During the OpenHIE 2019 Community Meeting in Ethiopia, “The Academy” was offered as "up and running" courses that provided participants with the essential history, concepts, and competencies to understand the role of OpenHIE as a health information exchange and how to utilize the architecture to enhance data for decision making at all levels of the health system. These courses were well-received at the community meeting, so our community management, leadership, and Academy subcommunity team went to work to figure out a way to offer this style of continuing education beyond one week a year – and now we are excited to launch the online e-learning tool to address information gaps about OpenHIE, the architecture, health information exchange topics, and MORE! We call this tool, the Academy.
The Academy website is up and ready for users to log-in with their OpenHIE ID (also Discourse or Wiki credentials) , start self-guided courses, and receive their certificates upon completion!
How to Participate
The Academy subcommunity is open to all who are interested in addressing the challenges and goals listed on this page related to the improvement of the Academy tool and other learning strategies for OpenHIE. To participate you can attend one of the monthly meetings, provide feedback and ideas to the community forum (tag "academy"), and you can contact Jennifer E Shivers to share ideas about content.