|id||Topic||Brief Description of Proposed Session|
Person Proposing Topic
(Person is not necessarily the presenter but noted so we can follow up with them if needed)
|Proposed Facilitator/ Speaker|
|2019-07-26T15:25:09.046-4||Playing with FHIR||Relationship between FHIR and OpenHIE. How does it work into workflows, standards and profiles. Implementers share where and why they have used it. |
Carl Fourie (panel: Shaun Grannis Jennifer E Shivers Carl LeitnerChristina White and implementing partners with FHIR experience)
|2019-07-26T15:25:32.962-4||Information Exchange for Improving Health Outcomes|
This session will include “how to” example and lessons from health system on developing HIE frameworks, value propositions, where to start, tools and lessons learnt
Universal health coverage, patient centered care, etc
Strategies to Implementation
|2019-07-26T15:27:49.792-4||Supply Chain Overview||Get a peak into the Supply Chain subcommunity gain a better understanding of how they got set up as sub community, whats been happing, point to resources and the future.|
|2019-08-01T10:57:48.134-4||Patient Matching||IDing patients, need for sharing patient details vs. confidentiality||Ethiopia MoH|
|2019-08-01T10:58:44.121-4||Planning for Performance and Scaling HIE|
|2019-08-01T10:58:46.102-4||HIE Governance, finance, data sharing, regulatory and legal|
Governance models, frameworks and best practices
Things to plan for robust regulatory and legal framework
Client ID systems
At-scale implementation strategies
|2019-08-01T11:00:51.880-4||Monitoring and Measuring: UHC, quality of service, equity||Ethiopia MoH|
|2019-08-01T11:01:07.440-4||Data Sharing Policy and Standardization||Ethiopia JSI|
Case surveillance requires creation of patient-level longitudinal case records for a series of sentinel events by integrating data from multiple sources to measure and monitor incidence, progression and outcome of a disease. Meeting this goal enables MOHs and funding agencies to institute sustainable and cost-effective system to monitor trends of diseases, characterize affected populations, identify persons in need of care and treatment, and determine viral suppression and mortality over time and place and in subpopulations in order to assess public health impact, identify prevention strategies, and guide allocation of resources.
There is significant potential in leveraging health services delivery data for population health analytics, including case surveillance. As computerized health information systems are introduced across the health sector, population health data can be derived from health services data without separate, and thus resource intensive, data collection tasks. Establishing a health information exchange based on an interoperability architecture further enables leveraging linked records.The 2018 OpenHIE meeting session on case surveillance explored the implementation of HIV case surveillance as a use case to establish the minimum functionality needed in an HIE, and examples of several countries in planning stages of implementing HIV case surveillance from clinical information systems. For 2019, we will share progress and lessons learned from a demonstration implementation and updates from country activities who have HIV case surveillance in operation, and are in different stages of adopting HIE technologies.
|James Kariuki ||Eric-Jan Manders |
How to Better Collaborate with OpenHIE
Measurement, Evaluation and Learning
Universal Health Coverage
|What is the role of information architecture, standards and exchanges||Ethiopia JSI|
|What it is an how to navigate it|
Ethiopia Electronic Health Architecture and Interoperability
Share Ethiopia's eHealth architecture with participants
|Mekelle University||Ethiopia MoH / Data Use Partnership|
|2019-08-07T13:08:22.736-4||Client registry, and advanced techniques for record linkage, and incorporating biometric identifiers||The client registry is an essential component of an HIE supporting functions for record linkage and care coordination. Key aspects for discussion include support for multiple identification methods, handling of privacy/security/confidentiality, developing a reference implementation. Tools for human adjudicated identity reconciliation.|
|2019-08-07T13:09:33.934-4||Evaluation of HIE implementations|
HIE implementation needs an evaluation framework and evaluation activities for existing implementations. Future donor funding will depend on demonstrating value from the implementation of a health information exchange. This session will focus on several questions including:
- How do we know or will we know that HIE is working and meeting the intended goals?
- How do we continuously improve HIE processes and capabilities?
- Are we getting the value of HIE implemented?
- What is the cost of implementing HIE?
|2019-08-08T10:49:47.820-4||Building Enterprise Architecture Models for effective Information exchange||Here more on the Health Enterprise Architecture . How is the best way to develop EA.|
|2019-08-08T10:52:17.986-4||Implementation of HIE: Country Experiences||What challenges did countries have? How did they overcome those challenges? What are the countries future plans?|
|2019-08-08T10:54:26.140-4||OpenHIM, Health facility registry, and terminology services|
|2019-08-12T09:39:18.944-4||Record Locator Service||OpenHIE's current architecture presumes a single identity. That assumption may be true for many HIE's, but there are instances where you may see multiple organizations wanting to matain their own client registry (CR) or master patient index (MPI). Sometimes different CR have different subsets of the population in them. As the world gets more advanced we'll have to address the issue. In US we often have to link different CR's across different HIE's. Host a discussion around this idea and get peoples reaction. Is this a real need for countries? Is this something countries are thinking about? |
|2019-08-12T11:56:58.816-4||New OpenHIE Subcommunity around Laboratory Information System|
Community input for defining the priorities of an effective, representative and sustainable Laboratory Information System community of practice.
