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Technology-enabled solutions have a major impact on the international humanitarian and development sector, with new and emerging technologies continuing to pave a new way forward. Digital ID allows organizations to collect accurate beneficiary data and track progress towards the SDGs. The integration of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or drones into supply chain systems leads to an increase in the availability and access to lifesaving health commodities and fills significant service gaps in public health supply chains. With Electronic Health Records, health providers can understand the requirements of communities, and artificial intelligence and predictive analytics can improve health outcomes. The emergence of digital tools bundled with predictive and descriptive analytics helps community health workers to identify high-risk patients for timely and quality service. 

Digital technologies are mitigating barriers associated with distance, time, infrastructure and analog data processes and can improve how health services are accessed and delivered. Community Health Workers and Frontline Health Workers can now register patients and track health services across a continuum of care and increase facility transparency, autonomy, and accountability. A digital health service can provide a complete End to End service that delivers actionable data, with the implementation of Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance systems, and end-to-end logistics information management systems, which can collect historical consumption data and utilize predictive analytics to accurately support demand planning and optimize in-country public health supply chains.

Join sessions with CDC China, Technical University of Catalonia, BarcelonaTech, Jhpiegpo, Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics, Living Goods, VecanCares and learn how organizations are using new and emerging technologies. Chemonics International, Cooper Smith, Abt Associates Inc, will present the innovative tools and platforms they are developing. 

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Monday, October 28 • 15:15 - 16:00
Breakout 7: Health Information System Implementation in Unstable and Humanitarian Emergency Projects in MSF: Review of Use and Limitations

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MSF France adopted DHIS2 as our medical-operational reporting platform in 2016. Currently, our Health Information System (HIS) is scaled up to over 65 projects in more than 20 countries. The organizations aim is to have all routine health intervention information be accessible and usable for decision-making and monitoring; this is even more important in unstable and emergency responses. We will go through the steps we took to implementing our HIS in 20 emergency projects, including conflict, displacement, epidemic, and nutritional crisis interventions. We describe the feasibility of implementing HIS rapidly and at emergency onset as well as the challenges and limitation faced. We will conclude with the ways forward that MSF starts implementing to facilitate HIS use in emergency responses.

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Evgenia Zelikova

Team Leader HMIS Team, Médecins sans Frontières
Ms. Zelikova has worked at MSF France in the HMIS team since 2017, first as deployment and field support coordinator and currently as a team leader. Her scope of work includes design and follow-up of HIS implementations in all MSF OCP projects; review of metadata, activity and quality... Read More →

Monday October 28, 2019 15:15 - 16:00 CET
Auditorium H8-01
  Breakout Session
  • Organization MSF France
  • Technical Level Intermediate

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