Over the past three years, the Asia eHealth Information Network, in collaboration with the World Health Organization, Asian Development Bank, NORAD and other partners, has conducted a series of capacity-building programs designed to equip countries in the design, development, and implementation of their national eHealth strategies.
After offering a series of certification trainings on IT governance, enterprise architecture, and standards, AeHIN through its advisory group, the Working Council, has deemed that the appropriate next step is to apply these concepts in actual laboratory settings in each country. The in-country laboratory will allow AeHIN member countries to have first-hand experience on the policies, processes, and people-building that are required to establish the foundations of a national health information system. These centers in turn will form themselves into a regional Community of Interoperability Labs or COIL for short with the goal of ensuring regional peer-to-peer support.
The laboratory will be at two levels. At the country level, AeHIN will encourage the creation of in-country interoperability labs that will allow stakeholders a detailed look at how health data exchange will work within their local context. At the regional level, these in-country labs will form themselves into the AeHIN Community of Interoperability Laboratories with shared templates and artifacts enabling inter-country interoperability.
Video 1: Laying out the challenges trying to addressed by implementing unique IDs for health through a storytelling approach
Video 2: How to begin to close the care gaps in health systems by leveraging unique IDs for health and the digital technologies that operationalize them
Video 3: Looks at immediate steps we can take to operationalize unique IDs for health starting with a pervasive global health workflow: child immunization