|2019-08-12T11:57:00.583-4||Foundation for an facility registry community roadmap|
In an effort to establish a set of priorities for a FR community roadmap, a brainstorming session will be held to gather input on:
Support for FR development and implementation
FR reference tools/applications
Leveraging country specific solutions
|2019-08-12T12:05:30.972-4||Integration of Health IT infrastructure with other elements of eGovernment||In particular address governance , IT security around unique patient IDs How to make and leverage APIs for a governance and technical perspective? |
I am currently working on EA for country of Bhutan which has an advanced Government-to-Citizen infrastructure. I'd be happy to propose and illustrate this example to kick-off discussions .
|2019-08-14T07:50:00.338-4||Ineraction between UHC Information system and Hospital Information System||Mouhamed Mahi SY|
|2019-08-14T07:50:02.091-4||Mobile Apps ||Mouhamed Mahi SY|
|2019-08-14T07:50:03.565-4||Mobile payement||Mouhamed Mahi SY|
|2019-08-14T07:50:31.824-4||Biometrcial Identification of beneficiaries||Mouhamed Mahi SY|
|2019-08-14T07:50:33.244-4||Datawhare house of insurance schemes|
Mouhamed Mahi SY
|2019-08-16T13:37:07.205-4||Setting terminology, exchange, and security standards for electronic disease surveillance for the African region|
Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) was established in 2017 with authorities to harmonize disease control and prevention policies and surveillance systems and set standards for surveillance in Africa. Africa CDC embarked on an environmental scan to understand the extent of electronic information systems and technology in use for surveillance and the underlying information policies and standards that enable interoperability and continental data sharing and protection in Africa. Africa CDC also examined globally-available and relevant frameworks for electronic public health data exchange and standards organizations and communities of practice that can be leveraged to set terminology, exchange, and security standards for electronic disease surveillance for the African region.
Africa CDC will present its findings to gather input and discuss next steps including establishment of Africa CDC Task Force for this purpose with the public health and informatics community at the OpenHIE Conference.
|2019-08-30T11:40:05.409-4||OpenHIM Training||Have little training and would like to receive more. Potential Hackonnecthon topic?||Mensur Dino|
|2019-08-30T11:45:33.209-4||OpenHIE v.2 (FHIR) Conformance-testing|
Our new v.2 of the OpenHIE architecture is focused on leveraging the emerging HL7 FHIR standard (OpenHIE v.FHIR).
- How will we conformance-test OpenHIE workflows that are expressed using the FHIR standard?
- What will be the impacts of FHIR's architectural behaviour; it behaves differently from the underlying specifications we relied upon for OpenHIE v1? What are some of the ways our architectural patterns might need to evolve?
- Which strategies should we favour as we work to translate "normative" workflow descriptions into automated-testing platforms?
- How can such platforms be leveraged by country partners to conformance-test indigenous digital health solutions in support of national interoperability initiatives?
|2019-08-30T11:46:19.514-4||OpenHIE "connection points" to other domains (e.g. SCM, health insurance)|
Over the last year, the OpenHIE community of communities has grown to include complementary domains that operationalize key health system building blocks like supply chain, and health insurance. This session would look at:
- How (and where) do we establish the boundary of the HIE; how do we ring-fence the transaction sets that are part of health information exchange vs. those transactions that belong to a complementary domain?
- What content and coding standards do the HIE transactions need to abide in order to be able to "feed" complementary transactions? (e.g. what needs to be in place so that a child immunization transaction in the HIE can be turned into a vaccine consumption transaction in the SCM system?)
- Who exerts governance over these "cross-over" transactions... and what models might we explore regarding "shared governance"?
*NOTE... this high-level topic is related to other deep-dive topics already proposed
|2019-08-30T11:46:20.909-4||Digital health "business case" development (CEA and CUA models that calculate DALYs-per-DOLLAR)|
It can be challenging to make a business case for investments in digital health. In a low-resource environment, when should a Ministry of Health spend money on national digital health infrastructure instead of drilling more water wells or hiring more nurses?
To answer these sometimes awkward (and inconvenient) questions, we need to be able to develop cost-effectiveness and cost-utility analyses (CEA and CUA, respectively). This session will introduce a spreadsheet-based tool that was workshopped at the 2017 AeHIN General Meeting in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. It will describe econometric approaches that can be employed to show where and when digital health is the "right investment" for a health minister.
|Derek Ritz (ecGroup)|
What practical arrangements in countries to implement national strategies for e-health?
