https://digitalhealthatlas.org/en/-/ There is a map that stakeholders can scan to see what digital health technologies are being used in each country. The current projects in OpenLMIS are here.
Linkages to the Global Good Guide Book (Carl Leitner to describe). Guidebook intended for mission offices and other global organizations. It will link back to the Digital Health Atlas
Consensus needed on who the contact/focal person for each implementation should be.
How is it being used? Donors want to know a foot print of a solution (how scaled is it). Additionally if anyone wants to learn more about the solution, they will want a contact which can provide that information.
→consensus: move from US based listing (current) each individual country implementations
Option 1) Each implementing organization is listed as the contact. If we have each implementing organization serve as the point person, we want a way to say they are all OpenLMIS.
Option 2) We list email@example.com as the contact, so inquiries come to the Community Manager. If we have firstname.lastname@example.org be the point for each implementation, we will need a way to keep it updated (right now we don’t know all the information about the scale of the solution in each country.
Question from Kaleb: How are other global goods doing this? Carl: OpenMRS is not a great comparison because they do more facility deployments. Not sure about what DHIS2 is doing. IRIS would be in the same boat in terms of deployment style.
Kaleb: It mgiht make sense to keep this centralized at first, to see across. But could evolve over time. Not a strong viewpoint
Dan Cocos from BAO:
Edward: it might be great to have the sponsoring organization as key point of contact, implementing organizations come and go. This could help promote ownership of organizations to get them more engaged. Preference for first option.
Carl- we could go back to the digital health atlas to ask if we can list more than one contact- to address some of these concerns. We have the ministry owner, lead implementing organization, as well as the general tool point of contact
Brandon: it would be great to be able to list all of these contacts (all 3)
Carl- propose to call a vote with - in the short term list info@openLMIS, break up US project, and go back to Digital Health Atlas product owner to request additional contact spaces to be added to add in the implementing partner and govt contacts. At least then we have a pathway to get the data more accurate and get local ownership updated
Informal vote- no nays or abstentions. Vote agreed- motion has passed
Next Steps: Rebecca Alban to update the Digital Health Atlas with info@ as principle contact for all country entries. Carl Leitner or other person TBD will connect with the Digital Health Atlas folks to see if we can add contact spaces for additional entries