OHIE Blog

  • 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

    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 technical and operational skills across various communities …

    By: Daniel Futerman, Jembi Health Systems
    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
  • SAVE THE DATE: 2019 OpenHIE Community Meeting in Ethiopia!

    On behalf of the entire OpenHIE community, we are excited to announce the 2nd OpenHIE Community Meeting focused on improving the use of data, which will be held November 4-8 at the Hyatt Regency in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Concurrent with …

    By: News
    Posted On: June 7, 2019
  • 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
  • Reflections from the Inaugural OpenHIE Community Meeting: Learning, Sharing, Growing, and Innovating

    By: Amanda BenDor, Paul Biondich, Carl Fourie, Eden Tarimo, and Jamie Thomas Organizing an international five-day meeting for a diverse digital health community is no easy task.  There are venues to secure, agendas to develop, and invitation letters to draft. …

    By: News
    Posted On: September 28, 2018
  • 3 Ways To Invest in Interoperable Health Information Systems

    June 05, 2018 These are the paths that will lead us beyond lofty goals and onto practical action. We know that interoperability is key to improving the effectiveness and resilience of health information systems. As we’ve said before, it’s crucial …

    By: News
    Posted On: June 5, 2018