DIGITAL HEALTH MATTERS NOW MORE SO THAN EVER
Over the next decade, PSI aims to reimagine healthcare worldwide by placing our consumer at the center, and, whenever possible, bringing quality care closer to our consumer. We live in a rapidly changing world; advancements in mobile technology access coupled with increased connectivity in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) presents an unprecedented opportunity to make healthcare more accessible by changing the way we engage with consumers. In addition, COVID-19 has seriously strained already fragile healthcare systems in many of these countries. Limitations in physical movement and social interaction have further accelerated the need for digital health solutions targeted at both consumers and the health workforce.
PSI’S VISION FOR DIGITAL HEALTH
PSI’s Digital Health vision is to improve consumer health and well-being by using digital technologies to increase access and personalize delivery of quality information, products and services throughout their life course. The vision will be delivered through the Digital Strategy Framework highlighted below, aligned to WHO’s Classification of Digital Health Interventions.
DIGITAL STRATEGY FRAMEWORK
In order to achieve the Digital Strategy vision, PSI focuses on the following framework.
CONSUMER DIGITAL HEALTH
Leverage mobile technology in the hands of consumers to power their health journey.
WORKFORCE DIGITAL HEALTH
Leverage mobile technology to improve quality, efficiency and stewardship of health service delivery.
community influence DIGITAL HEALTH
Coordinate adoption of digital health across implementers to accelerate scale and improve sustainability.
DIGITAL data transformation
Continually shape, course correct and evaluate implementation activities through timely generation and use of data.
The FOUR STRATEGIC AREAS of our Work
in Digital Health
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.