DHIS2 Integration

Numerous organizations have integrated CommCare with their DHIS2 systems using MOTECH as a middle layer. This page provides a high-level overview of resources available to CommCare users interested in this integration.

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Overview

District Health Information System 2 (DHIS2) is an open-source, web-based health management information system (HMIS) platform. Today, DHIS2 is the world's largest HMIS platform. DHI2 supports numerous

When creating a digital health system, data pipelines are your key to accurate and fresh data. A well-built data pipeline enables you to capture trusted community-level information and aggregate it for routine reporting and ad-hoc analysis. CommCare seamlessly integrates frontline decision support with routine data capture, resulting in improved service delivery and more accurate data. The CommCare platform then integrates directly with DHIS2 to feed community-level health data into your MoH’s reports.

CommCare and DHIS2 complement each other in a national digital health strategy.  CommCare and DHIS2 are used worldwide to create end-to-end data pipelines, from remote data capture through district and national-scale reporting. Dimagi has supported DHIS2 integrations with CommCare in Senegal, Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Benin, Gambia, and Madagascar.

DHIS2 Supported by MOTECH

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MOTECH is an open-source platform for managing, integrating, and sharing data between digital systems.  Dimagi uses MOTECH to integrate CommCare with other systems such as DHIS2, OpenMRS, and custom solutions. MOTECH provides a robust framework to write new integration adapters between system, and provides a robust infrastructure for authentication, logging, error-handling and managing connections to partially offline systems.  Dimagi provides integrations services directly and through our integration partners to build integrations between CommCare and other data systems.

The MOTECH DHIS2 module supports sending both aggregate data (datasets and data values) and individual data (events) to DHIS2.  MOTECH enables end users to map data collected in CommCare to DHIS2 events or datasets.  This allows the system to be flexible to changes in both CommCare and DHIS2, and projects without requiring additional software development.

Deploying MOTECH can also help other systems integrate data with DHIS2 through the same approach, providing long-term value as an integration and orchestration layer for health systems in the country through the OpenHIE standards.  CommCare can be used for community level data collection and supervision, and other systems such OpenMRS and OpenLMIS can be used to support clinical or stock data workflows.  These systems can all use a national MOTECH server to share registry data, and submit information to DHIS2. 

Useful Resources

CommCare + DHIS2 Digital Health Systems White Paper

Learn how CommCare and DHIS2 work together to provide an end-to-end solution for mobile data collection, aggregation, storage, and reporting at any scale—from a single community to nation-wide.

https://www.dimagi.com/toolkits/digital-health-systems/

CommCare - DHIS2 Case Studies

DHIS2 Documentation

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You need to be incredibly confident in the integrations that underpin your data pipeline. Dimagi’s Solutions team ensures you have this confidence via 1:1 integration support for the digital tools in your system. Please reach out to info@dimagi.com for information about this offering.