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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Work - August 18, 2022

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.

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Tech - June 01, 2022

Eight Reasons Why FHIR is Important for Global Health

FHIR is a data standard evolved from HL7, which pioneered the field of health data exchange. Importantly, since its introduction a decade ago, it has become the globally accepted standard describing how to represent and exchange health data.

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Perspective - April 04, 2022

Powering interoperability with a FHIR to DHIS2 adapter

The HL7 FHIR standard is emerging as an integral solution to the much discussed interoperability challenges in global health. However, there are many operational platforms that use proprietary formats and there is a large quantity of data “locked” in those proprietary formats. As new projects go live at scale we are building tools to 1) unlock

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Tech - May 06, 2021

Introducing OpenSRP FHIR Core - 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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Perspective - March 13, 2020

Ona's COVID-19 Response

To do our part in slowing the spread of SARS-CoV-2, we are closing our Kenyan offices effective March 14th and initiating a mandatory work from home policy. As a company working in public health, we feel it is critical for us to begin the practice of social distancing to help reduce the impact of COVID-19 on our

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Perspective - March 05, 2020

How AI Strengthens Global Health and Humanitarian Response

The future of healthcare, like the future of most industries, is inextricably tied to the tech industry. Tech is important to not just the level of patient care, but also the operation of systems delivering this care, arguably most importantly, patient access to health services. But timing plays a key part in success. The right

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Perspective - October 01, 2019

Ona United F.C.

Nairobi football (and technology) powerhouses Ona United F.C. and Gro Intelligence battled it out on the pitch this past Thursday. No one kept score and it was all smiles at the end. Thanks to everyone for participating, and we’re looking forward to the next match!

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Perspective - September 13, 2019

Impostor Syndrome – A Silent Topic Among New Engineers

by Elly Starting out as a software engineer is not easy. Tech companies are competitive and keeping up with the ever-evolving technology is challenging. When I started at Ona as an intern, surrounded by smart people and high expectations, I began to have feelings of inadequacy. Which is why I’m sharing my experience with imposter

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Perspective - June 26, 2019

Joining our solutions team: My time at Ona so far

by Bilhah Ona staff having lunch on the kitchen island Every day at Ona presents a new learning opportunity — more so when working in the Client Solutions and Support team. Working on this team has greatly contributed to my learning of the Ona system, since clients bring up issues and requests that require a

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