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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 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Tracker 2.0 Roadmap

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At the DHIS 2 Experts Academy in August 2017, a roadmap was developed for Tracker development in 2018. During this session, we will take a look at what is new in 2.29, and discuss the roadmap for 2.30 and beyond.
 New 2.29 features:
 Data capture and data view sharing levels: A new and simplified authorization model allows for assigning “data capture” and “data view” access to users and user groups at various levels, including programs, program stages, data sets and category options.
Integrated search and registration: The steps for searching and registering new tracked entities now integrate with each other. When registering a new tracked entity instance, the registration form will automatically search for possible duplicates and alert the user in case of suspected duplicates. When a search turns out with no hits, the searched values are carried over to the registration form.
Improved configurability and security for searching: The ability to assign search authorization to users at any place within the org unit structure, while also allowing for a configuration that reduces the amount of information returned in the search results per tracked entity instance for privacy purposes.
Sending of messages based on program rules: It is now possible to write program rules that trigger messages to designated recipients (SMS, email, or DHIS 2 messages) from a notification template library. The messages are triggered when data is sent to the DHIS 2 server, based on data in events or on tracked entities. A use case for this is disease surveillance settings, where certain conditions would trigger an immediate message to a case investigator to follow up a critical case. Another use case is sending messages to patients being tracked based on their health status and follow-up.
ID-generation based on functional patterns: The addition of a specific tool for generating unique IDs based on a configured pattern. The patterns can contain various parts, like org unit code, year and a sequence number.
Program indicator cohort support: Added functionality that allows program indicators to query data relative to the reporting period. This will be useful for cohort analysis use cases, and for creating moving-average program indicators.
Compare forms when entering tracker data: Individual program stages can be configured to display past events side by side for ease of comparison.
Persistent information bar in the top menu for tracked entities: It is now possible to configure a persistent information bar containing key attributes or calculated values for individual tracked entities. The information bar will be visible at the top of the screen while capturing data for a single tracked entity.
Support for images tracked entity instance attributes: It is now possible to upload an image as a Tracked Entity Instance attribute and display the image in lists and the profile widget. When the image type is used for a data element, the image will be visible in the data entry form.
Support for program rules in event capture grid: Program rules are now executed when capturing data in the event capture grid.

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Donna Medeiros

Senior Digital Health Architect and Policy Advisor, Asian Development Bank
Donna Medeiros has led health information technology collaborative efforts for 25+ years in countries throughout Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, the Middle East and the America convening ministries and partners to move forward national, regional and global systems including in DHIS 2... 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 →

Thursday March 22, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm PDT
Academy Hall