District Health Information Software 2

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From: dhis2.org

DHIS 2 is the flexible and reliable health information system

The DHIS 2 is a tool for collection, validation, analysis, and presentation of aggregate statistical data, tailored (but not limited) to integrated health information management activities. It is a generic tool rather than a pre-configured database application, with an open meta-data model and a flexible user interface that allows the user to design the contents of a specific information system without the need for programming. DHIS 2 and upwards is a modular web-based software package built with free and open source Java frameworks.

DHIS 2 is free and open source software

DHIS 2 is open source software released under the BSD license and can be used at no cost. It runs on any platform with a JRE 6 installed. Simply download, unpack and run the executable file and you are good to go. The current version is 2.9. Check out the demo: http://apps.dhis2.org/demo/ (login with admin/district) - it can also be added as a Chrome web app . Follow the latest news https://launchpad.net/dhis2/+announcements.

Short Description: 
DHIS 2 is the flexible and reliable health information system
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Version 2.9 - June 29. 2012
Latest Version Date: 
Version 2.9 - June 29. 2012
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Version 2.9 - June 29. 2012

- Mobile web version of tracker

A mobile web version of the tracker functionality. This will include the functionality most relevant for health workers, which is 1) Beneficiary registration, 2) Name based data entry (for programs with fixed stages and single events), 3) Anonymous event registrations (for single event programs), 4) Visit plans with an overview of outstanding, pending and completed beneficiary visits.

This solution will be targeted at devices with touch-screens such as smart-phones and tablets. It might take advantage of capabilities for offline storage in modern browsers available for such devices. The mobile version will adhere to the logic defined by the standard web-based solution.

- Fine-grained access control

The system needs to provide a more fine-grained level of access control. In many implementations there are several stakeholders including the government, implementing partners, programs, NGOs. Some of these stakeholders have needs for confining access to data artefacts within their own organisation. For instance, an implementing partner might want to create a report which should only be accessible to users within that organisation.

Relevant artefacts are report, report table, chart, map, organisation unit group and group set. For these objects it should be possible to grant authority to certain levels, including 1) private, only visible to yourself 2) group, only visible to users within your organisation 3) public, visible to everyone.

- Reporting rates in GIS

Support for reporting rates in GIS module. Reporting rates for data sets should be added as a map value type in addition to indicators and data elements. Reporting rates should be by data set so it should be possible to select which data set to display. This should be included in the edit screen of the two thematic layers. The reporting rate data is generated as percentages and should be rendered similarly to the indicators with regard to legends and classes.

- Multiple map layers in GIS favorites

Extend map views (favorites) to support multiple map layers, including the first and second thematic layer, facility layer and symbol layer. Currently only a single layer is supported. This is useful in order to allow for more sophisticated, stored map views.

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DHIS 2 is open source software released under the BSD license and can be used at no cost.
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DHIS 2 is developed and used on a global basis

The DHIS 2 is developed by the Health Information Systems Programme (HISP) as an open and globally distributed process with developers currently in India, Vietnam, Tanzania, Ireland, and Norway. The software is implemented at the national level in many countries in Africa and Asia, such as India, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Zanzibar.

To follow the developments of the DHIS 2 sign up for the user mailing list - first create a Launchpad user account and join the DHIS 2 users team here, then click the "Subscribe" button under "Mailing list" header on the bottom left of the page.

Sun Sep 9 12:23:17 PHT 2012