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New EIR analyses hope to inform future digital systems

*Edited on 9/29 to correct project contact. The BID Initiative is analyzing electronic

WHO Software "Highly commended" at BMA book competition

A WHO software application, the Health Equity Assessment Toolkit (HEAT), conceptualized by Ahmad Reza Hosseinpoor and Anne Schlotheuber of the department of Information, Evidence and Research, came

Data session at the Global Immunization Meeting (GIM): Successfully Navigating Transitions, Kigali, June 2018

During the GIM conducted in Rwanda in June 2018, a breakout session entitled “Innovations & Transitions for Immunization Data” was moderated by Jan Grevendonk, WHO HQ, and Hope Johnson, The Gav

How can we measure better immunization data? Practical solution from Shifo

Dear all,  Shifo has released an article on cost-effective and scalable way of measuring data completeness/reliability of Electronic Immunisation Registries. This method will simpl

Launched today: Special Edition of Vaccine “Building Next Generation Immunization Supply Chains"

PATH is pleased to present “Building Next Generation Immunization Supply Chains” a special edition of Vaccine

Linking the information silos: Tanzania’s HMIS – LMIS data exchange yields lessons for broader interoperability

As supply chain professionals working in the global health sector, we have heard countless requests and statements over the years to integrate data from HMIS and LMIS tools. This is partly to str

Dispatch from the Global Health Supply Chain Summit

“You can’t vaccinate a child with a mobile phone.”Andrea Coleman, co-founder, Riders for Health Technology is all the rage in global health programs, from immunization

Cold Chain Policy vs. Cold Hard Reality: Thinking Inside the Box

Recently, I was sitting with the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) Manager, his senior staff, and technical assistance (TA) partners in an African country, discussing support for better visi

Building the Next Generation Vaccine Information Management System: VIMS as an integrated module within the supply chain data eco-system in Tanzania

In the last decade, vaccine information management has slowly evolved from paper at every level in the health system, to Excel-based reports at higher levels (districts or above) that are emailed, to

Are LMIS applications addressing the right challenges?

“Apps” (computer software applications) are being developed and used as tools to help manage the vaccines and medicines supply chain more and more. But are they directed at challenges that have pe

The ongoing pandemic of COVID-19 is a threat to various routine healthcare services. India’s routine immunization (RI) campaign is one of largest ever known. In this review, we discuss the magnitude of disruption of RI activities due to COVID-19...

Here you will find global trends and total numbers in reported cases of vaccine-preventable disease (VPD) up to 2020. These data can help monitor improvements and identify gaps for evaluation. These data are reported annually through the WHO/UNICEF...

The VM1000 control unit supports: 1. A maximum of 4 wired & 4 wireless probes, or 8 probes in total 2. Power status monitoring 3. Room Temperature & Humidity Monitoring 4. Door Monitoring 5. Interactive color LCD to monitor and control the...

The BID Learning Network (BLN)/Gavi Data Quality and Use (DQU) Collaborative convened a meeting between July 24-26, 2019 in Lusaka, Zambia. It was attended by 25 participants, including immunization data managers from Burkina Faso, Cameroon,...

The BID Learning Network (BLN)/Gavi Data Quality and Use (DQU) Collaborative convened a meeting between July 24-26, 2019 in Lusaka, Zambia. It was attended by 25 participants, including immunization data managers from Burkina Faso, Cameroon,...

Between 2013 and 2018, BID designed, developed, and introduced an electronic immunization registry in three regions in Tanzania and one province in Zambia. The Initiative’s financial records were used to account for the financial costs of...

The BID Learning Network invites you to view a webinar presentation on The Immunization Data: Evidence for Action (IDEA) Review. IDEA is a global synthesis of existing evidence aimed at increasing the use of high-quality data to improve immunization...

Building a culture of data use requires a shift across the entire health system, where consistent use and analyses of data result in decisions that improve service delivery. These tools can be used to facilitate the process of building a data use...

These tools can be used to coordinate the timing and activities of the introduction and implementation of the data quality and data use interventions. These tools offer guidance on how to manage and resolve issues, and to assess how well those who...

The BID Learning Network (BLN) invites you to view the webinar slides from “Piloting of the e-Tracker App in the DHIS2 in The Gambia.” In 2016, the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) of The Gambia received a small grant from the BLN to...

Since 2014, the BLN has been bringing African countries together through peer learning, to identify and share tested solutions related to data collection, quality, and use. Designed as part of the BID Initiative, the BLN aims to empower countries to...

The BID Learning Network (BLN) invites you view a webinar presentation on “Building Capacity in Immunization Data Quality and Use through Mentorship: Introducing the BID Regional Mentors.” In its initial phase, between 2013 and 2018, the BID...

The BID Initiative has released midline and endline monitoring and evaluation (M&E) reports for Tanzania. This report presents the evaluation findings from Arusha Region and Tanga Region based on data that were collected between 2015 and 2018. In...

The BID Initiative has released its midline monitoring and evaluation (M&E) report for Zambia. This report presents the evaluation findings from data collected at baseline and midline of BID implementation in sampled health facilities from the first...

The BID Learning Network (BLN) invites you to view a webinar entitled “Principles of Digital Development.” The Principles of Digital Development are a set of high level concepts for consideration before embarking on any technology-supported...

In this webinar, the presenter walked the audience through the Zimbabwe Expanded Program on Immunization (ZEPI) and offered a brief background and historical perspective. The speaker shared lessons learned in the process of implementing the EPI...

In this webinar, our speaker shared lessons learned from the process of developing and implementing the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) Data Management System in Cameroon. The presentation explains the tools that were applied, the actors at...

