Notice C

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.

Concept-Notes (48 total)

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CERHIS: connect small hospitals and health centers to OpenIMIS

Notice C Opportunity: 
Announcement C1: Modular transformation of openIMIS
Application Status: 
In Scope

CERHIS has been developed to address the issue of non-existing suitable IT solution to facilitate information management in small hospitals and health centers confronted to difficult environmental conditions (poor power supply , poor internet connection, low computer skills, distant IT competences, low financial resources) in low and middle income countries. CERHIS is a facility health information system using Android tablets in replacement of the paper registers. The tablets are synchronized using a Wi-Fi local area network. It is an integrated solution, with software and hardware components, including a specifically designed protection and charging cabinet with alimentation by solar panels and/or grid electricity and/or generators, when available. It produces a simplified EMR, information for the facility management, and aggregated information for the National HMIS (through interoperability with DHIS2).

Connecting CERHIS with OpenIMIS will thus allow to consolidate the OpenIMIS coverage in reaching healthcare users who would otherwise be excluded because they are attending facilities that cannot use more demanding hospital information systems like OpenMRS or Bahmni.

For that purpose some work is still needed to fully comply with open source requirements, to adhere to interoperable standards and to connect the CERHIS billing module (under development) to the OpenIMIS platform.

The project consists in providing additional resources mainly in terms of labor costs to:

  • Support the transition of CERHIS towards an open source system, with an ultimate goal of reaching a global good status;
  • Implement adherence to the HL7 FHIR standards and OpenHIE framework, particularly concerning FHIR standards for claims & reimbursement;
  • Adapt the billing module to integrate health insurance management functionalities, working in interoperability with OpenIMIS.

Connected Diagnostics Platform and DHIS2

Notice C Opportunity: 
Announcement C0: Global Good Software Development and Support
Application Status: 
Incomplete

Executive Summary

Blue Frontier, owners of the Connected Diagnostics Platform (CDP) would like to request funding to explore and develop interoperability features and open source components that will bring the output of CDP into DHIS2 and other distributed systems enabling the open source community to benefit from Blue Frontier’s wealth of experience in the world of connected diagnostics in both LIMCs and the developed world.

cStock DHIS2: Community Health Supply Chain Solution

Notice C Opportunity: 
Announcement C0: Global Good Software Development and Support
Application Status: 
Incomplete

Community-based health workers are critical to achieving universal health coverage by reaching underserved communities with important health services. Visible, responsive and effective supply chains will be essential to the success of community based health programs. In Malawi, JSI and the Ministry of Health introduced a simple mobile solution with web-based dashboards and data review teams called cStock. This supply chain solution proved successful in improving stock reliability by supporting demand-based resupply procedures, connecting Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) with their resupply facility and promoting data use.  

Over the past two years JSI and the University of Oslo have been working together to incorporate the cStock workflows into the DHIS2 system so that all countries can capitalize on this investment. As DHIS2 is used in over 60 countries and by a growing number of community health programs this will offe countries a simple option for improving supply chain visibility within their current information system. The cStock workflows have now been developed in DHIS2 and are currently being piloted in Kenya. This proposal seeks funding to learn from the Kenya experience and make refinements to the system to benefit other community based health programs using DHIS2 and struggling with supply chain management. 

Overall goal of this proposal is to learn from current implementations and improve the structure and design of cStock in DHIS2 to provide a supply chain tool to benefit other countries and community health programs.

Develop a claim submission, enrollment and enrollment verification module with a clinical point of service application using the relevant HL7 FHIR standards, openIMIS and OpenMRS

Notice C Opportunity: 
Announcement C1: Modular transformation of openIMIS
Application Status: 
Pending Review & Investment

Executive summary

DHIS 2 Utility Suite

Notice C Opportunity: 
Announcement C0: Global Good Software Development and Support
Application Status: 
Pending Review & Investment

Executive Summary

BAO Systems is pleased to present its proposal to develop a DHIS 2 Utility Suite in response to the Digital Square Notice C - Open call for Global Goods.

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