De la collecte à la visualisation de données: le cas pratique de CommCare

Découvrez les principaux atouts d’un outil de collecte de données tel que CommCare

Il y a un mois, Bluesquare et IT4life ont lancé la série de webinaires “Digitaliser vos programmes : outils et conseils” qui vise à apporter un support aux gestionnaires de projets et de Suivi et Évaluation pour à la fois identifier les meilleures solutions digitales pour leurs projets et programmes, et à aborder la meilleure approche en matière d’implémentation. La première session, début juin, portait sur la “Monitorer programme avec DHIS2“. Si vous souhaitez avoir accès à l’enregistrement vidéo, n’hésitez pas à nous contacter. 

Nous avons maintenant le plaisir d’annoncer la deuxième session de la série “De la collecte des données à la visualisation : Le cas pratique de CommCare“. Cette session sera disponible en français et en anglais.

Lorsque l’on s’efforce de collecter des données sur un programme, la suite logique consiste à suivre plusieurs paramètres dans le temps, qu’il s’agisse de personnes, d’équipements, de stocks de médicaments, etc. C’est ce qu’on appelle la collecte de données longitudinales. Dans ce webinaire, nous ferons la démonstration de l’une des plateformes de collecte de données mobiles les plus riches en fonctionnalités : CommCare.

Grâce à ses puissantes fonctions de création de formulaires et de gestion de cas, CommCare vous permet de suivre tous les paramètres nécessaires au suivi de votre programme. Pour vous aider à pousser encore plus loin l’analyse de vos données, nous vous montrerons également comment utiliser des outils de Business Intelligence tels que Tableau et PowerBI pour visualiser vos données.

Enfin, parce que chaque programme a ses propres spécificités et exigences, nous discuterons d’autres cas pratiques potentiels, et les outils les mieux adaptés à chacun d’eux.

À la fin de ce webinaire, vous serez en mesure de savoir si CommCare est l’outil le plus avantageux pour votre organisation et votre programme.

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A propos de l’intervenant

Guillaume Deflaux est le Directeur des opérations de IT4LIFE. Il a 15 ans d’expérience dans le domaine de l’ICT4D. Il a dirigé la conception et la mise en œuvre de programmes dans les domaines de la santé, de la protection de l’enfance et de la justice juvénile au sein de contextes et d’organisations très variés. Il possède une solide expérience avec CommCare. Il a notamment dirigé le déploiement d’outils basés sur CommCare à l’échelle nationale au Burkina Faso et en Afrique du Sud. Il a aussi supervisé l’intégration de CommCare avec l’instance nationale DHIS2 au Burkina Faso.

From data collection to visualization: The CommCare use case

Discover some of the great things you can do with a data collection tool such as CommCare

A month ago Bluesquare and IT4life kicked off their webinar series “Digitizing your programs : tools and tips”. The series aims to help project and M&E managers identify the best digital solutions for their operations, and make the right implementation decisions. The first session looked at  “ Monitoring your program with DHIS2. If you want to have access to the video recording, do not hesitate to reach out.

We are now pleased to announce the second session of the series “From data collection to visualization: The CommCare use case”. This session will be available in both French and English.

When making the effort to collect data on a program, the logical next step is to to track several parameters over time, be it people, equipment, medicine stocks, etc. This is called collecting longitudinal data. In this second webinar we will be demonstrating one of the most feature-rich mobile data collection platforms: CommCare.

Thanks to its powerful form builder and case management features, CommCare allows you to track anything and everything. To help you push your data analysis even further, our expert will also demonstrate how to use common Business Intelligence tools such as Tableau and PowerBI to visualize your data

Finally, because every program has its own specificities and requirements, we will discuss other potential use cases, and which tools may be better fitted to each of them.

At the end of this webinar you will be able to know whether CommCare is worth considering for your organization and program.

Join us on our social media platforms and engage in the conversation. 

About the speaker

Guillaume Deflaux is the Chief Operating Officer at IT4LIFE . He has 15 years of experience in ICT4D. He has led the design and implementation of programs in the areas of health, child protection and juvenile justice in a wide range of contexts and organizations. He has a strong experience with CommCare. Notably, he led deployment of CommCare-based tools at national scale in Burkina Faso and South Africa. He also oversaw the integration of CommCare with the national DHIS2 instance.

New features of D2D, our DHIS2 data integration tool

One of the biggest challenges we face during our monitoring and evaluation projects is the existence of multiple data sources that are not unified nor synchronized, making it difficult to have a steady and constant flow of data. To resolve this, Bluesquare developed D2D.

D2D is Bluesquare’s tool that allows DHIS2 data integration between multiple instances. This tool is very useful in the context of large programs or in countries that have different DHIS2 instances. D2D makes it possible to synchronize the different data sources in order to count on more reliable data. 

Bluesquare has at heart to offer to its partner continuous improvement on its tools and to make them accessible for all. D2D has been upgraded recently in order to make the interface more user friendly and simple to use for non-technical data and program managers. We have been working on 3 aspects to improve D2D. It is now more convenient, faster and more comfortable to use.

  • Convenience

To make DHIS a better partner for data pipelines, D2D gained the ability to export to a CSV directly to your own Amazon S3 Bucket. This CSV file could then be used in a larger data pipeline. This can both be run manually or on a scheduled basis (like all the other D2D tasks)

  • Speed

In our ongoing effort to make D2D smarter and faster we’ve also added features to limit the amount of data that needs to be transferred between DHIS servers. You can now instruct D2D to only handle data that was changed after a specific date (or within the last x days). This will speed up your data flows and make D2D run faster.

  • Comfort

We’ve also added a bit more insight to the D2D process, as a user you can ask D2D for a preview of the data that it will be pushing from the source DHIS to the target DHIS. After viewing this preview, you will be able to cancel or resume the task.

Bluesquare is very attentive to the needs of our partners. We make sure to improve our tools in the direction of their needs. Get in touch with our team to learn more about D2D !