Our community is dedicated to improving health outcomes for resource emerging communities.

We believe that every country should have a high-functioning, communicative health care system. This can only happen with an accessible, open exchange of information and resources.

We believe that best practices should be shared, not locked away.

  • Our Guiding Principles

  • Openness

    We encourage honest and active transparency in our processes and our development.

  • Flexibility

    We design highly adaptable processes and technologies that work in the most challenging environments.

  • Standards-Based

    Our community develops and leverages open health data standards and work to make them useful within resource-constrained environments.

  • Needs-Driven

    Our community responds to real, specific country needs, not perceived needs.

  • Humility

    We believe in creating a safe space for discussion, critique, and problem solving to harness our collective wisdom.

  • Transparency

    We believe it’s important to publicly document and share our knowledge, skills, experiences, and failures.

  • Communal

    We believe in the power of community, as the best ideas come from people with different backgrounds and talents.

OpenHIE will be a global resource for health information exchange.
| Vision |

OpenHIE will be a global resource for health information exchange.

OpenHIE supports public health leaders, healthcare advisors, and technologists in their efforts to improve health outcomes.
| #WeAreOHIE |

OpenHIE supports public health leaders, healthcare advisors, and technologists in their efforts to improve health outcomes.

Our History

The OpenHIE community of practice formed in early 2013, evolving from the work that initially began in 2009 to establish the Rwandan Health Information Exchange (RHIE). As the benefits of the approach adopted in Rwanda became apparent, interest gathered from other countries looking to apply similar architectural tactics within their environments. Today, OpenHIE’s approaches, reference technologies, and community processes are being leveraged or explored in multiple countries.