OHIE Blog

  • Two Years of the OpenHIE Academy

    In January of 2021, the OpenHIE Academy website was launched with two courses. The Academy grew out of the need to support in-person training at the 2019 OpenHIE Community meeting in Addis, Ethiopia. As the team began planning for the …

    By: Jennifer Shivers
    Posted On: January 31, 2023
  • OpenHIE Community Structure Updates for 2023: Architecture & Standards

    In an effort to improve support for the growing OpenHIE Community, refinements are being made to the community structure in 2023. This will include changes to Architecture & Standards calls. These changes are designed to get input from various community …

    By: Jamie Thomas
    Posted On: January 23, 2023
  • Who is an Implementer?

    Over the past decade, the term ”implementer” has been used frequently, especially in communities of practice where members can contribute to the mission or a technical solution. “Implementer” is a term that is widely used outside of OpenHIE, and is …

    By: Brianna Heron
    Posted On: November 16, 2022
  • How to Host the OpenHIE 2024 Community Meeting! Application Now Live

    Greetings! Over the years our OpenHIE (OHIE) community has gathered to learn from one another and to celebrate each others’ accomplishments during annual community meetings. OpenHIE In-Person Meetings Through the Years In 2018, at our inaugural face-to-face meeting in Tanzania, …

    By: Kasey Upchurch
    Posted On: November 1, 2022
  • The Academy Terminology Learning Pathway & New Advanced Courses

    The Academy Websites hosts many free, self-paced courses, external content we link to, and the new certification program. New to the website are a few updated and advanced courses, in addition to the newest course along what is being called …

    By: Kasey Upchurch
    Posted On: October 19, 2022
  • Announcement: Version 5.0 of the Architecture Specification Has Launched & Includes Translations

    The latest version of the OpenHIE Architecture Specification is now available! OpenHIE is a global, open community of practice dedicated to improving the health of the underserved through open and collaborative development and support of country driven, large scale health …

    By: Kasey Upchurch
    Posted On: August 5, 2022
  • OpenHIE Becomes a Silver Level Endorser of Digital Principles

    In March of 2016, the OpenHIE community of practice officially endorsed The Principles for Digital Development, an initiative to take lessons learned in the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in development projects and put them into practice.  We …

    By: Kasey Upchurch
    Posted On: July 18, 2022
  • How Did We Become OpenHIE?

    How did OpenHIE come to be what it is today? Before evolving into the OpenHIE community of practice in 2013, OpenHIE originally began with the work in 2009 that established the Rwandan Health Information Exchange (RHIE). The health information exchange …

    By: Brianna Heron
    Posted On: April 12, 2022
  • Impact Stories: Teamwork & Solving Real World Problems

    One of our core values at OpenHIE is sharing the “big picture”. We want to showcase the contributions of this growing community to demonstrate the impact of our shared mission.  The OpenHIE Vision is our dedication to continued positive health …

    By: Andrew Tanner
    Posted On: March 31, 2022
  • Announcing Version 4.0 of the Architecture Specification

    The latest version of the OpenHIE Architecture Specification is now available! OpenHIE is a global, open community of practice dedicated to improving the health of the underserved through open and collaborative development and support of country driven, large scale health …

    By: Kasey Upchurch
    Posted On: February 1, 2022
  • From the OpenHIE Conceptual Architecture To Getting Started with Your Data Exchange Project

    OpenHIE is a collaborative community focused on the sharing and use of health data, rather than a downloadable technical solution. OpenHIE offers best practice recommendations identified by a community that shares experiences and insights, and an architecture that serves the …

    By: Brianna Heron
    Posted On: January 3, 2022
  • OHIE21: Community Connection in a Virtual World

    During the first week of October 2021, we hosted the very first OpenHIE Virtual Community Meeting. For the first time since the fall of 2019, we were able to resume our tradition of gathering together as a community, although virtually, …

    By: Kasey Upchurch
    Posted On: November 17, 2021