Announcing our April monthly meeting - How to Use Evaluation Frameworks to Improve Digital Health Programs


Please RSVP now to join your digital health colleagues to explore two ways we can use evaluation frameworks to improve digital development program design, implementation, and future direction.

On April 16 from 9-10:30AM EST at IntraHealth International in Chapel Hill, NC, at MCSP in Washington, DC, and online around the world, we’ll take a deep dive into:

Evaluating Using Digital Principles

The Principles of Digital Development are nine living guidelines intended to help practitioners succeed in applying digital technologies to development programs. Yet how to apply these high-level ideas to actual digital health projects?

Recently, IntraHealth International partnered with NPOKI to create the first independent assessment of a major ICT4D initiative using the Digital Principles. Wayan Vota from IntraHealth, will walk us through how iHRIS, IntraHealth’s flagship health workforce information software was evaluated, the results they found, and how IntraHealth will use the results to inform future iHRIS development.

Evaluating Using DHIRT

The Digital Health Investment Review Tool provides high-level guidance on how to apply the Digital Principles and the Principles of Donor Alignment for Digital Health into a set of scoring criteria for strategic investments in global digital health.

Merrick Schaefer from USAID will show us how the DHIRT is useful for development practitioners and technologists, including how:

  • Donors can use the DHIRT when creating requests for solicitations, defining contract language, and evaluating proposals for grant funding and software procurement.

  • Implementers can use the DHIRT to respond to RFPs, design their activities, and implement their technology solution with digital health best practices.

Location Information

Please join us in person at IntraHealth International in Chapel Hill, NC; or at MCSP in Washington, DC.

Call-in Information

Remote viewing is available via Zoom- RSVP to receive call-in information!



Announcing the 2019 Global Digital Health Forum

2019 Global Digital Health Forum theme: Celebrating Innovation and Supporting Proven Practices at Scale.   This year’s Forum will highlight evidence-based practices being scaled around the world as part of national digital health strategies. We will also highlight the ways in which all of you are innovating within the ever-changing landscape of global digital health to increase efficiency and effectiveness.

Date: December 9-11, 2019

Location: Bethesda North Marriott; Rockville, Maryland (Greater Washington DC area)

Stay tuned for the call for abstracts, which will be coming in May, as well as opportunities to sponsor or be an exhibitor.

Hope to see you there!

Trinity and Steve

GDHN Co-Chairs


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