Experience JSI at Global Digital Health Forum 2023

November 27th, 2023 | event


With better access to digital solutions to collect and make use of high-quality, actionable data, country health programs can specify opportunities and strengthen health systems to meet the needs of the communities they serve. With more than 40 years of sector-leading experience, JSI is shaping how we use digital technology to create better health outcomes for all, from understanding and elevating client needs to creating and streamlining products and services to meet them.

This year, we’re a proud sponsor of the Global Digital Health Forum 2023 (GDHF 2023). From December 4–6, we will be both virtually and on-the-ground in the Washington, D.C. area to showcase our work and learn from partners and thought leaders in this area. Join us to discuss where we’re headed in our health system strengthening through digital technology and data use journey.

Stronger Health Systems through Digital Innovation

Where to find us…

Monday, December 4, 2023

Virtual Lightning Talk: Digitizing Job Aids for Offline, Mobile Use by Community Case Workers in Malawi 
3:00 – 4:00 a.m.
About: Presenters will share experiences and lessons learned on how to digitize job aids for mobile access for use by frontline health workers.
Presenters: Deliwe Msiska, World Education; Chimwemwe Chiphe, World Education

Practical Applications of DEI/Gender Efforts in Digital Health
At 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.EST
About: JSI-led CHISU program will share updates from its third year of implementation and the gender-specific activities they have incorporated into country workplans.
Speakers: Patricia Mechael, co-founder, HealthEnabled; Barakissa Tien-Wahser, technical advisor, Deutsche Gesellschaft Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH; Joseline Carias Galeano, general manager, Central American Health Informatics Network; Caitlin Madevu-Matson, senior monitoring and evaluation (M&E) advisor, CHISU/JSI

African Women in Digital Health: Removing Barriers for Women’s Meaningful Engagement and Leadership in Digital Health
At 2:45 – 3:45 PM EST
About: The panel will discuss the place of African women in the digital health ecosystem and ways to strengthen their inclusion.
Panelists: Fara Ndiaye, deputy executive director, Speak Up Africa; Stephanie Watson-Grant, deputy director, Country Health Information Systems and Data Use (CHISU), JSI

Sustaining Digital Health Interventions in Low-Income Countries: Challenges, Strategies, and Collaborative Pathways, the Zambian Perspective!
At 4:00 – 5:00 PM EST
About: Panelists will discuss contrasting financing models and the inherent complexity of scaled-up enterprise solutions in the public sector.
Panelists: Wendy Bomett, MIS Director, JSI-Zambia; Sam Phiri, Principal Systems Analyst, MOH Zambia; Innocent Chiboma, Principal ICT Officer, Ministry of Health Zambia

Individual Presentations

4:00-5:00 p.m. EST

eCHIS Implementation Maturity Assessment: Opportunities and Improvement Pathways in Ethiopia
Presenter: Rabael Tadesse, technical advisor, Digital Health Activity, JSI

Dashboard and Scorecard Mobile Applications: Health Facility Adapted Decision-Making Tools to Motivate Health Providers in the Use of their Collected Information to Monitor Health Services and Improve Data Quality in Madagascar
Presenter: Fanor Joseph, chief of party, PMI Measure Malaria Madagascar, JSI

Reusable Content for Digital Tracking and Decision-Support Tools to Improve Growth Monitoring and Promotion Services
Presenter: Christina Villella, digital health advisor, JSI

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Beyond the Blueprint: Implementing, Measuring, and Maintaining a National Health Enterprise Architecture
8:00 – 8:45 a.m. EST
About: During this session, experts from three different regions will discuss what they have done to implement digital health architecture in an ever-changing health system.
Panelists: Christine Villella; Taufiq Sitompul, senior technical advisor, CHISU Indonesia, JSI; Amanuel Biru, digital health director, JSI/DUP; Arianne Palau, enterprise architect

eLMIS in Zambia: Lessons on How to Scale-up Information Systems in Low Resource Settings
Presenter: Jeremy Sikazwe, John Snow Health

Digital Supportive Supervision: A Pathway to Improving Service Delivery and Data Use
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST
About: During this interactive workshop, facilitators will showcase how digital approaches and technology can improve supportive supervision and data quality and use across health care systems.
Facilitators: Poppy Farrow, Digital Health Technical Advisor, JSI; Christina Villella, Digital Health Technical Advisor, JSI; Amber Sheets, Sr. Technical Advisor Digital Health & Monitoring, PSI-Zimbabwe; Julia Bluestone, Technical Director, Learning and Performance, Jhpiego; Joana Rakotoarisoa, Regional Monitoring Advisor, PSI

Interoperability Country Experience: Implementation Successes, Learnings and Challenges
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EST
About: This panel discussion will share strategies, successes and challenges in Burkina Faso, Indonesia, Ghana, Madagascar/Burundi, and Haiti in ensuring different data systems are coordinated.
Speakers: Mawufemor Ashong, health informatics specialist, JSI; Fanor Joseph, chief of party, JSI-PMI Measure Malaria; Johnson Charles, advisor, RTI/CHISU, Cyrille Kouassi, health informatics, JSI/CHISU

