Tagged in OpenSRP Enterprise
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.
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.
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?
Press - March 03, 2022
Join us for a virtual Symposium on Open Guidelines for RDTs
What if the next time you opened any rapid diagnostic test (RDT) from any manufacturer for any condition, you can scan it with a WHO-approved and freely available smartphone app that would instantly recognize the RDT, authenticate it, support step-by-step instructions, read it with optimal sensitivity, interpret results based on the patient’s symptoms, medical record,
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.
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.
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.