OHIE Blog

  • 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 Upchurch
    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 Upchurch
    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 Upchurch
    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
  • 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 Upchurch
    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 Upchurch
    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 Upchurch
    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 Upchurch
    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