Adaptation Process Overview

OpenSRP has a modular design that allows it to be easily adapted to other country settings, topics and cadres of health workers so that it may facilitate accurate, real-time data collection and be utilized for local- or national-level routine health information systems. The THRIVE Consortium has identified four country sites where government engagement and readiness would allow for client-focused systems to be adapted, refined, tested, and scaled as exemplars for other health systems. These sites have developed, deployed, and refined a systematic adaptation process to review, with stakeholders, the national FHW information system and subsequently optimize, digitize, and institutionalize the use of OpenSRP. The adaptation processes include the use of the following methods:

  1. Government engaged multi-stakeholder process; research adaptation site as complement to process
  2. Mapping of current cadre-specific work- and information-flows, reporting requirements
  3. Review of HIS eco-system; national priorities; system constraints
  4. Establishment of functional requirements needed for adaptation
  5. Collaborative data Optimization Process (reduce data burden); establishment of metrics and necessary aggregate indicators
  6. Technology Adaptation Process (form, register, interventions, schedules, permissions), and development of common concept dictionaries (ICD-10, CIEL) for OpenMRS and OpenHIE
  7. Integrations with other platforms, innovations and technologies in ecosystem (e.g., DHIS2, CRVS) to ensure mutual gain
  8. Costed plan for national institutionalization, support mechanisms