Digital Health Inventory (DHI)

Hiwot Chichaybelu -

Background of the Digital Health Inventory (DHI)

Understanding how PEPFAR and other cooperating agencies are investing in digital health is
critical to maximizing the benefits received from such tools and will allow partners to leverage
learnings and best practices across implementations. As part of COP21 guidance, all PEPFAR
Operating Units (OUs) will be tasked with developing data use work plans that indicate their
commitment to relevant data use activities. Additional information regarding the process by
which OUs will develop/implement these work plans and defining the minimum activities within
the work plans will be provided. We have proposed that, at a minimum, all country teams will
commit to two activities: Activity 1) inventorying (PEPFAR-funded) digital health investments accessed through the Digital Health Atlas (DHA) using the Digital Health Inventory
automated tool, aligning with COP Table 6/FAST and Activity 2) engaging in some sort
of data sharing policy/governance best practices workshops/activities that improve overall
literacy and use.

The DHI is intended to facilitate the collection of information about your investments as
outlined under Activity 1 above.

What is being inventoried?

Digital health investments are electronic tools, systems, devices, and resources used to support health system needs. One way of categorizing these is by the System Category of your DHI. System Categories represent the types of ICT applications and information systems designed to deliver one or more digital health interventions.

System Categories

Examples of System Categories include: Electronic Medical Records (EMRs); Logistics
Management Information System (LMIS); and Health Management Information Systems

Ways DHI data can be useful?

Some reasons for tracking digital health investments are:

  • Developing guidance resources to inform planning
  • Ensuring there is donor alignment of investments
  • Conducting national inventories and landscape analyses
  • Identifying scalable tools that help improve healthcare delivery
  • Improving the efficiency of programming and reducing redundancy of digital interventions (some due to lack of awareness of implemented solutions)
  • Articulating required digital functionality based on identified needs

Training Materials and Job Aids

General User Reference Materials

Implementing Partner User Reference Materials

Agency/ Interagency User Reference Materials

Orientation Materials

Helpful Resources 



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