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 - March 24, 2022

Logging readable ClojureScript errors to Sentry

An essential part of a running a production web application is having deep visibility into what is causing errors and how code traces underlying them are propagating through your code base. When using a compiled (or technically, transpiled) language, there is the additional challenge of understanding how an error in the target language translates back

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Press - February 25, 2022

Introducing Quest: FHIR Native Case Management

HL7 FHIR provides a standardized and popular way for digital health systems to represent health data and  associated processes. We are excited to introduce Quest, an open source app that lets you use FHIR to define forms and capture data to take advantage of the growing Android FHIR and WHO SMART guidelines ecosystem.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Tech - June 24, 2021

Google Summer of Code 2021: Healthcare Apps on FHIR

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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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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Tech - August 28, 2020

Developing Android libraries that are easy to use - Part 3: How to do it technically

This is Part 3 of the series Developing Android libraries that are easy to use. You might want to start by reading Part 1 and Part 2. With this post, I am going to get to the point and state dos and don’ts on how to actually write the source code. 1. Changes in public APIs The APIs available

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