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STRATEGIES TO SUPPORT THE COVID-19 RESPONSE IN LMICs - Shared screen with speaker view
Hopkins CGH
15:34
Welcome everyone! Thanks so much for joining. Please introduce yourselves and where you are joining from!
Hopkins CGH
15:43
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Poornima Jayakrishna
16:23
Hi, this is Poornima Jay from India
Jai Ganesh Udayasankaran
16:24
This is Jai Ganesh Udayasankaran from Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN), India
Kavitha Batyana Chandrappa
17:00
Hello everyone! this is Kavitha from PHRII, India
Alain Labrique
17:19
Good Morning! Alain Labrique (JHU)
Ngoc Le
17:21
Hi, this is Ngoc Le from Viet Nam
Anna Kalbarczyk
22:43
HI all, the report is available here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yCP7t1di_ofQ0YhuPAD1Oqcj1aTo74k5/view
Anna Kalbarczyk
22:59
As you introduce yourselves please make sure you select "all panelists and attendees" so your message reaches everyone
Anna Kalbarczyk
23:07
Please also remember to post any questions in the Q&A box and not in the chat
Hamish Fraser
23:37
Hamish Fraser Brown University
Merrick Schaefer
24:06
Hello, I am Merrick Schaefer, Senior Digital Health Advisor, USAID
David Omotayo
24:35
Hi All. David from USAID Malawi
Jai Ganesh Udayasankaran
25:19
While there are many digital tools available the real difficulty during the ongoing crisis has been whether these tools can be used straight away or needs further training, localization and some were evaluating the options especially like outbreak management systems when they should be deploying them. How I wish this rapid assessment report had been available in April or May.
Yusuph Kulindwa
25:31
Hello Everyone, Yusuph Kulindwa, MSF
Steven Yoon
25:55
Steven Yoon, CDC
Tomas Doce
26:46
Hi Tomas Doce - USAID M&E advisor based at NTP
Kristina Grabbe
28:02
Agree with @Jai Ganesh - our experience is that states/jurisdictions started developing e-platforms (Salesforce in multiple places) around April/May and there is little/no flexibility for introducing new/novel technologies at this point in time - but maybe that will change as we get more information!!
Kristina Grabbe
28:26
Kristina Grabbe, Jhpiego
Joanne Katz
28:52
Hi Steve Yoon! Joanne Katz, your PhD advisor from long ago. Great to see you are still at CDC
Alain Labrique
29:16
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1285597221082333185.html
Hamish Fraser
42:41
Did you evaluate the ability to interoperate with other digital health applications including lab systems and EHRs?
Alain Labrique
44:12
@Jai / @Krisitina - this does in fact reveal ecosystem readiness for a pandemic - but we’re far from being out of the woods at this point, and there are many places where introduction of technologies is still possible.
Alain Labrique
44:37
(And when I say readiness - its a starkly LOW level.)
Alain Labrique
48:19
These criteria/indicators can be used to examine additional platforms / solutions.
Jai Ganesh Udayasankaran
48:57
Thank you Alain and Smisha
Kristina Grabbe
50:02
@Alain, agree completely - and the opportunities for use in LMIC (as in the orientation of the webinar and this series) is certainly also relevant! Was thinking locally at first... :) Thank you!
Steven Yoon
01:04:07
I suggest that the JHU team take this a step further so that countries/users (even if they have already selected a platform/tool) can use this as a part of a CQI process for improvement. This may require additional guidance for the users in prioritizing assessment "elements" based on the local context so that gaps can be identified and addressed. I am guessing that resources will be limited and that improvements/fixes cannot be done all at once, so prioritizing which gaps should be fixes first will be very helpful. This can be repeated periodically to measure/monitor how the system is improving.
Anna Kalbarczyk
01:05:08
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yCP7t1di_ofQ0YhuPAD1Oqcj1aTo74k5/view
Jai Ganesh Udayasankaran
01:05:32
How about a similar assessment exercise focused on telehealth tools?
Alain Labrique
01:07:13
@Steven - thanks for this suggestion - we will follow-up with the Foundation. Already the published indicators and use-cases can be useful to examine existing systems and evaluate their gaps.
Steven Yoon
01:08:16
Most of these systems are actively being developed and improved. How do we ensure that the data are up to date?
Dr Robin Paul
01:09:12
Thanks Smisha Mam for the presentation
Merrick Schaefer
01:09:26
At USAID we are doing a landscape analysis capturing all (signifigantly deployed) digital health tools in the countries we support. (the data will end up in the Digital Health Atlas). We will certainly capture data on these platofrms and highlight that. A few of these tools are already widely deployed for non-covid purposes, with a health workforce that is already trained to use them in other contexts. It would be much easier for a coutnry to utilize a tool that has already been deployed in other contexts and adapt it for covid than deploy a new tool completely
Alain Labrique
01:11:50
https://digitalhealthatlas.org/en/-/
Merrick Schaefer
01:12:05
we will also have briefing notes per coutnry
Alain Labrique
01:12:07
https://digitalhealthatlas.org/en/covid-19/
Merrick Schaefer
01:12:16
those should start being relieased mid august
Anna Kalbarczyk
01:12:39
This presentation and slides will be available on the CGH website in the next few days: http://hopkinsglobalhealth.org/resources/covid-19-resources/strategies-to-support-the-covid-19-response-in-lmics-a-virtual-seminar-series
Alain Labrique
01:12:42
If you have a digital health technology for COVID: https://digitalhealthatlas.org/en/covid-19/
Alain Labrique
01:12:48
Please add it to the Atlas.
Alain Labrique
01:13:17
Also: Digital Health Guidelines:https://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/publications/digital-interventions-health-system-strengthening/en/