Digital Health Solutions

Resources

If you are interested in learning more about our work in the field of health management information systems and related topics, we recommend the resources (including reports, articles, webinars, videos, databases, and listservs) listed below.

Reports, toolkits, and articles

Albania Pilots an Immunization Information System. Seattle: PATH and World Health Organization; 2012. Available at: http://www.path.org/publications/detail.php?i=2253.

Building Stronger Health Information Systems in the Developing World: Recommendations for Donors, Governments, and Nongovernmental Organizations. Wilson K, Lubinski D. Seattle: PATH; 2010. (724 KB)

Business Process Taskflow Diagrams for National Health Insurance Information Systems. Seattle: The Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage; 2012. (184 KB)

The Case for a National Health Information System Architecture; a Missing Link to Guiding National Development and Implementation. Stansfield S, Orobaton N, Lubinski D, Uggowitzer S, Mwanyika H. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2008. (421 KB)

The Case for Developing and Deploying an Open Source Electronic LMIS. Seattle: PATH; 2011. Available at: http://hingx.org/Share/Details/493.

Common Requirements for Logistics Management Information Systems. Seattle: PATH; 2010. Available in French, Spanish, and Vietnamese at: http://www.path.org/publications/detail.php?i=1865.

Common Requirements for Maternal Health Information Systems: Produced With the Collaborative Requirements Development Methodology. Taylor C, Luchitsky A, Lubinski D, Peloso L, Wilson K. Seattle: PATH; 2013. Available at: http://www.path.org/publications/detail.php?i=2281.

Connecting Health Information Systems for Better Health. Ritz D, Althauser C, Wilson K. Seattle: PATH and Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage, 2014. Available at: http://jln1.pressbooks.com/ or http://hingx.org/2272.

Delivering on the Promise of Information Technology to Strengthen Health Systems: PATH’s Approach to Enterprise Architecture Addresses Common Challenges of Health Systems. Seattle: PATH; 2011. Available at: http://www.path.org/publications/detail.php?i=1966.

Developing integrated health information systems in low income countries: An enterprise architecture approach. Mwanyika H. Basel: Universität Basel; 2012. Available at: http://sites.path.org/hmis/?p=1071.

Domestic Refrigerators for Vaccine Storage in Tunisia: Conclusion and Recommendations. Lloyd J, McCarney S, Ouhichi R. Seattle: PATH and World Health Organization; 2012. Available at: http://www.path.org/publications/detail.php?i=2255.

From Digital Study Hall to Digital Public Health. Richard Anderson. Seattle: University of Washington; 2012. (1.6 MB). How to Foster Low-Tech Health Innovation. Chhabra E. Washington, DC: The Atlantic; August 2013. Available at: http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/08/how-to-grow-low-tech-health-innovation/278451/.

Here’s how smart information systems save lives. Seattle: PATH; April 2014. Available online at: http://www.path.org/blog/2014/04/smart-information-systems/.

Innovations in monitoring vital events. Kabadi G, Mwanyika H, de Savigny D. Herston, Australia: University of Queensland; 2013. Available at: http://sites.path.org/hmis/files/2014/09/Kabadi-Mwanyika-de-Savigny-Innovations-in-Monitoing-Vital-Events-WP31-2013.pdf.

The journey to scale: moving together past digital health pilots. Wilson K, Gertz B, Arenth B, Salisbury.N. Seattle: PATH, 2014. Available at: http://www.path.org/publications/files/TS_dhs_journey_to_scale.pdf.

Meeting Requirements for Controlled Room Temperature Storage of Medicines. Lloyd J, McCarthy S. Seattle: PATH and World Health Organization; 2012. Available at: http://www.path.org/publications/detail.php?i=2254.

mHealth, eHealth, Reproductive Health. Wittet, S. Seattle: PATH; December 2013. (620 KB)

mHealth Mobile Messaging Toolkit: Selecting a Mobile Messaging Platform Vendor. Seattle: PATH; 2014. (881 KB)

Mobile Wellness Toolkit Project. Anderson R. Seattle: University of Washington; 2012. (1.7 MB)

National eHealth Strategy Toolkit: 2012. Geneva: World Health Organization, 2012. Available at: http://www.itu.int/pub/D-STR-E_HEALTH.05-2012.

Planning an Information Systems Project: A Toolkit for Public Health Managers. Grevendonk J, Taliesin B, Brigden D. Seattle: PATH; July 2013. (2,136 KB)

Product Vision for the Better Immunization Data Initiative. BID Initiative. Seattle, WA: PATH, 2014. (4.3 MB)

Projecting Health: Engaging Communities through Visual Communication. Seattle: PATH; 2014. Available at: http://www.path.org/publications/detail.php?i=2421.

