Welcome to The Pan-African Health Informatics Association (HELINA) Conference 2021

#HELINA21 Conference Program

Day 1 - Monday Oct 18, 2021
Day 2 - Tuesday Oct 19, 2021
Day 3 - Wednesday Oct 20, 2021

Official Conference Opening

Dr. Diana Atwine Kanzira

Keynote Address

Dr. Justin Maeda
11:30 - 11:35

Exhibition Break

METS Speaker

Makerere University Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Support (METS)
Evelyn Akello
11:45 - 12:00

Exhibition Break

12:00 - 1:30

Lunch Break

Panel

Advancing Digital Health Capability of Healthcare Organizations—How to Navigate the Maze of Capability Model-Based Tools? Presentations:

BREAK OUT ROOM A

W1: The Pursuit of Lightness: Introducing a new, light Health Information Systems Project Management Toolkit (half-day workshop); Elizabeth Dunbar, Linda B Taylor, Carli Rogosin, Herman Tolentino, Jan MacGregor, Carissa Rosetti...
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BREAK OUT ROOM B

W2: Why and how to continuously guide health information system improvement? A hands-on training on Health Information System Stages of Continuous Improvement tool; Manish Kumar, George Otieno, Justice Nonvignon, Derek...
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BREAK OUT ROOM C

W3: Technology Transfer Pre-Conference Workshop; Job Nyameino and Maurice Oduor

BREAK OUT ROOM A

W4: The Digital Health Capability Models Navigator – A Practical Tool to Guide the Selection and Application of Digital Health Capability Models: Manish Kumar, Carolyn Kamasaka, Liz Millar, Jennifer Young,...
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BREAK OUT ROOM B

W5: “Going farther and faster together”: Applying mindset, skillset and toolset for collaborative problem-solving in complex public health informatics projects;Jan MacGregor, Herman Tolentino, Neranga Liyanaarachchige, Lisa Bryde and James Tobias

BREAK OUT ROOM C

W6: Workshop: Development and Lessons Learned from Application of a Novel Digital System Assessment Tool (DSAT); Terence Zagar, Gene Ussery, Aurelia Ford, Rahul Jain, Darrin O’Dell, Greg Orr, Neranga Liyanaarchchige,...
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BREAK OUT ROOM A

W7: Street-smart problem solving: A geospatial data science workshop to apply street network computation techniques to disease outbreak problems using Jupyter Notebooks; Jan MacGregor, Herman Tolentino, Neranga Liyanaarachchige and James...
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BREAK OUT ROOM B

W8: COST EVALUATION 101: Costing of HIS Interventions and Applying Resources from CDC’s Global Informatics Collaborative Technical Assistance Platform (TAP); Nancy Puttkammer, Michelle Virgin, Elizabeth Dunbar, Carol Levin, Steven Wanyee,...
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Steven Wanyee Macharia

BREAK OUT ROOM C

W9: A Systematic Approach to Creating, Leading, and Managing Informatics-Savvy Organizations: A Facilitated Self-Assessment and Strategic Roadmap Toolkit; Manish Kumar, Kristen Brugh, Neranga Liyanaarachchige, Katie Norwood, Nancy Puttkammer and Tadesse...
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17:15 - 18:00

Networking

Panel

P2: Multi-country effort for Leveraging PEPFAR Health Information Systems to Support COVID-19 Response; Muzna Mirza, Manish Kumar, Sisay Alemayehu, Kenneth Musenge, Chinedu Aniekwe, Ibrahim Dalhatu, Mustapha Bello, Jean Solon Valles,...
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L2: Lightening Talk

HELINA Education Working Group (EWG)

BREAK OUT ROOM A

(RP) Improving health literacy in rural Africa through mobile phones: a systematic literature review; Ismaila Ouedraogo, Borlli Michel Jonas Some, Roland Benedikter and Gayo Diallo

BREAK OUT ROOM B

RP) Enhanced use of COVID-19 and Health service delivery data in health program management by the County MoH Leadership: A case study of Nakuru, Migori and Kakamega counties in Kenya;...
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BREAK OUT ROOM A

(WIP) A Maturity Model-based Practical Tool to guide the development of HIV data use roadmap in Ethiopia; Dereje Habte, Katilyn Wilkins, John P Abellera, Smita Ghosh, Christopher Miller and Manish...
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BREAK OUT ROOM B

