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This space provides information on communities of practice around OpenHIE. All communities encourage openness and collaboration when it comes to sharing knowledge. In addition, this page serves as a resource for community descriptions, call information, community leads, and ongoing common work.

Get involved when and where it works for you!


Join us Quarterly at the OpenHIE Implementers Network

The OpenHIE Implementers Network (OHIN) is a forum dedicated to bringing together countries and implementers who are working in some of the most challenging environments on the planet to share questions, problems, and ideas so we can work on solutions together.

The OpenHIE Implementers Network Logo

Meeting info: OpenHIE Implementers Network Call

Communities of Practice

OpenHIE Core Component

Architecture & Standards Community

The OpenHIE Architecture & Standards community was created for members of OpenHIE and its Communities to discuss cross-cutting technical issues about how components work with one another and the affect they have on our health information exchange.

Community LeadsJennifer E Shivers Carl Fourie Shaun Grannis
Meeting info:
Architecture Subcommunity Calls

Facility Registry Community

The Facility Registry Community (OHIE-FR) is made up of technologists and implementers supporting health facility registries and master facility lists.

Community LeadsRita Sembajwe Martin OsumbaAdam Preston
Meeting info:
Facility Registry Subcommunity Calls

Health Management Information System Community

The Health Management Information System Community (OHIE-HMIS) leads the development and deployment of technologies to better manage health information thus providing better patient care.

Community LeadsBob Jolliffe Morten Hansen 
Meeting info: Health Management Information System Subcommunity Calls

Health Worker Registry Community

The Health Worker Registry Community (OHIE-HWR) leads the development and deployment of provider registries, developed using technologies to support a comprehensive database of all providers of health care services in a certain population. 

Community LeadDana Acciavatti
Meeting info
: Health Worker Registry Subcommunity Calls

Patient Identity Management Community

The Patient Identity Management Community is focused on technology that provides accurate, reliable and stable identification and de-duplication of individuals and other entities in a variety of contexts.

Community Lead: Michael Tucker  Shaun Grannis 
Meeting info: Patient Identity Management Community Calls

Interoperability Layer Community

The Interoperability Layer Community (OHIE-IL) aims to enable easier interoperability between Health Information Systems by providing a forum for discussion and knowledge sharing and by designing and developing an interoperability layer that connects the components within the OHIE.

Community LeadDaniel Futerman  
Meeting info
: Interoperability Layer Subcommunity Calls

Shared Health Record Community

The Shared Health Record Community (OHIE-SHR) aims to enable the collection and storage of electronic health information about individual patients in a centralized repository which is capable of being shared across different healthcare settings.

Community LeadDaniel Futerman
Meeting info:
Shared Health Record Subcommunity Calls

Clinical Metadata / Terminology Service Community

The Terminology Service Community (OHIE-TS) serves as a central authority to uniquely identify the clinical activities that occur within the care delivery process by maintaining a terminology set mapped to international standards such as ICD10, LOINC, SNOMED, and others.

Community LeadsJack Bowie Jonathan Payne
Meeting info:
Terminology Service Subcommunity Call

Health Information Exchange Topic

Health Financing towards UHC Community

The Health Financing towards UHC Community (OHIE-UHC) is focused on identifying health care financing data exchange needs, and working synergistically with the OpenHIE community to ensure that data exchange processes and requirements meet the needs of the health care financing communities.

Community Lead: Uwe Wahser Dragos Dobre 
Meeting Info: Health Financing Toward UHC Subcommunity Calls

Lab Information Systems Community

The Lab Information Systems Community (OHIE-LIS) offers a space for knowledge sharing and collaboration around LIS/LIMS and support efforts to standardize systems for better data sharing.

Community LeadsJan Flowers Rita Sembajwe
Meeting Info:
Lab Information System Subcommunity Call

PEPFAR Data Exchange Implementer Community

The PEPFAR Data Exchange Implementer Community (PEPFAR-DEIC) serve for knowledge sharing between stakeholders involved in data import into DATIM, and to provide them with information on upcoming data exchange offerings.

Meeting info: PEPFAR Data Exchange Implementer Community Calls

Supply Chain Community

The Supply Chain Community (OHIE-SC) is a sub-team that engages with OpenHIE to leverage knowledge from real-world projects and lessons-learned from OpenHIE to explore the use/creation of standards and standard processes that might be used to support healthcare supply chain tasks.

Community Leads: Josh Zamor
Meeting Info: Supply Chain Subcommunity Call

Interest Groups

Academy Community

The Academy Community works together to create and/or share global goods that are focused on increasing the capacity to build and support health information exchange architecture and processes.

Community LeadsJennifer E Shivers Tesfit

Case Surveillance + Indicator Extraction

The Case Surveillance and Indicator Extraction subcommunity works to: Identifying gaps in and establishing standards for data exchange priorities, provide documentation and guidance to improve adherence to these standard, and ensure that rapidly deployed solutions can be integrated into the national digital health architectures

Community Leads: @Alicia Smith Jenny Thompson Jose Costa Teixeira Carl Leitner 

Meeting InfoCase Surveillance & Indicator Extraction Subcommunity Calls

DevOps Community

The DevOps subcommunity has discussions around strategy, leadership and coordination to; verify integration, communicate and demonstrate OpenHIE concepts, support implementer use of OpenHIE and conformance testing. 

Community Leads: Sovello Mgani 
Meeting Info: DevOps Subcommunity Calls

Privacy and Security Working Group

Like all of our subcommunities this working group is open for all to join at any time. The group is in its early stages discussing scope and goals/outputs for the working group and what kind of products might be out there.

Community Leads: Bob Jolliffe Austin McGee 

Meeting Info: Privacy and Security Working Group Call