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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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Thursday, March 22 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm
DHIS 2 Security Considerations

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With heightened scrutiny for storage and use of data containing personally identifiable information (PII) and personal health information (PHI), the public health sector is increasingly dealing with security and compliance requirements.  From General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and local country requirements, the need for including security in health information management systems (HMIS) is no longer an optional afterthought, but rather a key requirement.  

Experts from BAO and the University of Oslo will discuss security considerations at the the following levels: organization, hosting, and application.  The organization level will look into the high level security considerations that organizations should consider and be aware of. The hosting level will discuss strategies and specifics required for proper storage, auditing, maintenance, and reporting.  Finally, for the application level we will discuss specific features in the current and upcoming DHIS 2 version as they relate to individual level data security, storage, and use.

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Dan Cocos

CTO, BAO Systems
Dan leads the engineering team and is responsible for BAO’s hosting services and software development. With over seven years of DHIS 2 experience, he also works closely with clients and the DHIS 2 Development team to ensure smooth upgrade paths and development of future features... Read More →
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Mike Frost

Senior Advisor, University of Oslo
Mike Frost is a Senior Advisor with the Health Information Systems Program at the University of Oslo, and Senior Advisor with the eRegistries Initiative at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. He has worked on digital health projects in Bangladesh, Ghana, Guatemala, Liberia... Read More →
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Steffen Tengesdal

Principal/CEO, BAO Systems
Steffen Tengesdal is one of the founders of BAO Systems, which works with many of the largest NGOs and international agencies on DHIS 2 deployments, hosting, development, support, and training.
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Kenn White

Co-founder, BAO Systems

Thursday March 22, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm PDT
Balcony D Room