At PSI, we have an ambitious vision for digital health: to harvest innovations in digital technology that accelerate and transform the sustainable delivery of accessible, consumer-powered healthcare.
We focus on three areas for the delivery of personalized healthcare to our clients:
- Digital consumer engagement for on-demand access to health information and self-care
- Digital support for decision-making so that health workers and pharmacies can provide high quality care
- PSI-wide digital skill building in data science, digital marketing and system interoperability
As a digitally transformed and agile organization, PSI has the capacity to rapidly shift business and engagement strategies in response to real-time consumer insights. With this digital health technology infrastructure and capacity in place, together with significant existing organizational investments in capacity for management information systems like DHIS2 (an open-source, web-based health information management platform), electronic medical records systems and core interoperability services, PSI will reach and link five million clients to health products and services using consumer-facing digital technology by 2023.
Since the launch of our consumer-facing digital health initiative in 2018, we have:
Clients with digital health services
clients with contraceptive services through our digital health interventions
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Our Approaches to Digital Health
PSI supports a range of digital health technologies that help reimagine healthcare worldwide, putting our consumers at the center of the solution, and, whenever possible, bringing care to their hands.
EMRs enable clinics to gather, save and retrieve patient health information. EMRs also make it possible to send data electronically to PSI and directly to DHSI2, PSI’s management information system, relieving clinics and clinic staff from paper forms.
HNQIS is an open-source android App developed by PSI to assess, improve and monitor health workers’ skills when delivering health services. HNQIS is used by quality assurance officers in public and private clinics and across various health services including contraception, HIV and malaria. With HNQIS, clinicians benefit from tailored support by identifying areas of improvement while providing care.
DHIS2 is an open-source management information system that PSI uses to collect, manage and visualize data across a single platform. PSI invests in DHIS2 to increase data informed decision-making. It is used in more than 40 countries across PSI’s network and crosses health areas, including malaria, HIV, tuberculosis and reproductive health.