Building Resilience during Emergencies: Insights on Strengthening Health Systems and Global Health Security from Studying USAID’s COVID-19 Emergency Digital Health Investments
12:00 PM – 1:00 p.m. EST
About: Effectively leveraging digital health solutions in a crisis can present a range of challenges. This pre-formed panel will discuss ways to mitigate challenges to digital health solutions in times of public health crisis.
Panelists: Valladares Liziem, Data.FI Country Team Lead, Data.FI; Constant Kingongo, DRC Monitoring, and Evaluation Specialist, MOMENTUM Routine Immunization Transformation And Equity; Rahim KEBE, Resident advisor in Burkina Faso, CHISU.

Individual Presentations

8:00-9:00 a.m. EST

eLMIS in Zambia: Lessons on How to Scale-up Information Systems in Low Resource Settings
Presenter: Jeremy Sikazwe, John Snow Health

4:15-5:00 p.m. EST

Pathways to Improve HIS in Ethiopia: Current DHIS2 Maturity Status and Future Goal
Presenter: Amanuel Biru, digital health director, Ethiopia Data Use Partnership, JSI

Revisiting Strategies: A Hybrid Study on Effective Implementation of eCHIS for Improved Data Quality and Service Provision
Presenter: Abebaw Gebeyehu Worku, senior health systems strengthening advisor, Ethiopia Data Use Partnership, JSI

Implementation of Interoperability between the Yniette Software and DHIS2 in Mali for the Management of Traveler COVID-19 Data
Presenter: Adama Ouattara, ICT advisor, CHISU, JSI

Poster Presentations

9:00-10:00 a.m. EST

The Data to Action Continuum: Successes and Challenges from Ideation to Digital Implementation (2020-2023)
Presenters: Jeanne Chauffour, MERL advisor, JSI; Yanira Garcia-Mendoza, M&E officer, JSI

Leveraging Interoperability to Facilitate Data Exchange between Supply Chain and Medical Recording System, Enhancing the Ability to Provide Quality Care and Conclude Services Effectively: Ethiopia’s Experience
Presenter: Biruhtesfa Abere, senior DHIS specialist, JSI

Digitalizing a Support System to Transform Ethiopia’s Community Health Platform: Lessons from JSI’s Electronic Community Health Information System (eCHIS) Scale-up for Health Extension Program (HEP) Improvement Project
Presenter: Yared Kifle, senior M&E advisor, JSI

Increasing Child Vaccination Uptake in Yemen through Pilot Mobile Notification System at the Community Level
Presenter: Nadia Olson, senior advisor, JSI

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Beyond Remote Capacity Building: Integrating Virtual Learning with Health Worker Performance Management
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. EST
About: This pre-formed panel aims to uncover how to provide learning platforms; what topics are needed in-person learning versus virtual learning; how to integrate virtual learning into broader performance management programs; and how to provide content on platforms health workers already use.
Panelists: Cristina Lussiana, Deputy Director, Digital Health, PSI; Woineshet Zeleke, Deputy County Director, JSI; Safula Manasary, President of Sierra Leone Midwives Association, MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership.

How Data Use Can Drive Health Information systems decisions: Lessons from the COVID-19 Response
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. EST
About: This pre-formed panel will discuss national digital architecture and how systems managing ehealth data are necessary to improve quality of health services.
Panelists: Stephanie Watson-Grant, Deputy Director, CHISU, JSI; Setiaji, expert staff to the Minister of Health for Health Technology Indonesia; Diabate Mamoutou, Head of the Health Information System, Mali; Moussa Sana, Regional Health Director of the Center-West Africa Region, DRS Centre Ouest, Burkina Faso.

Individual Presentations

9:00-10:00 a.m. EST

Leveraging the National Health Data Dictionary: Advancing Effective and Equitable Digital
Health Innovation in Ethiopia
Presenter: Dawit Birhan

12:00- 1:00 p.m. EST

Shifting Gears: Empowering Local Institutions to Drive Equitable Digital Health Interventions
Presenter: Benti Ejeta, Senior Learning & KM Specialist, Ethiopia Data Use Partnership, JSI

Poster Presentations

9:00-10:00 a.m. EST

Tracking and Monitoring MDR TB Patients using a DHIS2 Client Tracker for Effective Treatment Initiation and Improved Turnaround Time for Drug Susceptibility Tests
Presenter: Biruhtesfa Abere

Digitalizing the Referral System to Improve the Continuum of Care: Lessons from JSI’s Electronic Community Health Information System (eCHIS) Scale-up for Health Extension Program (HEP) Improvement Project
Presenter: Yared Kifle

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