Submit data to BETTEReHEALTH registry

Here you can find information about submitting data to the BETTEReHEALTH registry. You can read more about the registry here.

How to submit data to the registry?

To submit data you will be requested to do self registration.

Register yourself

After registration and verification of your mobile number / email address, you will have access to the data collection forms, and you can submit your data. Verified email/mobile number is needed for us to get in touch with you in case we have follow-up questions about your data.

BETTEReHEALTH registration process

The registry is also built based on data from existing repositories. In case, you have the data available on data sets/ Excel files, we can help do an automatic import of the data. Please contact us for more information or if you have any questions about submitting data to the registry.

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Who should submit data to the registry?

The registry receives data from eHealth stakeholders like Ministries of Health, public institutions, implementers, vendors, NGOs, researchers, etc. Researchers at our Regional Hubs in Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi and Tunisia, have started data collection for the registry. The registry is focused  and collecting data from the African continent, but we invite eHealth stakeholders anywhere in the world to submit their data.

What happens after the data is submitted to the registry?

After you have submitted your data, the information will be reviewed and feedback will be provided if there are necessary clarifications or edits. Once all revisions are made the data will be published in our registry as a public good, available to support a range of eHealth stakeholders worldwide, free of charge. The data will also be submit to the Digital Health Atlas (unless you contact us and ask us not to before entering the data). The Digital Health Atlas is a WHO global technology registry platform aiming to strengthen the value and impact of digital health investments, improve coordination, and facilitate institutionalization and scale.

By uploading or submitting the data you agree that it is non-confidential for all purposes, and will be made available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 IGO licence (CC BY 3.0 IGO), which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

BETTEReHEALTH data review process

What kind of data can be submitted to the registry?

Data about eHealth solutions and Official eHealth Documents can be submitted to the registry. For any solution / document it is possible to register information in various input fields pertaining to the solution or document, however we are also grateful to receive sparse data with limited information should it be that the input fields do not apply to the solution or document, or the data is not available.

eHealth Solutions

We collect data about various kinds of eHealth Solutions both used in clinical and social work, as well as resource management and support for health care recipients. We are interested in any digital solution delivering health information and services for health professionals, health consumers and the public (e.g., public health service) through Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for improved quality of health services, training and education, decision making and health system management. We focus our data collection on solution that have been scaled / used to some extend to build more knowledge about solutions that have actually been deployed and tested.

Official eHealth Documents

We collect data on various kinds of Official eHealth Documents such as:

  • policies
  • strategies
  • frameworks
  • guidelines
  • reports
  • guidelines

Well also collect policies and documents in other fields relevant to eHealth such as ICT, health sector, telecommunication, privacy and security regulations). '

Data that can be published and shared freely only

Those submitting data are requested to only submit data that is reliable / empirically based, and does not violate any rights, including intellectual property rights. Where you are not the owner of the material, you represent and warrant that you have the express permission from the owner of the material to upload, use or submit the material. You are solely responsible for any damages resulting from any infringements of copyrights, trademark rights, propriety rights, or any other harm resulting from any material that you have uploaded or submitted.

By uploading or submitting the data you agree that it is non-confidential for all purposes, and will be made available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 IGO licence (CC BY 3.0 IGO), which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Why submit data to the registry?

The registry offers easy access to valuable data and information for a range of eHealth stakeholders such as policy makers, implementers, developers, start-up companies, NGOs, researchers, donors, health care managers, health care professionals, clients/patients, as well as the broader civil society.

Public accessible information about Official eHealth Documents and eHealth solutions have several benefits. Making this information publicly available can:

  • contribute to empirical and experienced-based decision making (by sharing concrete empirical examples, experiences, lessons learned and best practices)
  • build capacity and promote knowledge sharing and contribute to learning within and across nations
  • foster innovations and sharing of innovative ideas
  • encourage wider uptake of eHealth solutions and thus increase the changes of successful eHealth implementation, better healthcare accessibility and higher quality.
  • increase visibility of the organizations developing, implementing and financing the eHealth solutions
  • provide donors with a landscape overview of eHealth solutions and thus obtain a better understanding of where to invest to have maximum impact
  • help implementers identify existing solutions created to solve similar challenges, and the implementing organizations can also act as consultants/advisors to those wanting to implement similar solutions
  • form stronger partnerships amongst all the stakeholders, by providing links to official websites and contact details.
  • provide easy access to Official eHealth Documents and hence help disseminate them to ensure compliance and improve their ability to compare policies and identify gaps
  • improve governance and accountability
  • promote a more participatory governance within the eHealth field