OHIE Blog

  • 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
  • SAVE THE DATE: 2018 OpenHIE Community Meeting in Tanzania!

    On behalf of the entire OpenHIE community, we are excited to announce the inaugural OpenHIE Community Meeting, which will be held July 31 – August 2 at the Mount Meru Hotel and Conference Center in Arusha, Tanzania.  A technology-focused Connect-a-Thon …

    By: News
    Posted On: April 27, 2018
  • OpenHIE Values and Digital Principles

    Back in March 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. As …

    By: News
    Posted On: March 1, 2017
  • HIE Wins Book of the Year

    OpenHIE is very proud to be a contributor to the 2017 HIMSS Book of the Year: “Health Information Exchange: Navigating and Managing a Network of Health Information Systems” published by Elsevier.  We all felt it was important to contribute to …

    By: News
    Posted On: February 21, 2017
  • OpenHIE Meet-Up at 2016 Global Digital Health Forum

    The OpenHIE Meet-Up on Wednesday, December 14 at the Global Digital Health Forum had two simple goals: One, to gather those working in different components and areas of OpenHIE’s architecture – or at least those working in health information systems …

    By: News
    Posted On: December 29, 2016
  • 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