The annual ICT4D Conferences have proven to be an invaluable opportunity for NGOs, private sector organizations, universities, governmental agencies and foundations to share their experience in using ICT to increase the impact of development programs and to learn from each other.  In 2016, 715 individuals from 76 countries and 301 private sector and public sector and civil society explored the ways to harness the full power of digital solutions to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.  Our thanks to Accenture, Catholic Relief Services, Esri, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, iMerit Technology Services, Inmarsat, IS Solutions, Making All Voices Count, Mercy Corps, Microsoft, NetHope, Oxfam, Pandexio, Qualcom Wireless Reach, RTI International, SimbaNet and World Vision for making that possible.

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Wednesday, May 18 • 16:30 - 17:30
Making Global the New Local! How Can Digital Health Information Systems Support Local Decision-Making? LIMITED

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In the health sector, achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), universal health care, improving accountability and improving health outcome are all dependent on improved decision-making and a harmonized national information system across health and related sectors, including, health financing, human resources, logistics, civil registration and vital statistics, private sector and private pharmacies. A National Health Information Systems Architecture is essential to identify data needs and interoperability between multiple systems to make efficient use of resources. Enterprise Architecture (EA) is one such approach. We will share our experiences of using the EA approach to help the health system in Tanzania to identify data needs based on the business of healthcare delivery, decision-making at multiple levels of health system and the role of ICT. Our work focuses on the three principles of human decision making: thinking automatically, thinking socially, and thinking with mental models (World Development Report 2015). We will share lessons learned including, human-centered design, use of technology as enabler and translating data into policy/decision relevant formats and most importantly country ownership and a change management strategy.

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Alpha Nsaghurwe

Digital Health Technical Advisor, John Snow Inc
GAVI Projects, GHSC-TA-TZ, Data.FI

Wednesday May 18, 2016 16:30 - 17:30 EAT
Mt Elgon D - Partition D