National Health Information Systems: Who Uses What, Where?

It often seems that there are as many health information systems (HIS) as there are governments – from custom legacy systems to new web-based applications. But which governments are using a HIS, what system do they employ, how has it helped them, and and what can we all learn from their experiences?

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Health information system in practice

For the next Technology Salon, we’ll focus on a recently-completed study by Vital Wave Consulting that surveyed the global landscape of national HIS ecosystems in the developing world. This study was sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to:

  1. analyze the landscape of national HIS ecosystems
  2. review prominent examples of HIS implementations
  3. identify critical success factors to strengthen health outcomes

We’ll have Brendan Smith of Vital Wave Consulting lead us through the report highlights, India case study, and an accompanying online HIS forum with an engaged discussion around the various health information systems, fueled by a hot coffee and Krispe Kreme donuts sugar rush.

National Health Information Systems: Who Uses What, Where?
June Technology Salon
Friday, June 26, 8:30-10am
UN Foundation Conference Room
1800 Mass Avenue, NW, Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20036 (map)

Do note that this Salon is on Friday morning, instead of Thursday, seating is limited and the UN Foundation is in a secure building. So the first fifteen (15) to RSVP will be confirmed attendance and then there will be a waitlist.

3 Responses

  1. Adesina says:

    The report is not available yet. Can’t locate it

  2. Wayan Vota says:

    This Salon is discussing a report not yet published – its an advanced screening if you will.

  3. Peter Allison says:

    Can you confirm that the results of the recent study conducted in Belize with respect to their HIS is considered the most comprehensive nationwide HIS in the world. Also that the software used was developed by Accesstec Inc. Could you also confirm that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation endorsed this results of the study