Logical Outcomes and NPOKI Webinar: DHIS2 Interoperability

Logical Outcomes and NPOKI

Thursday, April 20th, 2017 from 11:30am to 12:30pm EDT

DHIS2 Interoperability

When talking about integration, we think about the process of making different information systems appear as one, i.e. data from them to be available to all relevant users as well as the harmonization of definitions and dimensions so that it is possible to combine the data in useful ways.

A related concept is interoperability, which is one strategy to achieve integration. For purposes related to DHIS2, we say that it is interoperable with other software applications if it is able to share data with this.

This webinar will:

1.     Summarize key themes, successes and challenges on integrating DHIS2 with other systems

2.     Share impressions of an NGO panel who attended the recent DHIS2 symposium in Washington D.C.

3.     Announce a new set of guidelines on the topic of interoperability, in development by the University of Oslo

We welcome M&E focused iNGO staffers who are currently considering or using DHIS2, to bring your questions.


Daniel Messer is the Chief Information Officer at Population Services International (PSI), where he is responsible for PSI’s information technology, MIS and ERP systems. Daniel is also co-founder and chair of the Non-Profit Organizations Knowledge Initiative (NPOKI) which helps non-profits to better manage information. Prior to PSI, Daniel was based in London directing International Planned Parenthood’s information systems, including clinic management systems for the federation’s network clinics across the globe.

Laura E. Lincks is the Database Manager/Developer at ICAP - Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health. She is responsible for the day-to-day data management of ICAP’s more than two dozen country HIV-related projects, almost half of which include DHIS 2 as a primary data collection tool. Before working with ICAP, Laura worked at CAI, a public health organization where she was the Director of Data Management for a large-scale HIV project for the Uniformed Services in a dozen countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Sara Gaudon is a DHIS2 enthusiast, and Executive Director of LogicalOutcomes. With a background in non-profit administration in Canada and a degree in International Development from the University of Guelph, Sara manages LogicalOutcomes’s ‘DHIS2 quick start service.’ Using open source tools and templates, and working closely with experts, analysts, trainers and monitoring and evaluation specialists, Sara helps small and medium sized NGOs set up and manage their DHIS2 implementation.

Adebusoye Anifalaje (PhD) is a seasoned development informatics specialist with particular expertise in DHIS 2 multi-sector enterprise implementations within the international NGO sector. Busoye is an engaging trainer with astute abilities to communicate complex processes and concepts using simple and familiar frameworks. His PhD research was on health information systems and their impact on improving governance arrangements in developing countries.

Nicola Hobby is the Director of Service Delivery at BAO Systems and has been the Organizing Chair of the DHIS 2 Symposium since 2015. Prior to joining BAO, Nicola worked in international public health for 11 years with Population Services International in a variety of positions. She has worked in over 20 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America leading or managing system strengthening initiatives.  Nicola has extensive knowledge about implementing DHIS 2 as an enterprise-level MIS. As the Director of Service Delivery, she leads an international team to implement DHIS 2 for a variety of public health and development clients.

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