2020-03-30: Digital Square Webinar on Global Goods Adaptation for COVID-19 Response

Hi everyone! OpenMRS is a recognized Global Good and we’ll be presenting at this webinar on Monday.

Dear Global Digital Health Network Community,

Many of the global good innovators in our space are putting in long hours adapting their software to help countries respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. These efforts are for immediate response as well as to enhance broader health systems strengthening. Communicating what surveillance and other global good adaptations are available now for countries, and what is planned in the near future, helps busy Ministries of Health and Emergency Response teams rely on tools they already know and use. To address this important need, Digital Square is hosting a webinar on Monday, March 30 from 10am-12pm EDT , featuring a set of Digital Square-approved digital health global goods that have adapted their technologies to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

During this session, presenters from CommCare, Community Health Toolkit, DHIS2, GOFR, mHERO/iHRIS, ODK, OpenMRS, OpenSRP, and SORMAS will share how their software has been adapted, and will provide insight on their immediate implementation plans. The webinar will feature live demos of many of the tools, as well as provide links to resources for countries to access their latest information. We will also have room for a Q&A period at the end of the webinar.

Please use this link to register for the Zoom session. We encourage you to share this invite with your colleagues and others in the global health community. We recognize how busy everyone is in this quickly evolving landscape. If you are unable to join, you may access the slides and recording on the Digital Square wiki following the webinar.

A note from our Executive Director, Skye Gilbert:

“Times like this further validate core principles that Digital Square upholds —strategic re-use rather than the creation of many duplicative solutions from scratch; adherence to open standards rather than ad-hoc data models; and the architecting of a world in which information systems across countries can seamlessly incorporate the adaptations needed to respond to pandemics like COVID-19.”

Kindest regards,

The Digital Square Team