How to Use Evaluation Frameworks to Improve Digital Health Programs

April 16, 2019 09:00am to 10:30am EDT
IntraHealth International
6340 Quadrangle Drive Suite 200
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
How to Use Evaluation Frameworks to Improve Digital Health Programs
IntraHealth International
USAID Maternal and Child Survival Program

At this Global Digital Health Network meeting, attendees will explore two ways to use evaluation frameworks to improve digital development program design, implementation, and future direction.

At IntraHealth in Chapel Hill, Maternal and Child Survival Program in Washington, DC, and online, the meeting will investigate: 

Evaluating Using Digital Principles

The Principles of Digital Development are nine living guidelines intended to help practitioners succeed in applying digital technologies to development programs. How can these high-level ideas be applied to actual digital health projects?

Recently, IntraHealth International partnered with NPOKI to create the first independent assessment of a major ICT4D initiative using the Digital Principles. IntraHealth's director of digital health Wayan Vota will explain how iHRIS, IntraHealth’s flagship health workforce information software, was evaluated and how IntraHealth will use the results to inform future iHRIS development.

Evaluating Using DHIRT

The Digital Health Investment Review Tool provides high-level guidance on how to apply the Digital Principles and the Principles of Donor Alignment for Digital Health into a set of scoring criteria for strategic investments in global digital health.

Merrick Schaefer from USAID will demonstrate how DHIRT is useful for development practitioners and technologists, including how:

  • Donors can use DHIRT when creating requests for solicitations, defining contract language, and evaluating proposals for grant funding and software procurement.

  • Implementers can use DHIRT to respond to RFPs, design their activities, and implement their technology solution with digital health best practices.

Remote participation is available via Zoom. Please RSVP to access Zoom information.


Wayan Vota

Director of Digital Health