What's an OpenHIE Partner Organization

OpenHIE is reaching out to organizations that feel they align with the mission, vision and principles of the community to formally partner with. To learn more about what an OpenHIE Partner Organization (OPO) is, does and the benefits of going through the application process please review the OpenHIE Partnership Policy on our wiki. Then if interested provide a brief expression of interest from your organization right here in Discourse!

Congrats to Apelon and JSI who formally became OPOs back in January!

Apelon is a clinical informatics company focused on accelerating eHealth through data standardization and interoperability. They help to create a semantic framework that improves data quality, comparability and accessibility.

JSI provides innovative management consulting and technical assistance incorporating a broad range of skills. They collaborate with government agencies, the private sector, and local nonprofit and civil society organizations to identify and implement solutions to public health challenges.

Congrats to Jembi and PATH who formally became OPOs in April!

Jembi is an African non-profit organization registered in South Africa with a country office in Mozambique and projects in several other African countries. Since 2009, Jembi has delivered needs-driven solutions. Core competencies include: digital health needs assessment and requirements gathering, system design and solution architecture, software development, implementation and capacity building, and monitoring and evaluation.

PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.

Congrats to Vital Wave who formally became an OPO this June!

Vital Wave is a professional services firm that focuses on the use of digital to advance global development. For 15 years, the firm has worked with multinational technology firms, aid agencies, large foundations, and national governments on the application and scale of digital solutions to inform businesses, service delivery, and socioeconomic programs. This has included in-depth country research, creation of digital tools and global goods, management of national implementations, and delivery of services in ways that transfer skills and strengthen national systems as well as local capacities.

Congrats to RTI who formally became an OPO this past June!

RTI International has broad international experience developing sustainable, scalable solutions within existing frameworks. Helping countries establish
and leverage broad stakeholder partnerships to coordinate and maximize
resources. Their sound approach to monitoring and evaluation provides critical
information for measuring and communicating project results and impact.

Congrats to Regenstrief Institute who became an OPO last October!

Regenstrief Institute has 50 years’ experience in the design, implementation, and study of health information technology, including health data standards and health information exchange, and spans across many common health data sharing use cases at enterprise scale. Within the Regenstrief Institute, the Global Health Informatics program has broad experience with operationalizing these concepts within the most resource constrained environments in the world in support of improving global health equity.

Congrats to AeHIN and SantéSuite who formally became OPOs this June!

AeHIN is a collaboration of digital health advocates created by the World Health Organization in 2011 to help Asian countries with digital health development. It has over 1, 413 professionals in eHealth, HIS, and CRVS in 68 countries. AeHIN has helped build capacity in the region by laying down national health information foundations: governance, architecture, program management, standards, and interoperability (Mind the GAPS Framework). It envisions achieving interoperable digital health systems for universal health coverage and health systems in Asia. To achieve this vision, its mission is to promote learning, resource sharing, and knowledge exchange for strengthening digital health through the networking approach. AeHIN has a pool of health and IT professionals from South and Southeast Asia committed to promoting better use of ICTs to achieve better health. It is a not-for-profit incorporated in Hong Kong and maintains a secretariat team in Manila, Thailand, and Malaysia.

SantéSuite Inc. (SSI) is a social benefits corporation, mission driven by the “quadruple bottom line” philosophy. SantéSuite’s award-winning founders and leadership make up one of the world’s most experienced digital health strategy and open source software development, and implementation teams. SantéSuite skills include co-creating digital strategy, integration architectures, software development, business analysis, community building and coordination, software stewardship, and project/program management. SantéSuite team members have led or have been key contributors to national-scale digital health strategies and EMR, client and immunization registry implementations in LMICs including Jordan, Tanzania, Myanmar, Kiribati and Vietnam, and national initiatives of U.S. Health and Human Services, NHS England, European Commission, and Canadian Federal and Provincial government agencies.

Congrats to RECAINSA who formally became an OPOs this July!

RECAINSA is a network formed by Central American volunteers, mostly technicians and professionals working in the health sector and information technologies, which emerged in 2013 with the intention of supporting national strategies for digital health and generate spaces for the exchange of experiences and good practices in both the public and private sectors. Among the main goals since its creation, are to strengthen digital health governance through legal and strategic frameworks, encouraging participation with key actors in health sector, both public and private; promote the creation and strengthening of spaces for training of human resources in Digital Health through universities, certified training centers and other specialized organizations; and generate spaces for exchange of experiences, dissemination of knowledge and good practices in Digital Health among the countries of Central American region.