you use dataviz to demonstrate your program results? Today we are
pleased to announce that you will be able to manage your dataviz
directly in DHIS2. Thanks to our new DHIS2 Data Viz app!
to the app will allow you to easily make changes to your platform. You
can configure all display settings, sections, change their order, …
The app is available directly via the app menu on DHIS2.
For a tour of the app, or if you have trouble finding the app in
DHIS2 contact your project manager or our DataViz product owner.
Continued updates to the design
to your continued feedback and our user analysis, we have made a few
additional updates to the Data Viz layout. Here’s what’s new:
Main content placement.
Most visitors to the site are interested in the national level results.
So we have moved this information to the left for ease of reading.
Health Center attributes.
The number of sub-zones, the attributes describing the health centers,
the photos and the grouping, were not visible enough. We have added a
dedicated space for the attributes describing the health zones and
increased the visibility of the photos of the health centers.
We hope you find these changes helpful as you continue to use Data Viz to articulate your program needs to your various partners and stakeholders.
After more than a year of hard work, and months of testing and improvement, we are very pleased to officially release the new ORBF tool to help manage RBF and strategic purchasing on top of DHIS2 platforms.
Since 2012, Bluesquare has been developing and deploying OpenRBF in many countries. OpenRBF was a separate and stand alone software platform. In 2016, we decided to re-build the software, and split it into several modules, while maintaining our focus on technology that would enhance the health financing capability of DHIS2. This led to the development of three software modules that are plugged into DHIS2: DataCollect (an ODK to DHIS2 offline mobile android app), DataViz (a data visualisation interface used for RBF portals), and ORBF, a health financing rule engine.
Over the coming months we will share more on these modules. For today we will focus on ORBF and its great capabilities.
Another yearfor Bluesquare – The same vision, different ways At Bluesquare, what drives us is the desire to make the world a better place. Our goal is to ensure that every citizen on this planet has access to a minimum package of health services. Unfortunately, we are not there yet. The community surrounding the Tipo health center in the DRC has benefited from barely any substantial Global Health investment over the last years. So, helping Global Health players allocate their resources in a smarter way, so that it goes where it matters most, is where we can continue to make a difference. How will we get there? We believe that technology and data can influence this allocation in two ways : increase efficiency of existing investments through better data insights and financial disintermediation, and make Global Health a more attractive investment for countries and citizens looking to invest in this space.
But how do we translate this vision into operational priorities? Here is our focus for 2018.
In early 2016, Benin’s Ministry of Health scaled up its Results-Based Financing (RBF) system. This move has ensured that all health care providers (all public, most faith-based, some private) are surveyed quarterly to externally assess service availability and quality of care. To aid Benin’s government, Bluesquare has been providing strategic support to their RBF data system.
The use of mobile devices has simplified and brought value to the process of collecting and managing data. The simplicity and benefits of going mobile, clearly demonstrate why it’s the next step you should take in your data collection project.
A large number of countries in which we work have shifted their HMIS (health management information system) onto DHIS2 — a popular open source software tool developed by the University of Oslo. Often, the data platform also becomes the country’s de-facto health system data warehouse.