OpenHIE Resources

  • Architecture Specification

    This is a living document created by the OpenHIE Community and based upon real-world implementations and needs.

  • Blog

    Read the latest news, announcements, and recognitions within the OpenHIE community on our blog.

  • Community Forum

    An online discussion hub for sharing ideas, best practices, and support within the vast OpenHIE community.

  • Contact OpenHIE

    Have a question or comment for us? Please let us know.

  • Data Use Community

    The Data Use Community (DUC) is an open community of organizations and individuals passionate about improving health and healthcare data sharing. This community is set on a mission to address three key needs:

    1. Best Practices
    2. Donor Alignment
    3. In-Country Perspective
  • Digital Square TCO Tool

    Total Cost of Ownership Tool

  • Getting Started Guides

    These provide guidance for the end-to-end implementation of the architecture components.

  • Instant OpenHIE

    The Instant OpenHIE project aims to reduce the costs and skills required for software developers to deploy an OpenHIE architecture for quicker initial solution testing and as a starting point for faster production implementation and customization.

    View the Introduction section to learn more.

  • OHIE Academy

    OpenHIE provides courses that help explain the concepts of health information exchange, the OpenHIE Community and the OpenHIE Architecture.

  • Terminology Clearinghouse

    A central location to publish your definitions and other metadata to make it more reusable and accessible to your stakeholders. The Clearinghouse allows flexible searching and downloading of metadata, custom landing pages for each project, and integration through REST APIs. The OpenHIE Terminology Clearinghouse is based on open-source technology and is designed to promote semantic interoperability.


    This practical Guide serves as a companion to the “WHO guideline: recommendations on digital interventions for health system strengthening” and provides a systematic process for countries to develop a costed implementation plan for digital health within one or more health programme areas, drawing guidance from the WHO guideline–recommended digital health interventions, providing direction to ensure investments are needs-based and contribute effective and interoperable systems  aligned with national digital architecture, country readiness, health system and policy goals.

  • Wiki

    An online home for resources and information sharing on our latest standards and practices.