What we do
We support implementations of digital health interventions for health systems strengthening and conduct research on the optimal design and implementation of such interventions to strengthen the evidence base for global digital health.
We design and implement digital health registries (eRegistries) for maternal and child health. We create systems for digital data collection of individual clients by health workers in the District Health Information Software 2 (DHIS2). Each client has a digital client record. An eRegistry can support several digital health interventions, for example, automated reporting, health worker clinical decision support, feedback dashboards and personalized SMS to clients.
- Interested in knowing more? Take a look at our flyer (pdf).
Our team works closely with implementation teams and research groups in different settings. We partner with countries to identify opportunities for health systems strengthening using eRegistries and to contextualize global guidelines and digital adaptation kits (link) for their health systems. We conduct systematic assessments of data needs, create clinically appropriate content of digital health interventions, software, and hardware considerations; formulation of useful evidence-based indicators; training including data management and use; and dissemination strategies. All our documentation and products are global public goods, and free to use.
- The Building Stronger Public Health Institutions and Systems (BIS) Program in global and regional networks
All our projects are accompanied by research to develop the science for digital health interventions for health systems strengthening. We do research of real-world implementations and employ a wide range of methods including intervention trials, implementation research, and registry-based epidemiology.
Publications for more information on the research:
- Publications - National library of Medicine (nlm.nih.gov)
- Oxford Open Digital Health (academic.oup.com)
Contribution to global goods
Members of our team have contributed to the following global goods:
- DHIS2 ANC Tracker (dhis2.org) based on WHO’s Digital Adaptation Kit (DAK). The ANC Tracker has been released as a Global Public Good and in the DHIS2 community of practice (dhis2.org)
- Guideline development group (GDG) of WHO’s guideline Recommendations for digital health interventions for health systems strengthening (who.int)
- DHIS2 Immunization metadata packagee (dhis2.org)
- DHIS2 Tracker implementation guide (dhis2.org)