Case Studies

THRIVE Multi-site Study

The Technologies for Health Registers, Information, and Vital Events (THRIVE) study is a multi-country research study that focuses on the adaptation, scaled deployment, and impact assessment of the OpenSRP platform and associated technology innovations. The study is being conducted by a group of academic and research institutions and technology partners and is led by the WHO. The study’s guiding principles focus on user-centered design, research-informed adaptation, evidence-informed content, and mHealth best practices. The three OpenSRP deployments under the Thrive study must meet these standards of evidence-based practice and demonstrate quality and consistency of design (both user interface and system architecture). Thrive OpenSRP deployments aim to integrate with existing national-level health information systems that align with the country’s national eHealth strategy and policy, including integration with DHIS2, where applicable.

Led by WHO, the THRIVE study members have launched a 5-year, multi-site research study that aims to adapt, implement at scale, and rigorously assess the impact of OpenSRP and related technologies on health system performance, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (RMNCH) outcomes and health information systems. The first phase of the study includes formative and field assessment research to adapt the OpenSRP platform to each of three country settings, followed by a pilot evaluation among the relevant health worker cadres at each site to determine the factors necessary for high fidelity implementation, perceived value, worker performance and health system effect from the OpenSRP platform.

This multi-site research study focuses on determining how mHealth strategies delivered through the OpenSRP platform can improve frontline workforce efficiencies, data quality, and timeliness of validated RMNCH health intervention delivery, while estimating the per-unit cost of various interventions and effect on specific health outcomes.