Join us October 3rd at PATH at 9:30 AM EST for a discussion on Digital Health Communities! 

It takes a village to make support the development, interoperability and implementation of health information systems.  We spend a lot of time talking about the technology but the people are the heart of enabling appropriate and well-functioning digital health systems.  This month’s Global Digital Health Network meeting will dive into digital health communities that support digital technologies.  


Carl Fourie (Jembi) and Amanda BenDor (PATH) will provide a recap of the inaugural OpenHIE Community Meeting, which took place in Arusha, Tanzania in August.  They will highlight the takeaways from the milestone event as well as discuss several new subcommittees emerging in the OpenHIE space. Rebecca Alban (Village Reach) will present on the OpenLMIS community and what strategies they use to engage users of OpenLMIS to ensure the software is customized to fit user needs.  They’ll also highlight some of the pain points in supporting a global community, offering some tips to build a stronger digital health community behind a robust software system.  Finally, Paul Biondich (OpenMRS, Regenstrief) will showcase the OpenMRS community, highlighting it’s history and ways they support their users to harness the medical records system including growing interest in OpenMRS interoperability.



The meeting will be hosted at PATH’s office in Washington, DC at 455 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001; please RSVP for the event on Eventbrite here If you would like to attend in person, please secure a ticket by COB 10/1/18. Participants can also join remotely via Zoom at the following link:



We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2018 Global Digital Health Forum

Join us December 10th & 11th at Academy Hall - FHI 360’s Conference Center in the heart of Washington, DC - for the 5th Annual Global Digital Health Forum.

The theme for this year’s event — A Shared Language for Digital Health — looks to the World Health Organization’s “Classification of Digital Health Interventions” as a framework to guide our conversation.The 2018 Global Digital Health Forum will be an intimate and curated event, capped at 300 attendees, with engaging sessions to connect government stakeholders, digital health technologists, researchers, donors, implementers and field experts from across the globe. The Forum will once again feature TED-style talks, panel presentations, hands-on workshops, the interactive “Appy Hour”, vendor tables and an opportunity to showcase your work on a poster.


Please note that the Forum will not take place at a hotel this year, so participants will be required to make their own lodging arrangements, and we expect to announce discounted hotel rates available to participants shortly.


The FHI 360 Conference Center is conveniently located at 1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20009. Click here for a map of the location. 


Please be sure to REGISTER and make plans to attend as we expect to sell out well in advance 


Thank you and we look forward to your participation to make this a great event! 


The Global Digital Health Advisory Board



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