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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Notice B: EtherCIS: Enterprise Clinical Data Repository - built to world leading openEHR standard

Primary Author: Tony Shannon
Application Status: 
Not Approved

Healthcare IT at present is simply not good enough and the challenge of building Guideline Based, Workflow Integration, Electronic Health
Records at scale is one of the grand challenges of our time. The current state of disconnected siloed proprietary healthIT systems is perhaps the
key issue facing the sector, adversely impacting clinicians at the frontline and impacting the care process.
EtherCIS is an open source Enterprise Grade Clinical Data Repository, built to comply with the leading international Electronic Health Record

Notice B: Expanding the Bahmni Hospital System as a FOSS Project

Primary Author: Darius Jazayeri

Bahmni is an easy to use, complete, open source Hospital Information System (HIS) and Electronic Medical Record (EMR) that has been built
in the Global South to meet the needs of low resource environments. Bahmni is a distribution of the OpenMRS medical record platform, with a
user interface built from the ground up. It also supports Odoo (formerly OpenERP), OpenELIS, and dcm4chee, providing an integrated robust
solution that manages patient information in a flexible fashion through the care cycle, including registration, various points-of-care,

Notice B: GARA World - Public Health Africa Network (PHAN)

Primary Author: Sando Johnson
Application Status: 
Out of Scope

In order to improve the health of families, women, and children around the world, organizations need to know that what they are doing is working. Most health organizations do this primarily by collecting quantitative and qualitative data about the services they provide and the outcomes they expect to see. These types of data can be effectively and routinely collected in a health information system, such as the GARA World System.

Notice B: Global Healthsites Mapping Project - Building a curated open data commons of health facility data with OpenStreetMap

Primary Author: Mark Herringer
Application Status: 
Approved - partially funded

Currently, when a natural disaster or disease outbreak occurs there is a rush to establish accurate health care location data that can be used to support people on the ground. This has been demonstrated by events such as the Haiti earthquake and the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. As a result, valuable time is wasted establishing accurate and accessible data. The Global Healthsites Mapping Project is building a global commons of health facility data by making OpenStreetMap useful to the medical community and humanitarian sector.


Primary Author: Jonathan Metzger
Application Status: 
Out of Scope

MEASURE Evaluation Phase IV is a worldwide United States Agency for International Development (USAID) cooperative agreement,
awarded to the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. The project is carried out through sub agreements with John Snow, Inc.
(JSI), The Futures Group in Washington, DC, Tulane University in New Orleans, LA, ICF International in Calverton, MD and MSH. Its
objective is to improve and institutionalize the collection and utilization of data for population, health and nutrition programs. Project activities