Month: October 2021

Strengthening health systems together: Announcing an official partnership between OpenHIE and Medic

Post author: Samuel Mbuthia, Head of Community Interoperable systems work together, even if they were not designed specifically to do so, because standard communication protocol techniques – such as Fast Health Interoperability Resources (FHIR) – are applied. All patient information can be seen, exchanged, and used across different platforms. To …

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Case study: Using AfyaSTAT, a Community Health Toolkit (CHT)-powered app to enable HIV testing within facility and community settings in Kenya

Overview of partnership In March 2020, when COVID-19 had not fully established itself in Kenya, an opportunity emerged for Medic and Palladium Kenya to not only co-develop an integrated COVID-19 surveillance system with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and other stakeholders, but also to exchange knowledge between the two organizations …

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Accurate geospatial health data for better precision public health

Post author: Mourice Barasa, Research Officer for Monitoring & Data Systems Precision public health is an emerging practice to have more granularity in prediction and understanding of public health risks while customizing treatments for more specific and homogeneous subpopulations, often using new data, technologies, and methods. It is about delivering …

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Introducing: Enhanced COVID-19 Rapid Diagnostic Testing Workflows in the Community Health Toolkit

Post author: Jennifer Quesada, Software Developer Countries around the world continue to grapple with the most effective way to access and analyze robust, centralized data around the spread of COVID-19. Meanwhile, we collectively face the critical need to respond quickly to local outbreaks, limiting the toll of the virus at …

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