RECAINSA in OpenHIE
Skill sets to be contributed to the OpenHIE initiative
RECAINSA has a solid network of people and organizations that contribute and add great value to OpenHIE communities. This is especially true in Latin America, where OpenHIE is still just starting to catch on. One of the most important contributions of RECAINSA is the media enrichment that covered practically the entire Region of the Americas and also other regions through collaboration with other digital health networks around the world.
Role within the community
RECAINSA’s desired role within the OpenHIE community is to provide technical input on topics related to interoperability architecture and standards, governance, security and privacy, among others, where the RECAINSA committee can add expertise to the community. RECAINSA can play an important role in disseminating OpenHIE content and other information in Spanish to the entire Latin American community, promoting the benefits and commitment of stakeholders to participate in this initiative.
Contributions to the OpenHIE community
RECAINSA promotes best practices based on evidence and standards in digital health, including interoperability, health information exchange, cybersecurity and data governance, among others, through digital events such as webinars and workshops, and digital publications such as fact sheets and blogs. Along these lines, RECAINSA has begun to contribute to the OpenHIE community, disseminating information through a blog post in Spanish (https://recainsa.org/bienvenidos-a-openhie-comprometerse-y-comenzar-a-trabajar-hacia-el-exchange-de-informacion-en-salud/) and within the participation of Vital Wave representing the OpenHIE community in the Webinar “Governance of health data : interoperability and standards”.
In addition, the members of the RECAINSA commission began to participate in the OpenHIE communities and the expectation is to have more members involved as spaces in Spanish and exchange increase, a topic in which RECAINSA can contribute a lot.
Finally, RECAINSA has a strong commitment with Central American governments to strengthen national digital health strategies, and it seems that the OpenHIE architecture has high potential as part of the adoption of best practices to include in the countries’ digital transformation agenda.