Digital Initiatives Group at I-TECH

The Digital Initiatives Group at I‐TECH (DIGI) launched on December 1, 2018 and builds on 15 years of experience designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating health information systems (HIS) around the world. DIGI envisions a world where health workers, clients, and communities are empowered with information that improves the quality, equity, and efficiency of health care services. DIGI values user-centered design and delivery of health information tools and platforms within a comprehensive package of services to foster an enabling environment.

As a leader in digital health global goods communities (OpenMRS, OpenHIE, OpenELIS, Bahmni), DIGI has significant experience implementing these tools: OpenMRS point-of-care and OpenHIE projects in Haiti, Kenya, and Cameroon; OpenELIS interoperability with OpenLMIS and OpenMRS (global); OpenMRS QA grant; and establishing a global Open LIS Community of Practice. DIGI also provides leadership in the WHO Digital Client Records Standards & Architecture working group and the Health Data Collaborative Digital Health & Interoperability working group. With a steadfast commitment to standards and sustainability, DIGI is a technology-agnostic team, which allows us to identify the best-suited tool for a given client or context. The mission of DIGI is to deliver innovative, appropriate, and user-centered digital health solutions that improve access to information and support decision-making by health workers, clients, and communities.

DIGI’s team of digital health experts develop and deploy digital health tools, provide technical assistance and training to promote data use for improved clinical service delivery via systems such as EMR, LIS, HRIS, and mobile applications. We have researchers, digital health specialists, health workforce specialists, data analysts, and software engineers on our team who are deployed on projects in a flexible and responsive way. DIGI also has access to a global network of staff, consultants, and vendors whom we know and trust.

Priority Technical Areas

DIGI works in the following technical areas:
• Software Design & Development
• Health Data Exchange Standards
• Health Systems Architecture
• Information Security
• Evidence-Based Evaluation and Implementation
• Digital Health Workforce Development


Effective HIS transforms data into information that can guide decision‐making and policy. By managing projects from a foundation of capacity building and strong project management, DIGI delivers solutions that promote ownership and sustainability. DIGI’s work is comprehensive, flexible, responsive, sustainable, and evidence-based.

Download the full catalog of projects and products in the priority technical areas.

Example projects:

National strategies, policies, and governance define the implementation environment for health information systems (HIS) and are recognized as a foundational building block for health system goals, including universal health coverage ...
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I-TECH has worked with the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other implementing partners in Botswana to develop and implement robust national health information ...
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I-TECH will continue to support the National Department of Health (NDoH) in the process of strengthening the policy management and implementation systems with a focus on reaching the 90-90-90 targets ...
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Electronic medical record (EMR) systems have the capacity to improve clinical decision making and quality of care at site level but can also be leveraged to make data-driven, population-level public ...
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For nearly a decade I-TECH has worked in Côte d’Ivoire in collaboration with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop and implement an electronic laboratory information system ...
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