OHIE Blog

  • Balancing Volunteerism and the Day-To-Day: From the Perspective of an OpenHIE Community Member

    Conceptual architecture and the unique implementations are important tenants to OpenHIE. These two capture the practices and real-world action of health information exchanges. The final and perhaps most important piece of the OpenHIE puzzle is the community. The community outlines …

    By: Kasey Cummins
    Posted On: May 19, 2021
  • What Does Urban Planning Have to Do with OpenHIE?

    Written by Paul Biondich So, what is the connection between a community of practice with a mission to improve global healthcare through implementation-based health information exchange architecture and the process of designing the layout and infrastructure for a town? In …

    By: Kasey Cummins
    Posted On: May 18, 2021
  • Welcome to OpenHIE: Getting Engaged and Starting Work Towards Health Information Exchange

    Are you looking for ways to engage in OpenHIE? In this blog, we will provide some background and context to describe the work of OpenHIE and highlight ways in which you can participate in the community. The History of OpenHIE …

    By: Kasey Cummins
    Posted On: May 7, 2021
  • The Public Face of OpenHIE: Let’s Talk about Our New Website

    After about a year of development and redesign with the team at Pivot in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, the new OpenHIE website is available. While you may have found this site at the same web address as before, it looks and …

    By: Kasey Cummins
    Posted On: April 21, 2021
  • What to Expect from OpenHIE in 2021

    We are starting this new year on a hopeful note due to the consistent dedication of community members who used their skills to provide aid in the pandemic and others who continue their strong efforts to the mission we all …

    By: Kasey Cummins
    Posted On: February 2, 2021
  • OpenHIE Partner Organization Spotlight: Jembi Health Systems

    Guest Contributor: Daniel Futerman, Jembi Health Systems Jembi Health Systems is an African non-profit organization with extensive experience in the fields of interoperability, digital health, and health system strengthening. As an OpenHIE partner organization, Jembi contributes a broad set of …

    By: News
    Posted On: January 21, 2021
  • OpenHIE Academy: A New E-Learning Tool on Health Information Exchange and the OpenHIE Community

    During the OpenHIE 2019 Community Meeting in Ethiopia, “The Academy” was offered as “in person” courses that provided participants with the essential history, concepts, and competencies to understand the role of OpenHIE as a health information exchange and how to …

    By: Kasey Cummins
    Posted On: January 13, 2021
  • 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
  • OpenHIE Community Meeting 2019: Improving Data Use for Decision Making

    By: Dr. Araya Abrha Medhanyie, Benti Ejeta, Carl Fourie, Dana Acciavatti, Daniel Futerman, Jamie Thomas, Jennifer Shivers, Paul Biondich In November of 2019, the OpenHIE community held its second Community Meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  The meeting occurred from November …

    By: News
    Posted On: March 2, 2020
  • How can your country host the 2021 OpenHIE Community Meeting?

    For the last two years our OpenHIE (OHIE) community has gathered to learn from one another and to celebrate each others’ accomplishments. In 2018, at our inaugural meeting in Tanzania, 186 stakeholders, implementers, and subject matter experts from over 60 …

    By: News
    Posted On: February 17, 2020
  • OpenHIE is Moving to a New Communication Forum

    The OpenHIE community has expressed an interest in using a more collaborative platform to share knowledge and network. After looking at different tools we’ve chosen Discourse and been working to stand up a customized version of the platform to meet …

    By: News
    Posted On: December 3, 2019
  • Announcing version 2.0 of the OpenHIE Architecture Specification

    The OpenHIE Architecture Specification Version 2.0 is now available from the OpenHIE web site.   OpenHIE is a Global Mission-Driven Community of Practice dedicated to improving the health of the underserved through open and collaborative, development and support of country driven, …

    By: News
    Posted On: November 19, 2019