Projecting Health: Two Case Studies on Empowering Local Community Health Workers to Improve Health Outcomes. Available at: http://www.path.org/publications/detail.php?i=2490.

Promoting Interoperability of Health Insurance Information Systems through a Health Data Dictionary. Streveler D, Hesp C. Seattle: The Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage; 2012. (1.06 MB)

Provider Payment Reform and Information Technology Systems: A Chicken and Egg Question for National Health coverage Programs. Wilson K, Latko B, Cashin C, Garabrant A, Hesp C, Stepney P, et al. The Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage; 2013. (2.27 MB)

Rational Systems Design for Health Information Systems in Low-Income Countries: An Enterprise Architecture Approach. Mwanyika H, Lubinski D, Anderson R, Chester K, Makame M, Steele M, et al. Journal of Enterprise Architecture; 2011. Available at: http://homes.cs.washington.edu/~anderson/docs/2011/hm2011.pdf.

Requirements for National Health Insurance Information Systems. Washington, DC: The Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage; 2014. (529 KB)

A system for safe flash-heat pasteurization of human breast milk. Chaudhri R, Vlachos D, Kaza J, Palludan J, Bilbao N, Martin T, et al. Presented at the 5th ACM Workshop on Networked Systems for Developing Regions, June 28, 2011. (658 KB)

“Technology Update: Cold Chain Equipment Inventory.” Seattle: PATH; 2013. (753 KB)

“Technology update: Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage.” Seattle: PATH; 2014. (711 KB)

“Technology Update: OpenLMIS.” Seattle: PATH; 2014. (699 KB)

“Theory of Change for the Data Use Partnership.” Seattle: PATH, Vital Wave; 2016. (434 KB)

Vietnam: Demonstrating Innovative Health Supply Chain Solutions. Geneva: PATH, WHO; July 2012. (181 KB PDF)

Webinars

Developing a National eHealth Standards Framework. Presenter: Derek Ritz. Date: September 17th, 2013. Many countries are undertaking projects to implement interoperable, national-scale eHealth infrastructure. Interoperability relies on eHealth standards – but which standards should we use? This webinar introduced a “storytelling” approach to developing a National eHealth Standards Framework (NeSF). This approach is grounded in the formal practices of enterprise architecture. However, it simplifies the process and describes a step-by-step methodology that clearly connects our characteristic health stories to the standards-based eHealth infrastructure that operationalizes them.

Health Data Dictionaries and the Philippines Experience using OpenHDD. This webinar provided an overview of the JLN-developed openHDD tool and the process used by countries in creating and using a health data dictionary. The webinar featured speakers included Michiel Berende of PharmAccess and Dr. Art Alcantara of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth).

The mHealth Mobile Messaging Toolkit: Practical Uses and Applications. Presenters: Brian Taliesin and Peter Benjamin. Date: November 5th, 2014. This webinar walks implementers through how the mHealth Mobile Messaging Toolkit: Considerations When Selecting a Mobile Messaging Platform Vendor can be used in the real world.

Planning an Information Systems Project: A Toolkit for Public Health Managers. Presenter: Kate Wilson. Date: September 19th, 2013. PATH and the WHO have developed an ICT toolkit that can help NGOs and public health managers plan for the implementation of information and communications technology in health information systems. It draws on lessons learned by project Optimize, a five-year collaboration between the World Health Organization and PATH.

Videos

“The Better Immunization Data Initiative.” PATH. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noOaXhHJTg8.

Digital Health Solutions YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc05MvFK2Bf35_2fU6UckVw.

“How are JLN members working together to improve their Health Information Technology Systems?” Joint Learning Network. Available at: http://vimeo.com/67324696.

“Immunization Information Systems: Logistimo in South Sudan” PATH. Available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sr7rCnpLWyM.

“Immunization information systems: IIS in Albania .” PATH. Available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvJz2CbzlgE.

“Immunization information systems: VaxTrak in Vietnam.” PATH. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbYuN9OXV4c&list=UUNb_LM1lGBs199vj10W8ohQ.

“Immunization information systems: wVSSM in Tunisia.” PATH. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0v3bIu1YEjc.

“Immunization information systems: vrMIS in Mozambique.” PATH. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NB90VuhpGsk.

“Learn more about the Joint Learning Network.” Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage. Available at: http://vimeo.com/63046502.

“My name, my future. Optimize project Guatemala (in English text with Spanish text and voice.” PATH. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoHIXMJ7GZU&feature=youtu.be.

“PATH immunization systems- overview.” PATH. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-Gnt0WHmeQ. Available in French at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5aVF_8bzVw