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Connecting Health Information Systems for Better Health

Leveraging interoperability standards to link patient, provider, payor, and policymaker data

Leveraging interoperability standards to link patient, provider, payor, and policymaker data and Joint Learning Network

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Connecting Health Information Systems for Better Health: leveraging interoperability standards to link patient, provider, payor, and policymaker data is an eBook that was developed by PATH for the JLN Information Technology Initiative, is a reference guide for countries wanting to link their universal health coverage (UHC) and eHealth information systems using a standards-based approach.

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Connecting Health Information Systems for Better Health: leveraging interoperability standards to link patient, provider, payor, and policymaker data is an eBook that was developed by PATH for the JLN Information Technology Initiative, is a reference guide for countries wanting to link their universal health coverage (UHC) and eHealth information systems using a standards-based approach.

This eBook addresses the needs of varied stakeholders. It provides ministry decision-makers and health system planners with an overview of how information and computer technology (ICT) may be employed to simultaneously support care delivery workflows, provider payment workflows, and the generation of health system management metrics and indicators. For teams tasked with developing the blueprints for eHealth or UHC initiatives, it describes a straightforward, step-by-step process to guide the development and documentation of ICT health systems and the evolution of these systems over time. It also provides guidance to help ministries select and specify the norms and standards needed to achieve national-scale system-to-system connectivity. The eBook is informed by on-the-ground experiences from a number of countries, including Canada, Colombia, India, the Netherlands, the Philippines, South Africa and Thailand. These first-hand stories are documented in the text and through multimedia interviews.

The goal of the eBook is to contribute to the growing body of work regarding UHC and eHealth and is intended to be a companion piece to the ITU-WHO eHealth Strategy Toolkit and to JLN documents and tools about UHC and provider payor systems.

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Connecting Health Information Systems for Better Health
Authors
Leveraging interoperability standards to link patient, provider, payor, and policymaker data and Joint Learning Network
License

Creative Commons License
Connecting Health Information Systems for Better Health by Joint Learning Network is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

Authors

Mr. Derek Ritz, Principal, ecGroup
Ms. Caren Althauser, Program Officer, Digital Health Solutions, PATH
Ms. Kate Wilson, Director, Digital Health Solutions, PATH

Acknowledgments

This eBook was produced by the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage’s (JLN) Information Technology (IT) Initiative. The technical facilitators of the JLN IT Initiative, PATH and PharmAccess Foundation, wish to acknowledge the contributions and collaboration from the JLN member countries India, Indonesia, Ghana, Kenya, Malaysia, Mali, Nigeria, the Philippines, and Vietnam.

The JLN IT Initiative would also like to thank the interviewees and sidebar authors contributing to this content, including:

Mr. Cees Hesp, Director Joint Learning, PharmAccess Foundation
Dr. Alvin Marcelo, Co-chair, Asia eHealth Information Network
Dr. Rosemary Foster, Independent eHealth Consultant
Mr. Ramiro Guerrero, Director, PROESA – Centro de Estudios en Protección Social y Economía de la Salud, Universidad Icesi
Dr. Boonchai Kijsanayotin, Co-chair, Asia eHealth Information Network
Ms. Anne Belford, TELUS Health
Dr. Somil Nagpal, World Bank

We would also like to thank the Rockefeller Foundation for their generous support of the JLN Information Technology Initiative.

Copyright

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-SA 4.0). To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/legalcode or send a letter to Creative Commons, 171 Second Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA. The content in this document may be freely used in accordance with this license provided the material is accompanied by the following attribution: “From Connecting Health Information Systems for Better Health: Leveraging interoperability standards to link patient, provider, payor, and policymaker data. Copyright © 2014, PATH.”

Copyright © 2014, PATH. All rights reserved.

Photo credits: Chapters 1, 4, 7: PATH; Chapters 2, 3, 5, 6: AeHIN

Suggested citation:  Ritz D, Althauser C, Wilson K. Connecting Health Information Systems for Better Health: Leveraging interoperability standards to link patient, provider, payor, and policymaker data. Seattle, WA: PATH and Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage, 2014.

About the Joint Learning Network

The Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) is a unique practitioner-to-practitioner learning network that is connecting low-and middle-income countries with one another so that they can learn from one another’s successes and challenges with implementing UHC, jointly solve problems, and collectively produce and use new knowledge, tools, and innovative approaches to accelerate country progress and avoid ‘reinventing the wheel’. For more information, please visit www.jointlearningnetwork.org.

About PATH

PATH is the leader in global health innovation. An international nonprofit organization, we save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health. Learn more at www.path.org or email tsdhs@path.org.

About PharmAccess Group

PharmAccess Group aims to make affordable and high-quality healthcare accessible to low income people. The group strengthens the existing healthcare system using an integrated approach, in which each of its organisations make a significant contribution. The groups’ innovative programs give impetus to the demand for healthcare services (through subsidized health insurance) as well as the provision of healthcare services (through affordable credits, investments and quality standards). The impact of the programs is constantly measured. For more information, please visit www.pharmaccess.org..

About Rockefeller Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation supports work that expands opportunity and strengthens resilience to social, economic, health and environmental challenges – affirming its pioneering philanthropic mission since 1913 to promote the well-being of humanity. For more information, please visit www.rockefellerfoundation.org.

 

 

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Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage
Publication Date
October 27, 2014