Medic in OpenHIE & the Digital Health Community
Skill sets that Medic can add to the OpenHIE initiative
Medic has a global team of over 90 innovators, dispersed across more than 14 countries, 32 cities, and all time zones. Medic’s team is collectively driven to advance health equity.
While one member of Medic’s field team is traveling 100 miles to visit a remote clinic, other members – software and application developers, product and service designers, health researchers, and project managers – are working with technical partners to fine-tune models, devise new patient interventions, and make time-saving, human-centered software
Medic’s desired role within the OpenHIE Community
Medic understands the need for openness and interoperability which aligns well with OpenHIE’s mission. Medic would like to serve as an exemplar of OpenHIE’s mission, vision and values, through the adoption of its standards and sharing learnings within the CHT community.
Medic would also leverage on its networks and partnerships to share or encourage sharing of country implementation activities, and would provide available time and resources to assist OpenHIE leadership in prioritizing activities within the larger OpenHIE community roadmap.
Medic has in the past served and would like to continue to serve as OpenHIE ambassadors through the digital health ecosystem and encourage a broader representation in OpenHIE processes.
Through working to adopt OpenHIE standard, Medic would assist in developing materials for OpenHIE scenarios and workflows and share them with the larger OpenHIE community.
Examples of Medic’s historic contributions to the OpenHIE community and active contributions
Over the last few years, Medic has actively participated in calls and attended OpenHIE conferences. Several teammates at Medic have successfully completed OpenHIE academy courses, and applied that knowledge to enhancing the CHT Core Framework and CHT deployments.
In 2019, Medic attended the OpenHIE conference held in Addis Ababa and led a CHT product showcase session demonstrating the CHT’s alignment with OpenHIE architecture. Additionally, Medic led a team at the conference’s hackconnect-a-thon, successfully connecting the CHT with other components in the OpenHIE ecosystem.
More recently, Medic has presented at the OpenHIE architecture call and has continued to collaborate in the Community Health Worker Community of Practice.
Examples of Medic’s contributions to the digital health community
Medic believes providing communities with sophisticated, human-centered technology is an effective tool on the path to achieving a more just world, where universal health coverage is a reality and health is a secured human right.
By mid 2021, Medic and the CHT – a global public good, supported 37,814 health workers across 15 countries, with CHWs engaging in a total of 57.8 million all-time caring activities. The CHT has supported over 10,000 health workers with systems for COVID-19 response, disease surveillance, contact tracing, and patient care.