Monthly Meetings

The Global Digital Health Network holds regular meetings–both in-person and virtual–each month to discuss promising approaches, challenges and lessons learned, where invited speakers present on topics of interest to the group. The Network also hosts deep dives to further explore important topics in a hands-on context. Presentation slides and meeting recaps are shared on the Network listserv so members are informed of both the presentation topics and discussion among participants.

Monthly Meetings


On March 12, members from around the world gathered for a rapid response session of the GDHN on COVID-19. The interactive workshop started with an update on COVID-19 and coronavirus infections. Government health experts in LMICs reported on what national health systems are doing to prepare and mitigate COVID-19 impact. Additionally, the meeting revisited lessons […]


November’s conversation focused on the topic: Moving Beyond the Capitol Cities: Strengthening HIS Leadership and Governance at Sub-national Levels. The presentation included an overview of Palladiums Data, Informatics and Analytics Solutions practice, as well as governance approaches and initiatives. The meeting also featured a presentation and discussion Palladium’s Health Informatics, Governance and Data Analytics (HIGDA) […]


February’s meeting focused on the question: What Does It Really Cost to Develop Global Digital Health Goods? Presenters included: Merrick Schaefer, who worked on the valuation framework at USAID Theresa Cullen, with OpenMRS at Reginstrief Jonathan Jackson, with CommCare at Dimagi Wayan Vota, with iHRIS at IntraHealth International Conversations featured research from USAID and the Boston Consulting […]


Please join us on February 27, at 10 am for our monthly Global Digital Health Network meeting, hosted by IntraHealth. Please join us in person at IntraHealth International in Chapel Hill, NC or at JSI in Arlington, VA, or online via webinar! February’s meeting will focus on the question: What Does It Really Cost to Develop Global Digital Health Goods? This […]

Slides and Recording: GDHN January 2020 Meeting

January’s conversation focused on “Elements of building a sustainable and strong national Health Information System.” Presenters Romain Tohouri, Alex Tumwesigye, Sarah Andersson, and Tariq Azim shared JSI’s experience around Health Information Systems strengthening including DHIS2, the launch of the Routine Health Information Systems e-learning course and IMPACT teams. Please find the recording here Please download the slides […]

GDHN October 2019 Monthly Meeting

Please join us on October 3rd at 10:00am EST for our monthly Global Digital Health Network meeting, hosted by DAI in Washington, DC and online via webinar!  Cybersecurity and 5G in Digital Health Electronic health records and digital health systems have allowed greater and more rapid access to potentially life-saving information for patients around the world. Despite […]

Slides and Recording: GDHN August Monthly Meeting

From Assessment to Action: Using a Maturity Model Approach to Strengthen eHealth and Health Information Systems During this meeting, the presenters shared the background and development process for the HIS Interoperability Maturity Toolkit. This toolkit, along with the Global Digital Health Index and the HIS Stages of Continuous Improvement, is part of a suite of assessment tools developed under […]