OHIE Blog

  • 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 Cummins
    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 Cummins
    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 Cummins
    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 Cummins
    Posted On: November 17, 2021
  • What Happened at Academy Live 2021 & What’s Next for Capacity Building

    On September 30, 2021, OpenHIE hosted the first-ever instance of live learning around standards-based approaches to health information and to create a foundation for those new to this community. This event was called Academy Live. Academy Live hosted over 40 …

    By: Kasey Cummins
    Posted On: October 22, 2021
  • The Importance of Sharing OpenHIE Projects in Practice: Impact Stories

    One of OpenHIE’s core values is sharing our work with our growing community. Over the past decade, the community’s architecture has helped improve global health and patient outcomes by streamlining health information systems. With sharing these stories of impact, we …

    By: Brianna Heron
    Posted On: August 27, 2021
  • Importance of Expanding the OpenHIE Reach: Southeast Asia, Central and South Americas

    We recently formalized partnership agreements with AeHIN (Asia eHealth Information Network), and RECAINSA, the Central American Health Informatics Network. The OpenHIE community is very excited to move forward this collaborative process with both AeHIN and RECAINSA to better engage with …

    By: Kasey Cummins
    Posted On: August 13, 2021
  • 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?

    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 this blog, we will …

    By: Paul Biondich
    Posted On: May 18, 2021