(WIP) Expanding a DHIS2-based Disease Surveillance System to cater for COVID-19 case management and COVID-19 vaccine data management: Lessons learned from Sierra Leone; Bridget Magoba, George Odongo, Calle Hedberg, Fanny...
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BREAK OUT ROOM B

(CS) Role of Integrated Laboratory Data in supporting Kenya’s COVID-19 response; Rufus Nyaga, John Mwihia, Nelson Akenga, Edwin Ochieng, Reshma Kakkar, Maria Landron and Mamo Umuro

BREAK OUT ROOM A

(CS) Assessment of Digital Health Maturity for select districts in Uganda; Priscillah Balirwa, Lilian Ayebale, Afra Nuwasiima, Brian Ssennoga, Kenneth Arinda, Paul Mbaka, Carol Kamasaka, Jesca Sabiiti, George Upenytho, Caitlin...
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BREAK OUT ROOM B

(CS) Electronic Medical Record System Improves Antiretroviral Treatment Data Quality and Use: Experience from 111 Health Facilities in Ethiopia; Bedri Mumie, Jemal Hassen, Naod Wendrad, Biniyam Eskinder, Sileshi Lulseged, Desalegn...
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BREAK OUT ROOM B

(CS) Landscape mapping of Community Health Digital interventions in Uganda;Priscillah Balirwa, Brian Ssennoga, Lilian Ayebale, Afra Nuwasiima, Kenneth Arinda, Paul Mbaka, Carol Kamaska, Jesca Sabiiti, George Upenytho, Caitlin Augustin, Hasifa...
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BREAK OUT ROOM A

(CS) Leveraging investments in Electronic Medical Record System for enhanced HIV program monitoring in the context of COVID-19 Pandemic in Ethiopia; Dereje Habte, Desalegn Bekedami, Esayas Tewoldebrhan, Mirtie Getachew, Jemal...
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12:50 -12:55

Exhibition Break

Speaker: Living Goods

Mohini Bhavsar
13:15 - 14:00

Lunch Break

Panel

Preparing Health Supply Chains to Respond to Emergencies by Bridging the Silos of Information Systems; Ramy Guirguis, Godfrey Kadewele, Rana Muhammad Safdar, Muhammad Tariq, Edith Munyana, Jyothiswaroop Jayaprakash Presentation:

BREAK OUT ROOM A

(CS) Pathways to increasing trust in public health data: An exploratory analysis of CHW-collected data on the CHT platform evaluated for data quality and potential remediation; Caitlin Augustin, Isaac Holeman,...
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Carolyn Kamasaka

BREAK OUT ROOM A

(RP) Assessing the Knowledge and Practice of E-Tracker Among Nurses in the Ho Municipality; John Yao Azumah, Justice Moses K Aheto and Wisdom K Takramah

BREAK OUT ROOM B

(RP) eHealth Architecture based Health Data Exchange: Ethiopia DHIS2 and EMR; Haftamu Kebede Yigzaw, Tesfit Gebremeskel and Jennifer Shivers

BREAK OUT ROOM A

(CS) Implementation of Continuity of Care Document to Decrease Duplicative Drug Dispensing at HIV Clinics in Haiti; Marie Pierre Jean Solon Valles, Jean-Baptiste Koama, Nicasky Celestin, Ricardo Pongnon, Ermane Robin,...
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BREAK OUT ROOM B

(CS) Advancing Site-Level Health Informatics Capabilities Using a Maturity Model-Based Assessment Framework to Improve PEPAR Program Performance; Manish Kumar, Kristen Brugh, Neranga Liyanaarachchige, Katie Norwood, Nancy Puttkammer and Tadesse Wuhib

BREAK OUT ROOM A

(CS) Strengthening capacity of government workforce on the management, triangulation and use of data for informed decision-making in Nigeria, 2021; Olorunsogo Bidemi Adeoye, Ndadilnasiya Waziri, Gabriel Adah, Sulaiman Etamesor, Saheed...
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BREAK OUT ROOM B

(CS) Implementing Adaptive Low-cost Knowledge Integration Platform- Uganda Experience; Manish Kumar, Paul Mbaka, Carol Kamasaka, Prosper Behumbiize and Alex Tumwesigye

BREAK OUT ROOM A

(CS) Developing systematic procedures to strengthen Routine Immunization data quality and use across different sources in Nigeria, 2021; Angela Abah, Adetola Seyi, Kawu Halimatu, Hadiza Jibril, Toye Femi, Olorunsogo Bidemi...
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BREAK OUT ROOM B

