The Case for Developing and Deploying and Open Source Electronic Logistics Management Information System

Staff | The Rockefeller Foundation | February 9, 2012

Over the past three decades, PATH has honed an effective approach to catalyzing innovation of health technologies based on user-driven design and public-private partnerships. In June 2009, PATH received a grant from The Rockefeller Foundation to apply this approach and experience to create a repeatable methodology for designing health information systems (HIS) for public health programs in the world’s poorest countries.

In partnership with the Public Health Informatics Institute, a methodology was adapted to determine and document user requirements called Collaborative Requirements Development Methodology (CRDM). CRDM, built on previous efforts by the World Health Organization (WHO) and other groups, was designed to be applied across the spectrum of health care domains, including supply chains and logistics...