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What is an OpenHIE Partner Organization (OPO)?

The term “OpenHIE Partner Organization” (OPO) is used to describe an organization that is actively participating in the OpenHIE Community and has a demonstrated interest in driving the OpenHIE mission, vision, and values.  OPOs actively invest their time into helping the OpenHIE Community sustainably achieve its goals in solidarity with our focus populations.  For example, organizations in the community may take on roles around standards development, implementation support, software application support, etc.  In return, the community serves as a milieu that advances the OPO organization’s knowledge/experience, collaboration opportunities, and reputation within the global health informatics community.

Why do we have an OPO program?

To empower a consortium of organizations to advance OpenHIE’s core mission within a rapidly growing community of practice.  By becoming an OPO, any organization can contribute to the digital transformation of health systems as part of a community mission that hopefully aligns with the mission of your organization.


What are the benefits of serving as an OPO?


Those organizations that are successful participants within the community describe many benefits of participation:  


Influence


  • Opportunity to identify new collaborators within the Community and through partner connections achieve global impact in global digital health and use of health data to achieve country health goals.

  • Help advance the direction of the OpenHIE community by helping iterate the OpenHIE community operational plan.

  • Influence specific reference technology considerations and help address issues within the OpenHIE Architecture, through commitment to OpenHIE Architecture Governance and Principles 

Exposure

  • Your organization can directly contribute to the OpenHIE mission by helping support the community and it’s members.

  • Learn about and support emerging country/stakeholder HIE initiatives through participation in the OpenHIE Ambassador Program

  • Identify and team up with other OPOs (where appropriate) on business development and implementation opportunities

Promotion

  • Listed on OpenHIE Partnering Organizations page, with an opportunity to create a profile of organizational capabilities 

  • Showcasing the work of OPOs and the country stakeholders they support through OpenHIE community communications channels 

  • Featured blogs, thought-pieces, and cross-promotion of your organization’s work through OpenHIE communications platforms (website, wiki, discourse, webinars, social media) 

  • Present/participate at conferences, webinars, and other public-facing events




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