Work - September 27, 2022
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.
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.
Resources - July 21, 2022
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.
Resources - July 07, 2022
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.
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.
Resources - May 27, 2022
Introducing Enhanced Form Dashboards in Ona Data
We are excited to introduce enhanced form dashboards to Ona Data. Customer feedback is core to our product development and customers have expressed the need for increased speed and usability when viewing data in Ona Data’s submissions table.
Resources - April 20, 2022
Preloading Data in XLSForms: Ona Data Webinar Series
We launched the Ona Data webinar series to help people take their XLSForm authoring skills to the next level. Bilhah Kimondiu, Project Manager, presented the second installment, ‘Preloading Data in XLSForms’. She covered when and how to use preloaded data, outlined the various preloading options, and shared a few common XLSForm preloading use cases.
Work - April 12, 2022
Closing immunization gaps by integrating OpenSRP and Rapidpro
In its effort to reduce child mortality, Zambia has wholeheartedly embraced digital health. However, in the race to close immunization gaps, the country adopted two health systems that work independently: Rapid Pro at the community level and OpenSRP at health facilities. This disconnect created conditions for data fragmentation, inaccurate reporting, and duplicated efforts.
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
Press - March 16, 2022
Gratitude for a great Symposium on Open Guidelines for RDTs 2022
What would the world look like if everyone had access to Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Covid-19, Malaria, and other communicable diseases, that could be read and easily understood on a smartphone, and that were used as soon as the first person in your community showed symptoms?