Open Health Information Exchange (OpenHIE) Partnership
Name: Open Health Information Exchange (OpenHIE) Partnership
Overview: In conjunction with PEPFAR and OGAC, and host country governments, the OpenHIE Partnership aims to increase the use of ICT in providing new possibilities to solve public health problems. OpenHIE is a community made up of public sector and private sector partners that supports interoperability by creating a reusable architectural framework that introduces a service-oriented approach to leverage health information standards, enable flexible implementation by country partners, and support interchangeability of individual components.
The partnership reinforces country-led processes to build and deploy interoperable health information systems in low-resource settings to improve health access and quality of care and efficiently increase productivity. OpenHIE’s architecture supports interoperability by creating a framework that maximally leverages health information standards, enables flexible implementation by country partners, and supports interchangeability of individual components.
OpenHIE also supports the Data for Accountability, Transparency, and Impact (DATIM) system, PEPFAR’s main information system. DATIM is the PEPFAR-specific version of DHIS 2 and was launched for PEPFAR’s Country Operational Plan (COP) and the Site Improvement through Monitoring Systems (SIMS). DATIM allows for data entry, analysis, visualization, and export. It provides a dashboard and reports needed to support targeted epidemic response and can potentially integrate Ministry of Health and USG Agency M&E systems.
Cardno’s Role: Cardno provides Funds Management; Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting; and Communications & Knowledge Management services
Program Area: Strategic Information; Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH); Key Population Prevention (KPP)
Host Government Partner: Ministries of Health