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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Why the WHO SMART Guidelines and FHIR are necessary for universal health access
Half of the world’s population is unable to obtain essential health services or the typical healthcare services offered in large facilities. The rise of community health workers and community health service programs have been transformative, but they are at the limits of their ability to improve outcomes.
Select Location Widget: Ona Data Webinar Series
In our last blog post, we introduced the new Select Location widget for Ona Data, and recently presented the new feature in the third Ona Data webinar. Megan Schroeder, from the Support & M&E team, covered ways of uploading locations, using the widget on ODK Collect, and viewing locations on Ona Data’s map.
Introducing the Select Location widget for Ona Data
We are thrilled to announce the new Select Location widget, which will help you plan and target in map-based data campaigns and improve your overall data quality.