OHIE Blog

  • Postponement of 2020 OpenHIE Community Meeting

    After consulting with several organizations and individuals deeply involved with OpenHIE, we’ve made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 OpenHIE Community Meeting in Malawi due to numerous concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic and related travel circumstances. This year’s …

    By: Jamie Thomas
    Posted On: May 21, 2020
  • How can you host OpenHIE’s Community Meeting in 2019?

    Last year our OpenHIE (OHIE) community gathered in Tanzania to learn from each other and celebrate each others accomplishments. The inaugural meeting was held in Tanzania where 186 stakeholders, implementers, and subject matter experts from over 60 organizations came together …

    By: Jamie Thomas
    Posted On: December 21, 2018
  • Education, Testing and Networking: Our Participation in the 2016 IHE North American Connectathon

    On January 25-29 over 1000 health IT professionals gathered in Cleveland, Ohio to participate in the health information technology (HIT) industry’s largest collaboration, testing and education event the IHE North America Connectathon.  This week long event provides developers a forum …

    By: Jamie Thomas
    Posted On: February 22, 2016
  • OpenHIE Presents Workshop at MedInfo 2015

    During this weeks MedInfo conference members of the OpenHIE community will be presenting a workshop on “Promoting Effective Health Information Exchange in Developing Environments: An Overview, Tips, and Tactics for Engaging with the OpenHIE Community”.  MedInfo is the premier international …

    By: Jamie Thomas
    Posted On: August 17, 2015
  • mHealth Alliance honors Dr.Richard Gakuba’s work in Rwanda

    The OpenHIE community would like to congratulate Dr. Richard Gakuba, of the Rwanda HIE initiative, for receiving the mHealth Alliance’s Holly Ladd mHealth Pioneer Award. On Monday December 9th, at the 5th annual mHealth Summit, Dr. Gakuba was named the …

    By: Jamie Thomas
    Posted On: December 15, 2013
  • Year One for OpenHIE

    OpenHIE has dubbed 2013 as “the year of engineering”. This year is of particular significance because it is an opportunity for our OpenHIE subcommunities to collectively focus on the tasks of strengthening our community network of peer support, fostering our …

    By: Jamie Thomas
    Posted On: June 3, 2013
  • What is OpenHIE ?

    A common question we get is: “What is the OpenHIE initiative about?”  The short answer would be that OpenHIE is about helping resource-constrained environments leverage their electronic health information by standardizing it.  But it’s more involved than that… We’re about problem solving Different environments …

    By: Jamie Thomas
    Posted On: April 17, 2013