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Data Review Teams: A Promising Practice to Improve Data Use and Strengthen Immunization Supply Chains

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 improve data use and ultimately, immunization supply chain performance.


Data Review Teams: A Promising Practice to Improve Data Use and Strengthen Immunization Supply Chains

Brief (executive summary of 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 improve data use and ultimately, immunization supply chain performance.


BLN Webinar: Successful Implementation of a Health Information Software

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 audience through the software identification process, including identifying and involving stakeholders and...


BLN Webinar: Reaching Every District incorporating Quality Improvement (RED-QI)

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. persistently high drop-out rates) using small, rapid, doable changes that can be quickly tested and...


BLN Webinar: Web-Based Immunization Information Systems

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 system, the opportunities it affords, and the challenges and constraints associated with the system....


BLN Webinar: Explaining Health Enterprise Architecture

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 enterprise architecture is, why it is important, and how ministries of health can leverage...


BID Initiative Monitoring and Evaluation Reports: Tanzania and Zambia

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 sampled health facilities from the first six implementation districts in Southern Province—Choma,...


BID Initiative Landscape Analysis: Annex 2

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.


BID Initiative Literature Review: Improving Data Quality and Promoting the Use of Data for Decision Making

This literature review was conducted to identify, review, and analyze published and grey literature to inform the behavior, organization, and practice activities to be conducted as part of the BID Initiative, and to inform the initiative’s theory of change and monitoring and evaluation plan. The overall hypothesis of the BID Initiative is that...


BID Initiative Scale Theory of Change | Primary Outcomes 3 & 4

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 quality and use challenges, and the strategic approaches taken to scale within demonstration countries...


Additional considerations for maternal and child health handbooks in light of WHO's recommendations on home-based records for maternal, newborn and child health

Current evidence gaps prohibit recommending one form of home-based record over another. Author comments on an article by Nakamura.

Author: Brown DW
Published: 2019

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BID Initiative Landscape Analysis: Current and Past Projects Targeting Data Quality and Use

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 allocation. The objectives of this review are to inform the behavior, organization, and practices...


BID Initiative Scale Theory of Change: Literature Review

The BID Initiative conducted a literature review to support the development of a theory of change model that enables effective monitoring and evaluation of the activities related to the goal of scaling up. It reviewed theories of scaling, peer learning, networking, and diffusion.


WHO Classification of Digital Health Interventions v1.0

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 health—including government stakeholders, technologists, clinicians, implementers, network operators,...


BID Learning Network Discussion Meeting Report: September 19-22, 2017

The BID Initiative has partnered with countries in Africa through the BID Learning Network (BLN) to design information system products and introduce new practices that can be tested in a few countries and deployed at scale in many. Through this network, the BID Initiative promotes learning among peers and provides opportunities for creative...


Accelerating Harmonization in Digital Health

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 integrated systems and solutions that align with national strategies. Through examples from health...


Injecting digital technology into old-school immunization systems: building for sustainability and scale in Vietnam, Tanzania and Zambia

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.