Global Digital Health Forum Presentations

Strengthening Health System Finances Through Digital Health: Two Case Studies from Malawi

This poster illustrates findings from a study in Malawi which investigated whether, and through what mechanisms, the implementation of a modular eHIS influenced patient billing practices in a large referral hospital in Malawi, drawing on the perspectives of complex sociotechnical systems, health system strengthening and ICT for governance.

Author: Paul Kawale

Electronic Medical Records

This session will highlight lessons from the development, implementation, and transition of electronic medical records in developing countries. Participants will hear about the benefits of an interoperable EMR: there is a unified data format, providers are able to backup data, and that same data can be used to generate reports via DHIS2 from both the cloud servers and hardware EMR system.

Uganda’s roadmap for integration of Digital Health systems for health information exchange

This session will discuss the roadmap to integrate Uganda’s health information systems. Uganda is using digital health to improve the timeliness and accuracy of public health reporting and to facilitate disease monitoring and surveillance. However, eHealth investments are not based on any standards and thus not properly guided.

Making the most out of all that data: Leveraging small & big data to improve health outcomes

The digital health ecosystem is increasingly interrelated. Countries are confronted with an abundance of data. Adding big data sources like population and geographic data creates an unprecedented amount of data available... but is it being used to it's potential? There is an opportunity to make smarter use of existing data to minimize data collection, gain a comprehensive, real-time understanding of what is happening now, and predict what to expect next.

Evaluating results of direct-to-consumer services—harder than you might think

Session at the 2019 Global Digital Health Forum. presenters include:

  • Abdul Momin Kazi, Aga Khan University
  • Lianne Gonsalves, World Health Organization
  • Jessica Watterson, University of California Berkeley and IDEO
  • Emily Mangone (MODERATOR), Abt Associates

Registration, Management, and Dispensation of Pharmaceutical Commodities

This session highlights innovations for registration, management, and monitoring of pharmaceutical information and commodities.

Playing Games to Save Lives – Bringing Serious Gaming to Behavior Change

The ACCELERATE project’s Think | BIG (Behavioral Integration Guidance) process is an evidence-driven systems approach to behavior change. The process demonstrates the need to have all elements in place at the same time for the same audience for behaviors to change. While seemingly a simple concept, it has proved difficult to convey.