(CS) A Novel KenyaEMR implementation to scale up TB/HIV program monitoring and reporting in all health facilities in Homabay County; Calvine Lwaka, Benard Ajwang, Alvin Luta, Alois Mugambi, Cyrus Obaigwa,...
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BREAK OUT ROOM A

(CS) Interim analysis of government staff capacity to monitor and enhance the quality of Routine Immunization data through a new Fellowship approach to capacity-strengthening, Nigeria, 2021; Ramatu Obansa, Friday Josiah,...
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BREAK OUT ROOM B

(CS) OpenMRS in 2021; Burke Mamlin, Grace Potma and Jennifer Antilla
17:00 - 18:00

Networking

10:30 - 10:35

Welcome & Logistics

UNCDF Session:

Sustainable Financing for Digital Health Interventions
Peace Otage
Julio Malikane
Brian Ssennoga

Panel:

African Union Health Information Exchange Policy and Standards for Digital Health Systems: Vision and Next Steps; Kyeng Mercy Tetuh, Adane Mamuye, Tesfahun Yilma, Ahmad Abdulwahab, Tadesse Wuhib, Tom Oluoch, Steven...
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11:45 - 11: 50

Exhibition Break

BREAK OUT ROOM A

(RP) Leveraging technology to support HELINA Education Working Group activities; Noah Jaafa, Kristin Centers, Milka Gesichoc, Frank Verbeke, Ada Yeung, Job Nyangena, Eva Karanja and Martin Were

BREAK OUT ROOM B

(CS) Integrating Telemedicine in routine care for Hypertensive and Diabetic patients; Early learnings from Rocket Health services in Uganda; Joy Banonya, Louis.H Kamulegeya, Pamela.C Acom, Davis Rotich, Davis Musinguzi and...
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BREAK OUT ROOM A

(WIP) Care:Bricks – An LMIC-First Implementation for agile development of process-centric and guideline-driven point of care EMR systems; Christian Neumann, Elizabeth L. Dunbar, Jeremy U. Espino, Timothy M. Mtonga and...
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BREAK OUT ROOM B

(WIP) Revisiting Health Information Exchange in Low Resource Settings: Modes of Health Record Transmission; Oliver Jintha Gadabu, Timothy Mayamiko Mtonga and Gerald Douglas

BREAK OUT ROOM A

(CS) Institutionalizing State Health Workforce Registry for Improved Human Resources for Health Efficiency: A case of Oyo State, Nigeria; Ezinne Peters, Alozie Ananaba, Nkata Chuku, Abbas Gbolahan, Agbonkhese Oaiya, Oluwabambi...
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BREAK OUT ROOM B

(CS) Development of National Health Client Registry within a health sector as step toward enhancing continuity of care: Experience from Tanzania; Sosthenes Bagumhe, Silvanus Ilomo and Dr Lameck Machumi

BREAK OUT ROOM A

(CS) Adapting Self-Assessment from the Private Sector to Build the Capacity of Health Supply Chain Actors in the Public sector: Lessons from Implementation in Uganda; Bridget Kyobutungi, Ivan Onyutta, Grace...
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BREAK OUT ROOM B

(CS) Readiness model for sustaining in strategic information for health in Kenya: Lessons from implementation in Nakuru and Kakamega counties; Joyce Nyaboga, Francesca Nzuve, Pauline Siror, Gititu George, Ekisa Mike...
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BREAK OUT ROOM A

(CS) UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI MOBILE APPLICATION RADA; Lisbeth Mutakaa, Walter Jaoko and Jane Kamau

BREAK OUT ROOM B

(RP) Base de données numérique d’auscultation cardiaque et associations entre les anomalies auscultatoires et; Georges Bediang, Maxime Wotol, Chris Nganou-Gnindjio, Fred Goethe Doualla and David Chelo
13:05 14:00

Lunch Break

Panel

Landscape assessment and PEPFAR technical enhancement design for supporting COVID-19 case-based surveillance and response; Muzna Mirza, Manish Kumar, Veronica Muthee, Peninah Peninah, Peter Mwiti Arimi, Steven Wanyee, Daniel Futerman, Chinedu...
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Conference Closure

Carolyn Kamasaka
Tom Oluoch

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