The incredible potential to improve global health delivery through appropriate use of health information technology (HIT) drives discussion in this community. Members connect to learn about feasibility, planning, and implementation of a broad spectrum of HIT projects, including electronic medical record systems and mobile devices.

Community moderators

Amal Bholah
University of Edinburgh; University of Mauritius
Joaquin Blaya, PhD
Brigham And Women's Hospital - BWH; eHealth Systems; Harvard Medical School; Partners In Health - PIH
A/Prof. Terry HANNAN
American Medical Informatics Association - AMIA; Australasian College of Health Informatics - ACHI
Naomi Muinga
KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme

Recent discussion topics

Generic Challenges and Solutions to Implementation of EHRs, MRSs, EMRs in Different Healthcare Settings

By John Alade on 09 Oct, 2015 4 Replies

Implementation of Health Information management systems to replace existing paper based medical record keeping cannot be overemphasized by implementers to not just be a herculean task but requires a lot of lessons, Change management and implementation…

Announcing: YTH Live 2016

By Bhupendra Sheoran on 06 Oct, 2015 0 Replies

YTH Live is the premier conference for trailblazing technology that advances youth health and wellness. Each year the brightest minds in youth advocacy, health, and technology gather at YTH Live to showcase what works, share ideas and learnings, and launch…

Fomenting companies that use OpenMRS or other software to build local economy

By Joaquin Blaya, PhD on 30 Sep, 2015 9 Replies

Hi everyone, This is a topic that I’ve been thinking about for a while now and has been coming up more often in conversations. How do we get more companies or non-profits to take OpenMRS or other systems and create a business around it to foment the local…

New community members

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Yasmin Chandani

Ms. Yasmin Chandani is the director of the inSupply Project, implemented by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. Trained in epidemiology and public health, Ms. Chandani has been involved in all aspects of supply chain management of essential health commodities for over eighteen years, supporting and advising national governments and NGOs. Ms. Chandani spent the previous five years leading the the Supply Chains for Community Case Management (SC4CCM) Project, which worked both at the community level strengthening supply chain systems and at a global level working with partners on global forecasting and market shaping for health products. Prior to the SC4CCM project, Ms. Chandani served as a thought leader on the DELIVER Project. In this role, she designed and strengthened HIV/AIDS supply chains to meet the needs of prevention, care, and treatment programs that had begun to emerge in the early 2000s. As part of this work, Ms. Chandani was instrumental in developing and adapting forecast methodologies for these products to capture the nuances of these products and programs. Ms. Chandani is known for her rigorous attention to quality and her persistent emphasis on skills transfer and systematic, systemic institutionalization.

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manjula Suresh

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Bangalore Medical college

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Jennifer Greenhill

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NHS Education for Scotland

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