional surveys and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) by digitizing operations and taking advantage of innovations like mobile data collection to gain better insights.
Perspective - August 10, 2023
Analytics at AkiraChix: Mentoring the Next Generation of Women in Technology
Sharon Obanda, Samuel Mghendi and Sharon Otieno from the Ona team had an incredible opportunity to present to AkiraChix, an all-female tech accelerator in Nairobi. We shared knowledge and insights with the aspiring tech professionals and showcased our business intelligence software, Akuko, and our data analytics work.
Press - June 19, 2023
Presenting OpenSRP at FHIR DevDays 2023
Last week we had the pleasure of presenting on OpenSRP in Liberia at FHIR DevDays 2023. We received great questions and a lot of interest in our work build and deploying an Android-based FHIR application to real world users. Take a look at the slides we presented below. Please reach out to use if you
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.