Notice B

Promoting the collaborative development of proposals for investments in digital health global goods

Digital Square supports investments in digital health global goods, which are tools that are adaptable to different countries and contexts. Mature digital health global good software is software that is (usually) Free and Open Source (FOSS), is supported by a strong community, has a clear governance structure, is funded by multiple sources, has been deployed at significant scale, is used across multiple countries, has demonstrated effectiveness, is designed to be interoperable, and is an emergent standard application.

We are using an open proposal process. Your concept notes and proposals will be publicly posted, giving you and other submitters the opportunity to find collaborators and provide and receive feedback from your peers.

Proposals (62 total)

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DHIS2 FHIR interface

Primary Author: Scott Russpatrick
Application Status: 
In Scope - withdraw

University of Oslo (UiO) requests support for the development of a HL7 FHIR interface to make a subset of DHIS2 resources as FHIR
resources accessible through a FHIR API. We would like to undertake this project in partnership with other organisations who have experience
working with DHIS2 and FHIR (for example Jembi Systems and Intrahealth).
Whereas the historic use of DHIS2 over the past more than 20 years has been primarily confined to aggregate health data, DHIS2 has in recent

Implementing M-health across Southeast Asia

Primary Author: Swam Saung Oo
Application Status: 
Out of Scope

The majority of rural populations lack basic health knowledge and have limited access to adequate healthcare facilities in time in Southeast
Asia. Limited access to healthcare facilities has a negative impact on their quality of life owing to unmet health needs, delay in receiving
appropriate care, lack of preventive services, and hospitalisations that could have been prevented.
We propose “ M-health” (healthcare provision through mobile devices) that saves time, energy and cost to fulfil their health needs by

Notice B: Assuring the Long-term Value of a Critical Public Health Tool: e-TB Manager

Primary Author: Dai Hozumi
Application Status: 
In Scope - withdraw

The emergence of drug‐resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) around the world has made it more difficult to manage both individual patient cases and
ensure the uninterrupted availability of complex set of medicines needed to treat the disease[1]. Many national TB programs in low- and
middle-income countries still manage patient data with unsophisticated spreadsheets or even paper-based systems. As a result, although
standardized international guidelines for TB control exist, TB programs often have problems managing and analyzing the data needed to follow

Notice B: Automated Health Information Systems Interoperability Maturity Assessment Tool

Primary Author: Sam Wambugu
Application Status: 
Out of Scope

In 2017, ICF worked under MEASURE Evaluation to develop a health information systems (HIS) interoperability maturity toolkit. The toolkit
comprises an HIS maturity model, a maturity model assessment tool, and a users’ guide. The maturity model concept is used to measure the
ability of an organization or government entity, such as a ministry of health (MOH), to continuously improve in a specific discipline until it
reaches the desired maturity. The toolkit was developed collaboratively with the Digital Health and Interoperability (DH&I) working group of

Notice B: Building an Open Source LIS Technologies Community of Practice

Primary Author: Jan Flowers
Application Status: 
Approved - partially funded

Laboratories are a pillar of any care, treatment, and prevention program and the data they generate are critical for clinical decision making,
disease screening, monitoring, blood safety and surveillance. Good laboratory practice (GLP) and standards-based laboratory accreditation
requires a laboratory to utilize a standardized system to collect, analyze, report, and store laboratory data. Electronic Laboratory Information
System (LIS) are software that are used to support good laboratory practice. LIS are a crucial component for the effective management and