G. Aude-Elvis ODELOUI
|2019-08-30T13:50:03.726-4||What approaches to solutions for setting standards and interoperability standards for information systems?|
G. Aude-Elvis ODELOUI
|2019-08-30T13:50:04.919-4||How easy is data reporting, visualization and use for fast decision making?|
G. Aude-Elvis ODELOUI
|2019-08-30T13:50:06.122-4||What technologies could facilitate connectivity and rapid data exchange within health systems?|
G. Aude-Elvis ODELOUI
|2019-08-30T13:57:43.698-4||Using OpenHIE in a consolidated national data warehouse||Casey liams-Hauser|
|2019-08-30T14:02:17.221-4||OpenHIE for transmitting lab data||Christina White|
|2019-08-30T14:02:18.715-4||OpenHIE and Lab interoperabiltiy||Christina White|
|2019-08-30T15:30:23.104-4||Facility Matching using GOFR as a Core Component of Interoperability - Liberia and PEPFAR/MOH Alignment Use Cases|
|2019-09-03T08:38:59.143-4||Centralize different lab systems||Minen Mohammed|
|2019-09-03T08:47:14.266-4||Relationship between enterprise architecture and interoperability layer|
|2019-09-16T12:27:54.694-4||Aligning HIS to Epidemic Control|| As countries approach HIV Epidemic Control and move towards the 95.95.95 objectives, their data needs vary depending on specific programmatic objectives. More and more, we see increasing needs for patient-level data to monitor patients through the treatment cascade. Single sourced data from Electronic Medical Records have also proven to be incomplete to tell the bigger picture. Data from service delivery systems, such as laboratory and logistics, are becoming essential to increase retention and tell a more complete story of a country’s HIV response. Data exchange and interoperability is now a required capability in our HIS eco-system. The data needs are changing both in variety and velocity. We are moving towards close-to real-time availability of patient-level as well as aggregate data to increase effectiveness as well as determine early course corrections and interventions. The indicators needed are also becoming more and more local and temporary to focus on specific programmatic activities. The analytics and visuals expected also require more predictive and prescriptive approaches using machine learning and advances in visualization. In general, we are now in a new era where data is integrated from multiple-systems; indicators are local and temporary, and our analytics needs are moving predictive beyond the diagnostic paradigm.||Nega Gebreyesus|
|2019-09-24T07:01:24.256-4||There should be sessions to clarify differences and functions between Interoperability, connecting systems, systems communication, data triangulation and OpenHIE.||Emmanuel Manzi|
|2019-10-01T08:40:54.880-4||Bahmni-OpenIMIS integration and OpenHIE|
|2019-10-01T15:58:40.666-4||Implementing a national Terminology Service: The case of Ethiopia||Kondwani Kuthyola|
|2019-10-01T15:58:42.393-4||Building a national Shared Health Record: What do we need to know?||Kondwani Kuthyola|
|2019-10-01T15:58:55.867-4||Building on top of a Shared Health Record: open source tools for visualising patient level data||Kondwani Kuthyola|
|2019-10-07T14:22:25.704-4||National health data dictionary design and maturity roadmap||Jonathan Payne|
|2019-10-07T14:22:25.704-4||Instant OpenHIE||What is it? How will it help me? What's the MVP and the timeline?|
|2019-10-08T09:05:40.544p2||Geospatial Interoperability||How to exchange geospatial information between different tools, and how to deal with structures and locations that don't fit into a facility registry or administrative hierarchy. Lessons learned from Digital Solutions for Malaria Elimination|
|2019-10-08T10:24:09.585-4||openIMIS product presentation||openIMIS: History, Initiative, Features, Roadmap||Uwe Washer|
|2019-10-08T10:24:42.272-4||opeIMIS Hackonnect-a-thon presentation||openIMIS: Peers, supported FHIR resources||Uwe Washer|
|2019-10-09T07:51:14.812-4||DHIS2 Integration with other EMRs and MFL||Stephen Ocaya|
Using Patient Data for Indicator Reporting
|Secondary uses of patient-level data are critical for dynamically implementing programmatic and policy changes. Using a proposed global health data exchange standard, priority indicators can be created accurately, safely, reproducibly, and flexibly from transactional data. This session engages with the methodology, approaches to privacy and safety, and implementation best practices to create aggregate indicators for indicator reporting using patient-level data using proposed data exchange standards.|
|2019-10-09T17:32:10.352-4||From Zero to mHero: Enhancing mHero for Greater Interoperability and National Scale||This session will involve a discussion of ways to enhance mHero with the FHIR standard, improve its interoperability with health information systems, and increase ease of deployment at national scale.|
|2019-10-10T21:16:01.313p2||Hacking FHIR Activities and Tasks: How to use FHIR resources in creative ways||How OpenSRP has implemented a generic tasking framework using FHIR resources in creative ways||Pierre Dane|
|2019-10-09T17:32:10.353-4||Computable Guidelines||Discussion of feasibility of adoption WHO Computable Guidelines built on CQL and HL7 FHIR resources for improved accuracy of guideline adoption. ||Garrett Mehl, Nat Ratanaprayul, Carl Leitner|