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Why do Unique IDs matter? How Unique Health IDs are Supporting Improved Health Care
This 3-part video series was developed for the Asia eHealth Information Network’s Regional Enterprise Architecture Council for Health or REACH with support from the Asian Development Bank, UNICEF, and World Health Organization.
WHO Unveils First Digital Health Worker to Fight Covid-19 and Smoking
The World Health Organization (WHO) unveiled its first digital health worker as part of a global initiative to convince the world's more than one billion tobacco users to quit smoking, share life-saving information during the coronavirus pandemic and combat misinformation about the coronavirus. Developed by New Zealand technology company, Soul Machines, Florence is what is known as an avatar, a virtual brain behind the virtual body.
WHO Guideline: recommendations on digital interventions for health system strengthening
This guideline provides ten evidence-based recommendations on the digital health interventions that are prioritized during the scoping process. These recommendations are made with the expectation that their implementation is grounded in an understanding of the ecosystem readiness and maturity.
What is Master Patient Index
OpenCRVS is an open source software product that supports civil registration (CR) and vital statistics (VS) services in low-resource countries and is interoperable with other systems. An important feature of OpenCRVS is the data driven management dashboard where CR managers can view key performance indicators, such as registration coverage rates per district and time taken between birth registration and the collection of the birth certificate.
Open MRS
OpenMRS is a software platform and a reference application that enables design of a customized medical records system (MRS). It is a common platform upon which health informatics and eHealth efforts in low-income countries can be built. OpenMRS is based on the principle that information should be stored in a way that makes it easy to summarize and analyze (i.e., minimal use of free text and maximum use of coded information). At its core is a concept dictionary that stores all diagnoses, tests, procedures, drugs, and other general questions and potential answers. The OpenMRS system works in more than 3,000 medical sites for about 8.7 million patients in more than 64 countries.
Since its launch in 2013 MicroGuide™ has helped improve antimicrobial stewardship and is now used in 114 Medical Organisations. Over 50% of UK NHS clinicians use the service and it’s been deployed in England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Gibraltar, New Zealand, China, Iceland, the United States, Cambodia, and MalawiThere are over 100,000 users of the mobile application in 173 countries.
Goods Guidebook Version 1.0
The Global Goods Guidebook showcases emergent and established global goods that are approved for investment through Digital Square. By better coordinating the development of digital health global goods, such as those presented in the guidebook, stakeholders involved in digital health can reduce duplication and ensure that platforms are not only more aligned with national priorities, but that they strengthen health systems
Classification of Digital Health Interventions v 1.0. A shared language to describe the uses of digital technology for health
The World Health Organization Classification of Digital Health Interventions v1.0: A shared language to describe the uses of digital technology for health has recently been launched. The classification of digital health interventions (DHIs) categorizes the different ways in which digital and mobile technologies are being used to support health system needs. Targeted primarily at public health audiences, this Classification framework aims to promote an accessible and bridging language between technologists and those in health, to facilitate discussions and ways of articulating needs, as well as to describe functionalities represented in digital health system implementations