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BAO Systems and the University of Oslo are excited to welcome you to the 4th annual DHIS 2 Symposium! 

2018 Symposium Themes: 

The global digital health space is moving at a rapid pace, making exponential gains within the last few years.  It’s hard to imagine that after only 10 years of development, DHIS 2 is being implemented in 87 countries and Indian states, with 53 operating at national scale.  This kinetic global expansion of DHIS 2 has led to exciting collaborations and partnerships that are working to improve LMIC health systems.  

And yet we know that there is still work to be done to improve these systems.  

In our 4th DHIS 2 Symposium, we’ll look closely at how international partnerships between NGOs and governments are supporting national systems strengthening through technical support that ultimately improves the use of DHIS 2 and how this work is bringing us closer to harmonized data.

But beyond national systems, there is still exciting innovation happening all around us.  We’ll spend time looking at Android mobile applications and hear from the UiO about efforts to overhaul and re-develop the applications.  Biometrics are making concrete gains in development work and we’ll hear how they can be incorporated into DHIS 2.

Other topics to be explored include:  

  • What work is being done around using DHIS 2 for the Sustainable Development Goals and how can we move that work forward?

  • How is data used in concrete ways to drive decision-making, course-correction and drive impact of your programs?

  • How is integration with other systems like LMIS and EMRs improving national systems?

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Friday, March 23 • 2:20pm - 3:05pm
Designing an Institutional DHIS 2 Instance for a Diverse Portfolio

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Several years ago, MSH began an effort to bring projects and systems across the organization into a single DHIS 2 instance with a hybrid architecture: Data Repository Engine for Analytics and Management, or DREAM@MSH.

This hybrid configuration was used to ensure that data collected would serve our staff and their needs across different levels of MSH:
1. in the field (for projects and in country offices)
2. at headquarters

MSH undertook an extensive discovery and design process to:
- explore and harmonize disparate data systems across the organization,
- configure the system with an emphasis on the ability to expand,
- satisfy project and context-specific needs,
- to provide a consistent experience for end-users.

This session will describe the four primary types of use-cases highlighted by the pilot projects, the broader needs represented by these projects, and the challenges posed by an attempt to create one system for these highly varying needs. 

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Vidya Mahadevan

Senior M&E Advisor, MSH
Vidya Mahadevan is a Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Advisor at MSH. She has spent the last decade providing M&E technical assistance, implementing field surveys and studies, and managing humanitarian projects in insecure and post-conflict environments. Vidya's field... Read More →

Friday March 23, 2018 2:20pm - 3:05pm PDT
Academy Hall