Press - January 11, 2022
Remembering our colleague and friend, Davison Mghanga Kimigho
It is with great sorrow that we share the news of Davison Mghanga Kimigho’s passing. He was a father, a husband, and to all of us at Ona, a friend, valued colleague, and part of our Ona Family. We lost Davison to a tragic accident over the Christmas holidays, a time that will forever be
Work - December 17, 2021
Improving Automated Testing, Interoperability, and Privacy of OpenSRP
Through a committed collective of technology, research, and implementation partners, OpenSRP has matured into a fully-fledged digital health platform with multiple national deployments, high performing technology at scale, and emerging documentation around use cases for RMNCH, TB, HIV, malaria and early childhood development.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’).
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.
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.
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.