What will be available to connect to and test against?
This space is a technical space and we encourage participants to "put their hands up" as to what they will be brining and what they will be making available to the participants to engage with. Depending on the number of participants we are considering scheduling a lightning session where groups can rapidly (5min/5 slides) present their tools as an intro. Currently the following teams and tools have put their hands up to be at the event and have technologies available.
HIE Component Tooling
Tool / Solution
Organisation / Contact
Jembi Health Systems (www.jembi.org)
The OpenHIM is an interoperability layer that facilitates OpenHIE workflows. It allows easy configuration and setting up of channels and endpoints that allow systems to connect and exchange information. The use of mediators allows implementer/developers to add logic and custom flows to the channels. This is the current reference technology for the IOL community of OpenHIE.
The OpenHIM will be setup and available for teams to create their own channels and the Jembi team be available to advise of how mediators and additions can be made.
Jembi Health Systems (www.jembi.org )
HEARTH is Jembi's HL7 FHIR server that serves as an SHR on many of Jembi's internal projects. This FHIR server allows for FHIR resource management and has been used in multiple ways to manage more than just patient health data; such as patient management, facility mangement etc.
HEARTH will be setup and available for teams to leverage and engage with the endpoints that include the storage and retrieval of FHIR resources from the tool
CR / MPI
VillageReach, OpenLMIS Community
OpenLMIS is an electronic logistics management information system that manages and automates logistics processes at over 10,000 health facilities across 9 country implementations in Africa. In the OpenHIE landscape, key areas of interoperability are: Facility Master Data, Product Master Data, and pushing data out to HMIS and third-party reporting/dashboard/analytics tools.
Open Concept Lab (OCL)
OCL provides cloud-based community-driven terminology management. OCL lowers implementation barriers by 1) providing access to major terminologies, such as the Columbia University eHealth Laboratory's interface terminology (CIEL, utilized in OpenMRS) and other international standards like ICD-10 and 2) supporting standards based operations to enable interoperability.
OCL is available at a demo site for teams to utilize on various levels, from exploring how standardized terminologies and indicators can be represented to testing out the REST API and initial FHIR Terminology Services.
openIMIS is an open-source MIS designed to facilitate the move towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by supporting the management of various types of social health protection schemes, including management of policies - financial information but also included medical supplies and services -, insurees - incl. Enrollment and renewals - and claims.
A connectathon instance will be available to analyse and demonstrate ongoing work to develop integrations with POS applications and potential OpenHIE registry components.
DHIS2 is a tool for health information collection, management, analysis and reporting. It is the current reference software for the HMIS component within the openHIE architecture.
A sandbox instance of the latest version of DHIS2 software will be available locally and on the cloud specifically for use within the connectathon/hackathon.
CHT Core Framework (communityhealthtoolkit.org)
Medic Mobile (medicmobile.org)
The Community Health Toolkit includes resources to support full-featured, scalable digital health apps that equip health workers to provide better primary health care in their communities. The Core Framework can support many languages, run offline when needed, and work with basic phones (via SMS), smartphones, tablets, and computers. App developers are able to define health system roles, permissions and reporting hierarchies, and make use of five highly configurable areas of functionality: messaging, task and schedule management, decision support workflows, longitudinal person profiles, and analytics.
A sandbox environment and a few teammates from Medic Mobile will be available to connect with other components in the ecosystem.
CommCare is an open source mobile platform designed for data collection, client management, decision support, and behavior change communication. CommCare's mobile application is used by client-facing community health workers in visits as a data collection and educational tool and includes optional audio, image, and video prompts. Users access the application-building platform through the website which Dimagi operates on a cloud-based server.
A sandbox environment of CommCare will be available in the cloud for use to connect with other components in the ecosystem.
Taking into account systems and teams attending we are looking for groups and members to list out the current challenges that they are posing to the attendees. Please add your challenges/hacking ideas below
OpenHIM Mediator Development
Tutorial and training on developing an OpenHIM mediator.
Jembi Health Systems
CommCare - DHIS2 Interface
Automate data exchange between CommCare and DHIS2 using the OpenHIM, to limit duplication of efforts and data entry errors for health workers collecting community health information using the CommCare mobile app and managing aggregate data on CommCare server and in DHIS2.
The two systems (CommCare and DHIS2) have the same organization unit structure and data elements which will make the data exchange process less complicated.
openIMIS Data Exchange and Interoperability
Community Health Toolkit
The Community Health Toolkit (CHT) includes resources to support full-featured, scalable digital health apps that equip health workers to provide better primary health care in their communities. This stream will look at opportunities to incorporate the CHT into the OpenHIE framework as a mobile POS, interfacing with HIE components e.g. - creating a patient, health worker, or facility in the CHT could create the corresponding records in the Client Registry, Health Worker Registry, or Facility Registry.
(Medic Mobile) Michael Kohn
Computable Care Guidelines
The World Health Organization is creating Computable Care Guidelines as FHIR Implementation Guides; bundles of artifacts to help streamline implementation of WHO guideline content. Use the newly proposed $cpg-next-step operation to invoke this decision support from a simplified client.
CCG Working Group, WHO
DHIS2/FR - Administrative Area Registry Interface
Develop an interface between DHIS2 or Facility Registry with the Administrative Area Registry used in Tanzania.
|RASS-DHIS2 Interface||Develop an HIE interface between Uganda RASS (https://mets.or.ug/events/real-time-arv-stock-status-rass-monitoring-system/) with the national reporting system (DHIS2) as used in Uganda|
The Hackonnect-a-thon will be hosted in the main ballroom.
|Time||Session Description||Presenter(s)||Notes & Slides|
|9:00 - 9:15||Opening and Introduction to Hackonnect-a-thon|
|9:15 - 10:00||OpenHIM Mediator Development 101||Jembi Health Systems||Notes: https://notes.ohie.org/2019-11-08_OpenHIM_Mediator_Development|
|10:00 - 10:30|
|10:30 - 11:00|
Quick-fire Introductions: 5 min presentations from topic facilitators outlining the challenge they'll be working on and any associated products/tools they'll be using.
|11:00 - 13:00||Hackonnecting!||All|
|13:00 - 14:00||Lunch|
|14:00 - 15:00||Hackonnecting!||All|
|15:00 - 16:00||Hackonnecting!||All|
|16:00 - 17:00||Recap, presentations on work done|