Making the most of your health data means making it accessible for expert analysis, yet health data is often sensitive and access should be restricted to approved systems and stakeholders only.
A health data hub is an online platform that enables the Ministry of Health to efficiently and securely implement data licensing and access protocols, and safely pursue collaboration with a wide range of internal and external partners.
Our international collective of software engineers and data scientists have years of specialist experience in ICT4D and the integration, management and visualisation of public health data.
A social enterprise working with UN field experts, Ministries of Health, and other local partners across the globe, especially in low and middle income countries.
A data hub is a web-based application for the consolidation and secure sharing of quality-controlled data. It sits right at the heart of your integrated Digital Health Platform (DHP) and can be configured to deliver all the core DHP software services if desired. It does not replace existing data management systems, but compliments them, providing a fully-interoperable, secure, and unified gateway to all approved data.
We cover a huge range of data-related tasks and we're always happy to have a chat to see what you need. If you have something in mind that you can’t see listed, get in touch and we’ll see what we can do.
Many of our partners use DHIS2 to collect public health data. Data from DHIS2 and/or other systems is exported, combined, cleaned and analysed for reporting purposes. The finalised data is stored on private computers and mannually distributed to partners via unencrypted email. A data hub improves on this by providing a centralised platform to store, manage and access the finalised data, as well as to automate parts of the data management process.
Many governments and institutions use data hubs to manage, share and publish their data. Public examples include data.gov.uk and data.nhm.ac.uk, though several institutions also host similar systems privately. Fjelltopp has built a data hub for UNAIDS Geneva to support their HIV estimates process, called The AIDS Data Repository (adr.unaids.org) and has other data hubs in the early stages of development.
Fjelltopp provides consulting time at discounted rates for projects that align with our social mission. The total cost of the project is dependant on the scope of the requirements laid out by the client. We have assembled a fully costed proposal detailing how the first phase of the project might proceed, along with a data management agreement clearly stating that all data ownership remains with the client.
We would build your data hub with CKAN, a popular open-source Python project used by governments and NGOs worldwide. Our open-source software is free for your IT team to use and build upon without need of a license - there is no vendor lock-in.
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