New Africa OHDSI group start up for people interested in health research in Africa - THURSDAY

For people interested in academic use of EHRs to drive outcomes research in LMICs, I would recommend joining a new conversation happening within the OHDSI community. OHDSI ( is looking to stand up an Africa-specific community and the first meeting is happening this Thursday. We have had some earlier discussion about how OpenMRS implementations would be able to port their data in the OMOP/OHDSI format. CIEL concepts are currently part of OHDSI’s terminology framework.

OHDSI Africa Chapter First Meeting

When Thu Jul 8, 2021 8am – 9am CDT / 1pm UTC / 4pm CAT

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OHDSI Meeting One hour Agenda

  1. Introduction
  2. Some kind of a charter
  3. Mission: Development of capacity, standardization of data
  4. Exploring funding sources
  5. Broadening of membership with variety of backgrounds: policy, epidemiology ,data
  6. Some kind of a secretariat
  7. Cadence and structure for future meetings
  8. Possible presentations by Andy and Ahmad or Jay.

This OHDSI meeting is now scheduled for third Wed at 9am EST. The URL for the meeting is: