International Programme

OpenHIM COVID-19 Data Exchange

Project Time Frame: 
01 October 2020 - 30 June 2021
Summary

Jembi is proud to have completed work on the development of a prototype solution supporting COVID-19 data exchange using the OpenHIM and Instant OpenHIE to support COVID-19 case reporting and lab result submission using the HL7 FHIR standard. This work was funded by Digital Square, and completed in collaboration with the OpenHIE COVID-19 task force, with support from IntelliSOFT.

Project Goals

01

Conduct a landscape assessment of COVID-19 case reporting and lab information system workflows and data schemas that were used to inform the set of generic data exchange requirements

02

Develop a generic COVID-19 data exchange solution that could be adapted to country needs, supporting ingestion of COVID-19 case reporting and lab data

03

Support saving COVID-19 case report and lab data to a central HAPI FHIR server aligned with the COVID-19 FHIR Implementation Guide, as well as to DHIS2, making use of the DHIS2 COVID-19 surveillance metadata package that was developed by the DHIS2 core team

The   OpenHIM was used to support ingestion of COVID-19 case report and lab data through a set of custom mediators supporting HL7 FHIR’s Structured Data Capture approach (Figure 1). The mediators provide capabilities to:

  • Validate incoming COVID-19 case report and lab result data sources and field values

  • Map and transform source data to corresponding output fields based on HL7 FHIR’s Structured Data Capture approach

  • Populate a HAPI FHIR server and DHIS2 with COVID-19 case reports and lab data
     

 In addition, this work was packaged in Instant OpenHIE, which was extended to include several new packages. A Health Management Information System (HMIS) infrastructure package was added, which adds out-the-box support for DHIS2 in Instant OpenHIE. A COVID-19 surveillance use case package was also added, which packages the mediators, configurations, tests and deployment scripts needed to configure the COVID-19 data exchange solution that makes use of the OpenHIM, HAPI FHIR and DHIS2 technologies.

Project Categories

Interoperability

Project Funders
Products Used

Instant OpenHIE

FHIR

DHIS2

OpenHIM

Services Delivered

Business and System Analysis

Interoperability Design

Requirements Gathering

Software Development

Solution Architecture

Countries
Worldwide

Worldwide