Please join us on Wed. August 28th at 9:00am EST for our monthly Global Digital Health Network meeting, hosted by ICF in Chapel Hill, NC and online via webinar.

From assessment to action: using a maturity model approach to strengthen HIS and eHealth

As resources to strengthen eHealth and health information systems (HIS) have grown over the past few years, so has the development of tailor-made tools to assess where a country is on the journey to optimized digital health systems and HIS interoperability. These tools, adopting a maturity model approach, can assist countries in assessing the enabling environment for eHealth and HIS as well as identify gaps and measure growth. Countries are interested in driving their agenda for HIS and eHealth by developing their own plans for HIS and eHealth and making the case for specific assistance needed to guide donor investments. This webinar will explore how a few tools have been used to assess digital health capacity in order to strengthen HIS and eHealth and the lessons learned from using a maturity model approach.

Date and time: Wednesday, August 28 from 9:00-10:00 EST (in-person gathering begins at 8:30 am EST)

Speakers:

  • Christina Villella, MPH, MEASURE Evaluation, ICF
  • Sam Wambugu, MPH, PMP, MEASURE Evaluation, ICF
  • Jamiru Mpiima, MS, Ministry of Health, Uganda

Registration: Please register on Eventbrite for either in-person (if you will be joining us in Chapel Hill), or online.

For participants joining in-person at MEASURE Evalution's office in Chapel Hill, NC, you may arrive as early as 8:30am. The meeting will begin at 9am EST and conclude at 10:00am. We look forward to an engaging discussion.

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Preparations for the 2019 Global Digital Health Forum are underway!

Please visit our conference website to register, buy tickets, learn how to be a sponsor, apply for a travel scholarship, and more!

Thank you all so much for the overwhelming response. We've received over 400 submissions from 61 countries and 700 authors and will be making abstract acceptance notifications by the end of August.

2019 Global Digital Health Forum theme is: 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)

Hope to see you there!

Trinity and Steve

GDHN Co-Chairs