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Capacity Building for Digital Health Leadership


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Capacity Building for Digital Health Leadership

  1. 1. Capacity Building for Digital Health Leadership Manish Kumar, MPH, MS Liz Millar, MPH MEASURE Evaluation University of North Carolina February 5, 2019 Webinar
  2. 2. Agenda 8:00-8:10 Introduction Manish Kumar 8:10-8:40 Digital Health Capacity Building Derrick Muneene, Hani Eskandar 8:40-9:55 Discussion Liz Millar 8:55-9:00 Conclusion Manish Kumar
  3. 3. Digital technology for health • Digital health plays an increasingly important role in meeting health system information needs. • Strong leadership and governance are crucial to coordinate interventions and build capacity. • Strategies to build capacity must adapt to country-specific digital health and health information needs.
  4. 4. Learning agenda questions
  5. 5. HIS for health system improvement The HIS Stages of Continuous Improvement Toolkit Intervention tools and packages for HIS strengthening Assessment tools for specific HIS areas Interoperability Toolkit Health system Service delivery A strong health information system (HIS) What is a strong HIS? What are the stages of progression to a strong HIS? Leadership/ governance Healthcare financing Health workforce Medical products, technologies Information and research Digital Health Curriculum Data Demand Use Tools
  6. 6. Resources to build capacity • Health Information Systems Strengthening Resource Center o RHIS curriculum o Health informatics curriculum • WHO-ITU digital health curriculum for digital health
  7. 7. Resources HIS Strengthening Resource Center: RHIS Curriculum: systems/rhis-curriculum Health Informatics Curriculum: and-middle-income-countries-short-course-for-health-information-system- professionals/health-informatics-for-low-and-middle-income-countries- short-course-for-health-information-system-professionals Links
  8. 8. This presentation was produced with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under the terms of MEASURE Evaluation cooperative agreement AID-OAA-L-14-00004. MEASURE Evaluation is implemented by the Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in partnership with ICF International; John Snow, Inc.; Management Sciences for Health; Palladium; and Tulane University. Views expressed are not necessarily those of USAID or the United States government.