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Dashboard Discussion

Dear JLN members,

The Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN) 5th General Meeting will be held this year March 6-10, 2017 in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.  The JLN Information Technology Initiative has partnered with AeHIN over the last several years as we have a good synergy of eHealth related topics and country participants.  As in previous years, we have the opportunity to reserve a limited number of spaces for JLN participants that would like to attend this meeting.

The focus for the meeting this year is on achieving the Health SDGs with effective ICT. Please see the draft program concept note here.  This is a working draft and we are providing JLN feedback on adding UHC specific topics.

The JLN IT Initiative will coordinate and submit a request to the Joint Learning Fund to cover country participant expenses.  If you would like to attend this meeting and require funding, please express your interest by replying to Caren Althauser by January 12th at calthauser@path.org.  Please include your name, role, and country.     

Warm regards, 

Caren Althauser

JLN IT Initiative Lead

Data Analytics for Monitoring Provider Payment Systems

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Dashboard Discussions

Dear All,
There are some great webinars available next week that IT Initiative members (or anyone!) may be interested in:

1. Data Warehouses: Bridging Islands of Health Information Systems

Join MEASURE Evaluation on January 28 at 9 a.m. EST for this one-hour webinar: “Data Warehouse: Bridging Islands of Information Systems.” The webinar will be led by Sam Wambugu, Health Informatics Advisor, and Manish Kumar, Senior Technical Specialist for Health Systems Strengthening—both with the USAID-funded MEASURE Evaluation project.
A prevalent problem in the health sector is the difficulty of accessing sector-wide, complete, and integrated health information that satisfies decision-making requests. Paradoxically, a lot of data are collected but structural barriers inhibit their optimal use.

A national data warehouse is an integrated database that can be accessed easily. The data it collects can come from multiple sources: for example, community health workers, health facilities, medical records from hospitals and clinics, district reports, epidemiological surveillance reports, human resource records, and logistics reports on drugs and supplies.

Developing a health data warehouse is complex and time consuming but also essential to the delivery of high-quality health services. This webinar will discuss approaches, processes, and complexities of health data warehousing and will illustrate data-warehousing models suitable for integrating data from different sources. The webinar also offers a platform for participants to share experiences and resources useful in the development of health data warehouses.

REGISTER HERE: https://universityofnc.adobeconnect.com/data-warehouse/event/event_info.html?campaign-id=data-warehouse

2. AeHIN Hour: Moving from a single facility to a National eHealth solution

Want to learn about others' scale-up initiatives and their experiences? Join our first regional AeHIN Hour webinar this year on January 28, 16:00 GMT+8 where we'll be having two speakers.
Mr. Anant Raut of PossibleHealth will be sharing their journey in using EHR at Accham, its benefits realized, and moving to multiple facilities. He will also be elaborating on integration of patient data, integration with national systems and role in National eHealth plans.
Mr. Ranjan of ThoughtWorks will be presenting about Bahmni and its implementations and share about their experiences in Bangladesh in having a national health record system, how to straddle the spectrum of care delivery facilities and the technology architecture and standards required. He will also touch upon consideration to allow for different systems like CommCare/Bahmni to integrate with national SHR.

REGISTER HERE: http://sable.madmimi.com/click?id=264.23.57cb934915b3e5d9849bb180628e008d&l=536&url=http%3A%2F%2Fbitly.com%2Faehinhour55

Password for this session is possibletw123
For those joining via mobile, event number is 868 492 263

Happy eLearning!
Caren

Data Analytics for Monitoring Provider Payment Systems

Dear PPM/IT Collaboration team members,
The presentations from Tuesday's eHealth Summit session on health dashboards have been posted to our HingX project site.

You can find them here: https://hingx.org/JLNCollaborative

by looking under Files, Workshop #2, Presentations.

Regards,
Caren

Dashboard Discussions

Dear JLN Associate Member Countries,

We have a few spots still open for associate member countries to join the JLN PPM/IT Collaborative on Data Analytics to Monitor Provider Payment Systems.

The JLN PPM and IT technical initiatives have joined forces for this Collaborative which brings together policymakers, IT experts, providers, and researchers from JLN countries to share experiences, common challenges, and creative solutions from their day-to-day work on using routine data to monitor the results of provider payment systems.  We are working together to produce a toolkit of resources related to selecting indicators, addressing data management issues, reporting and visualization, and using data for decision making.

Please let us know of you are interested in participating!  See the attached document for more detail on the background, process, and criteria. Expressions of Interest should be submitted no later than June 12th to Surabhi Bhatt at sbhatt@r4d.org.