District Health Information Software 2 (DHIS 2) is a free and open source health management data platform used by multiple organizations  and governments worldwide. It is currently being deployed in 47 countries. DHIS 2 is a development project by the Health Information Systems Program (HISP) and is used for aggregate statistical data collection, validation, analysis, management, and presentation. This data analytics and management platform is completely web-based and boasts great visualization features and the ability to create analysis from live data in seconds.

DHIS 2 can be used to monitor patient health, improve disease surveillance and pinpoint outbreaks, and speed up health data access for health facilities and government organizations.  The user interface of DHIS 2 has been fully translated into eight languages: English, Chinese, Spanish, French, Russian, Portuguese, Vietnamese, and Tajik. DHIS 2 also allows users to personally translate database content into any number of languages. Users can easily switch between languages and translate the user interface into new languages.

Centrifuge DHIS2 Sample

DHIS 2 offers a number of mobile solutions, including SMS, plain HTML, and Java options for feature phones as well as a Web-based solution with offline support for smartphones. Clients can use their mobile phones for registering cases, events, and personal information, tracking individuals, conducting surveys, and collecting aggregate data. DHIS 2’s mobile solutions make it easier to use effectively, particularly in a number of low- and middle- income regions where DHIS 2 is currently being deployed. DHIS 2 Mobile can be deployed using the web interface to support and integrated HIS system usable by all levels of a health service or as a standalone mobile reporting system.

DHIS 2 is a modular web-based software package built with free and open source Java frameworks and operates under a liberal BSD license. Clients can get DHIS 2 as software-as-a-service, which includes system backups with safe storage at a remote server, SSL (HTTPS/encryption) use for data security, and stable, high-speed Internet connectivity. The service provider for DHIS 2 software-as-a-service in the cloud is BAO Systems. DHIS 2 is easily interoperable with third-party clients, including Web portals, Android apps, and other information systems. The source code of DHIS 2 is hosted on GitHub.

DHIS2 Training

The DHIS 2 Training are offered at Centrifuge Group throughout the year for anyone who has a strong interest in DHIS 2. The goal is to build regional communities of DHIS 2 users and experts. This way users and experts can share their experiences with DHIS 2 deployments and their strategies for national implementations.


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