SAVE THE DATE: 2018 OpenHIE Community Meeting in Tanzania!

By: News
Posted On: April 27, 2018

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 will follow the meeting on August 3 – 4.

We intend for these events to directly support countries as they grapple with the many challenges inherent in driving large-scale health information-sharing architectures.  We invite government officials, and the implementers and developers seeking to support them, to participate in this can’t miss event. This meeting will be an amazing opportunity for peer mentorship, where strategies and approaches to empower pragmatic, standardized, and sustainable health information sharing are shared.  It’s also a great chance to network and share your current and future plans.

Who should attend?

  • Anyone new to the OpenHIE community, who wants to connect with others who interested in health information exchange
  • Ministry of Health and ICT Leaders who want to learn more about OpenHIE and the governance structures around information exchange
  • Experienced OpenHIE community members and ICT implementers who want to share their experiences and learn from others
  • Developers of related health and healthcare application software who want to learn more about standards and system interoperability

Why you should attend!

This event provides a unique opportunity for implementers to collaborate and improve their knowledge of OpenHIE, share needs, and propose new priorities.  Additionally, government leaders will gather and share approaches to plan for and design interoperable solutions. For more details, please visit

Community Meeting Agenda:

The OpenHIE Community Meeting agenda will feature several tracks, including those specifically for government leaders as well as one for OpenHIE Implementers.  Additional tracks for developers will also be included to connect the community meeting with the Connect-a-thon. In additional to these pre-arranged sessions, the agenda will have several open “unconference” sessions where community members will propose presentations on topics relevant to their OpenHIE implementations. Stay tuned for more details on proposing session ideas.


Following the OpenHIE Community Meeting will be a two-day Connect-a-thon, scheduled for August 3 – 4, 2018, at Mount Meru Hotel.  The Connect-a-thon will dive into best practices and standards for interoperability of health tools for use in Low and Middle Income Countries, of which HL7 FHIR and OpenHIE are foundational. More information about the Connect-a-thon is available here: .

Conference Themes:

  • Enabling System Interoperability
  • Country-Driven Success
  • Innovations Breaking New Ground in Information Exchange

For more information about Registration, Accommodations, Visa Invitation Letters and other logistics, please visit