OpenHIE is a Global Mission-Driven Community of Practice
Dedicated to improve the health of the underserved through open and collaborative, development and support of country driven, large scale health information sharing architectures.
Enabling large scale health information interoperability
Offering freely available standards-based approaches and reference technologies
Supporting each other’s needs through peer technical assistance communities
The OpenHIE community of practice formed in early 2013, evolving from the work that initially began in 2009 to establish the Rwandan Health Information Exchange (RHIE). As the benefits of the approach adopted in Rwanda became apparent, interest gathered from other countries looking to apply similar architectural tactics within their environments. Today, OpenHIE’s approaches, reference technologies, and community processes are being leveraged or explored in multiple countries.