Join us at the 2020 Global Digital Health Forum

December 1st, 2020 | Event


At the virtual 2020 Global Digital Health Forum on December 7–9, our staff will showcase the ways that we are leading in digital health, especially in achieving the theme of this year’s event, Making it work for everyone. Our presenters will discuss their experiences with cross-cutting digital health interventions, from deploying digital responses to COVID-19 in various African countries, to optimizing electronic medical records through an assessment tool.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter, @JSIHealth, and use #GDHF2020 for forum updates. Check out our staff sessions and events.

Global Digital Health Forum Schedule – All times in EST

Monday, December 7, 2020

7:45 – 9:00 am: Networking for Common Good: The Network of NetworksSteve Ollis, JSI; Jai Ganesh Udayasankaran, AeHIN; Chilunga Puta, BLN; Mark Landry, WHO/SEARO; Joseline Carias, RECAINSA

7:45 – 9:00 am: Deploying COVID-19 Digital Health Response Tools – Lessons Learned from Several Tools from 3 African Countries, Netsanet A Nigussie, JSI; Romain Rolland Tohouri, JSI; Wendy Bomett, JSI; Jonathan Metzger, JSI

7:45 – 9:00 am: Reflection: Is Global Digital Health becoming more diverse and equitable?, Carolyn Florey, International Rice Research Institute; Derrick Matthews, UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health; Joy Kamunyori, JSI; Amanda BenDor, PATH

12:00 – 1:15 pm: Where are we now? Digital Health for Nutrition Service Delivery, a 2020 Overview, Jeneice Alvey, USAID; Neelima Dhingra, Dimagi; Allyson Nelson, D-tree International; Sandrine Busière, Terre des hommes; Leona Rosenblum, JSI

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

7:30 – 8:45 am: Health Information Systems Architecture and lessons from COVID-19, Nebyou Azanaw, JSI; Marla Shaivitz, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs; Geoffrey Ssembajjwe, Response Innovation Lab,

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

5:00 – 6:15 am: Architecture in practice: connecting community health systems and laboratory information systems into the health information exchange, Nebyou Azanaw, JSI; Mauro Tobin, FIND; Hosen Sohroward, ICDDRB

5:00 – 6:15 am: Adopting Health Information Mediators into Health Information Exchanges, Nsaghurwe Alpha, JSI; Matthew Dickie, Jembi Health Systems NPC; Rosemary Foster, University of Cape Town; Haji Bamsi, Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children; Pierre Dane, Western Cape Department of Health

7:45 – 9:00 am: Putting Warehouse Management in the Palm of Your Hand, Indonesia’s Family Planning Supply Chain Transformation, Baakal Tesfaye Mekonnen, JSI; John Durgavich, USAID GHSC-PSM; Nishanth Nagavelli, Nexleaf Analytics; Edel Tessema, Chemonics International

7:45 – 9:00 am: Ethiopia’s HIS: a deep dive into system design, standards compliance, and capacity planning, Teddy Berihun, USAID; Netsanet Nigussie, JSI; Eyob K. Hailegiorgis, Ethiopia Federal Ministry of Health; Araya Abrha, Mekelle University, 

9:30 – 10:45 am: Optimizing electronic medical records for HIV control: an introduction to a standardized EMR assessment tool, Joy Kamunyori, JSI; Serge Bisore, JSI; David Masese, Palladium; Winfred Mwangi, Palladium

9:30 – 10:45: Health worker quality improvement and capacity building, Parthasarathi Ganguly, John Snow India Private Limited; Devina Bajpayee, IPE Global Ltd; Berhane Gebru, FHI 360

11:30 am – 12:45 pm: Use of One-Health electronic platform for COVID-19 response in Burkina Faso, Jeanne Chauffour, JSI; Raissa Ouedraogo; Romain Rolland Tohouri, JSI; Rahim Kebe, JSI; Boukary Ouedraogo, Ministry of Health; Cyrille Kouassi, JSI

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