Please join us on June 19th our monthly GDHN meeting: Realist Reviews, Gap Maps, and Other Tips for Designing Evidence-based Data Use Interventions

Globally, program implementers have strived to design interventions that allow health workers to not only collect better data, but to also use those data for decision-making. But how well do we, as designers of data use interventions, actually use data and evidence? The Immunization Data: Evidence for Action (IDEA) Review was undertaken to identify the existing evidence on what works to improve the use of heath data, and to synthesize that evidence into actionable steps that implementers, policymakers and funders can take to design better data use interventions.

During this session, the presenters from PATH will share the methodology used to identify and review 549 pieces of evidence, the evidence gap map, and IDEA’s efforts to ensure the findings are turned into action. MEASURE Evaluation and Village Reach will share cases studies that are examples of evidence-based data use interventions. Discussion also will focus on how the global digital health community can work to increase the quality of evidence available on best practices for data use to help further the work started by the IDEA team.

This meeting will take place at PATH headquarters in Seattle, WA. (2201 Westlake Avenue, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98121). Please register HERE on Eventbrite for remote login information.

Starting at 8:00 a.m. PDT, there will be 30 minutes for breakfast and networking for in-person participants. The presentations and webinar for remote participants will begin at 8:30 a.m. PDT/11:30 a.m. EDT.


Jessica Shearer, Acting Director, Health Systems Innovation and Delivery, PATH

Hallie Goertz, Director of Engagement, Center of Digital and Data Excellence, PATH

Michelle Li, Monitoring, Evaluation and Data Use Specialist, Palladium

Jennifer Pancholi, Interim Lead, Data Analytics Team, Village Reach


8:00 a.m. PDT: Networking and breakfast (In-person participants)

8:30 a.m. PDT: Webinar opens for remote participants/ Presentation begins

9:30 a.m. PDT: Questions

10:00 a.m. PDT: Sessions ends for in-person and remote participants 


May 2019 GDHN Meeting Presentation Now Available - A Systems Approach to Digital Health


*Click here to view the recording*

Presentation Summary:

Strong health information systems (HIS) result in the use of high quality data for strengthened health systems and health outcomes. Digital health provides unique opportunities through the application of technology to HIS. MEASURE Evaluation works to strengthen HIS, including through digital health, in more than 20 countries. This has provided a unique opportunity to document successes and lessons learned in how HIS strengthening is achieved at a country level.  MEASURE Evaluation’s learning agenda for HIS Strengthening has been guided by the following questions:

  1. What are the factors and conditions of HIS performance progress?

  2. What are the stages of progression to a strong HIS and how are the measured?

  3. What the characteristics of a strong HIS?

The answers to these questions, as well as HIS country profiles, examples of HIS interventions at country level, and a searchable database of HIS assessment tools are available on the HIS Strengthening Resource Center – a hub for HIS strengthening resources. MEASURE Evaluation also supports the Improving HIS LinkedIn Group, open to the public for discussion and resource sharing.


Announcing the 2019 Global Digital Health Forum - Call for Abstracts Now Open

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)

Call for Abstracts is now open! Please submit abstracts using the following link

Abstract submission deadline is July 5, 2019

Stay tuned for opportunities to sponsor or be an exhibitor.

Hope to see you there!

Trinity and Steve

GDHN Co-Chairs


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