Jembi led a five-day workshop in Botswana from September 18 to 22, 2023. This workshop was part of the CDC TAP project and focused on interoperability and FHIR® training for health information systems.
The workshop was significant because:
Botswana has multiple existing information systems.
CDC Botswana is developing an enterprise architecture that includes system interoperability.
Representatives from the Botswana Ministry of Health and the Botswana Health Data Collaborative gave initial presentations. They were followed by updates on the existing data warehouse and health information exchange projects in Botswana.
The Jembi team facilitated a process to refine requirements for interoperability processes and architecture. Key outcomes included:
A refined Minimum Dataset (MDS)
A FHIR® implementation guide (IG)
The main goal of this workshop was to gather requirements for Botswana's interoperability architecture. These findings also served as valuable input for an introductory FHIR® training course. Several important documents were created during the workshop to guide future work on Botswana's Health Enterprise Architecture.