This webinar provides background and examples of ways in which eHealth Africa (eHA) employs technology and information systems to transform health care delivery. Our speaker described how eHA has improved immunization systems through the use of...

The BID Learning Network (BLN) invites you to view the recorded webinar entitled “The Uganda eIDSR System”. During this webinar, colleagues from Uganda share how they have built an information system with their own resources, utilizing a...

This webinar describes Senegal’s experience with implementing DHIS2 and discusses interoperability considerations in relation to DVD-MT and DHIS2. The speakers highlight successes, opportunities for improvement, and the impact on data...

The BID Learning Network (BLN) recently held a webinar entitled “Economies of Scale, Integration & Interoperability in Digital Health”. This webinar discussed World Vision’s experiences in different countries and contexts, and the successes...

Sustainability has been a core principle of the BID Initiative from its earliest days. Planning for sustainability focuses on four key areas: policy, institutional factors, technical issues, and financial considerations.

Tanzania’s and Zambia’s national EIRs were one of the most significant and intricate interventions developed to address critical data-related challenges. The creation of a national-level immunization registry requires an intense software...

The BID Initiative Annual Report: April 2016-March 2017 details progress and activities between 2016 and 2017 in Tanzania and Zambia. In year five of the BID Initiative, data quality and use solutions were implemented in Tanzania and Zambia and the...

The BID Learning Network (BLN) invites you to watch a webinar entitled “Electronic Immunization Registry: Lessons from Kenya.” In this webinar, the presenter shares the electronic immunization registry (EIR) implementation milestones in Kenya by...

The BID Learning Network (BLN) invites you to watch a webinar entitled “Technology Solutions to Routine Immunization Challenges in Nigeria.” End-to-end supply chain and logistics systems are key components of successful immunization programs....

The BID Learning Network (BLN) invites you to watch our recent webinar entitled “Data Quality and Nominal Electronic Immunization Registries: Lessons Learned from Costa Rica.” Electronic immunization registries (EIRs) have been in existence in...

The BID Learning Network (BLN) invites you to watch our webinar entitled “Integration of a Community-Based Early Warning System Module into DHIS2 in Cote d’Ivoire.” Recognizing the need to strengthen epidemiological surveillance of diseases at...

The BID Learning Network invites you to view a webinar entitled “Scaling Up Registries: The OpenMRS Opportunity." The promise of digital technologies has seen multiple systems and millions of dollars invested for health information systems in...

Synthesis report covering a cross-country analysis of data review teams interventions carried out by CHAI, John Snow, Inc., and VillageReach. Surfaces three principles and eight recommendations for designing and implementing data review teams to...

The BID Learning Network recently held a webinar called "Successful implementation of a Health information Software." In this webinar, the speakers shared Mali’s experience implementing health information software. The presentation took the...

The BID Learning Network (BLN) hosted a webinar which elaborated on RED-QI (Reaching Every District incorporating Quality Improvement approaches). The “RED-QI” approach is a process that supports addressing larger priority problems (e.g....

The BID Initiative Learning Network (BLN) hosted a webinar which elaborated on the establishment, use, and added value of a web-based Immunization Information System (IIS) in Albania. The talk covered the process of establishing the registry-based...

The BID Initiative Learning Network (BLN) recently hosted a webinar which outlined the basics for understanding and developing health enterprise architecture. Aimed at both technical and non-technical participants, the talk walked through what...

The BID Initiative has released midline and endline monitoring and evaluation (M&E) reports for Zambia and Tanzania. The Zambia midline M&E report presents the evaluation findings from data collected at baseline and midline of BID implementation in...

This document informed the BID Initiative's landscape analysis and summarizes digital platforms and immunization information systems in use in different countries across the globe.

This BID Initiative Theory of Change document focuses on Primary Outcomes 3 and 4 of the BID Initiative. This narrative elaborates on the BID Initiative hypotheses related to scaling and diffusing of solutions developed and tested to address data...

This BID Initiative landscape analysis of existing projects reviews past and current approaches, strategies and interventions employed to drive the use of data among managers and decision makers for improved organizational performance and resource...

The classification of digital health interventions (DHIs) categorizes the different ways in which digital and mobile technologies are being used to support health system needs. Historically, the diverse communities working in digital...

Digital tools play an important role in supporting front-line health workers who deliver primary care. This journal article explores the current state of efforts undertaken to move away from single-purpose applications of digital health towards...

The BID Initiative presented at the 2017 Global Digital Health Forum in Washington DC regarding the design, roll out, and scale up of electronic immunization registries in Tanzania and Zambia.

The BID Learning Network (BLN) met in Lusaka, Zambia in November 2017. This slide deck includes the presentations from throughout the BLN meeting.

The BID Initiative Annual Report: April 2016-March 2017 details progress and activities between 2016 and 2017 in Tanzania and Zambia. In year five of the BID Initiative, data quality and use solutions were implemented in Tanzania and Zambia and the...

La revisión de IDEA es una síntesis global de la evidencia existente destinada a aumentar el uso de datos de alta calidad para mejorar la cobertura de inmunización. Proporciona una imagen más clara de lo que funciona para mejorar el uso de los...

The BID Initiative has taken the most frequently used tools from Tanzania and Zambia and made them generic. They can be reused and modified by countries for planning, operations, and change management and data use.

April 2012 SnapShot newsletter from the American Immunization Registry Association

September 2012 SnapShot newsletter from the American Immunization Registry Association

January 2013 SnapShot newsletter from the American Immunization Registry Association

April 2013 SnapShot newsletter from the American Immunization Registry Association

August 2013 SnapShot newsletter from the American Immunization Registry Association

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