Digital Square is a digital health marketplace (or 'square') where supply and demand come together to accelerate health equity. We connect health leaders with the resources necessary for digital transformation. Digital Square is housed at PATH, and supported by USAID, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and a consortium of other donors.
This wiki serves as a platform for technical audiences to obtain resources and information related to Digital Square's investments in global goods. More general information about Digital Square can be found on the main website.
- 1 COVID-19 Response
- 1.1 COVID-19 Webinars
- 1.1.1 June 16, 2020 | Can Image-based AI Meaningfully Impact COVID-19 Response in Low Resource Settings
- 1.1.2 June 15, 2020 | Understanding the Unique Challenges & Opportunities of Combating COVID-19 in LMICs
- 1.1.3 April 30, 2020 | Private Sector Digital Adaptations for COVID-19 Response
- 1.1.4 April 7, 2020 | Managing the Global COVID-19 Pandemic with Health Informatics
- 1.1.5 March 30, 2020 | Global Goods Adaptation for COVID-19 Response
- 1.1.6 March 26, 2020 | Re-utilizing PEPFAR Investments during the COVID-19 Response
- 1.2 Global Good Adaptations to COVID-19 (updated July 16, 2020)
- 1.3 Additional COVID Resources
- 1.1 COVID-19 Webinars
- 2 Digital Square Information
- 2.1 What We Do
- 2.2 Governance
- 2.3 Investors
- 2.4 Global Goods
- 2.5 External Resources
- 2.6 Digital Square Resources
- 2.7 Digital Health & Interoperability Working Group
- 2.8 Contact Us
- 2.9 About
Digital Square is leveraging its unique role and strengths to support countries, donors, and partners in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Harnessing existing relationships across the global digital health ecosystem, we mobilize our robust network of partners in coordinated response. We also utilize PATH’s work in global health security, malaria, primary health care, and the broader digital and data portfolio to more comprehensively support country partners in ensuring essential health services remain available.
June 16, 2020 | Can Image-based AI Meaningfully Impact COVID-19 Response in Low Resource Settings
This webinar explores the opportunities and challenges for the use of imaged-based AI tools in the COVID-19 response. Panelists discuss the broader context for the application of these tools; explore how they are being developed and evaluated; and identify what steps need to be taken to maximize the potential of image-based AI while mitigating the risks.
June 15, 2020 | Understanding the Unique Challenges & Opportunities of Combating COVID-19 in LMICs
April 30, 2020 | Private Sector Digital Adaptations for COVID-19 Response
In this webinar, leaders from the Digital Impact Alliance, Facebook, mClinica, Microsoft, and Tableau shared how to leverage private sector tools and technologies to strengthen health systems in COVID-19 response efforts.
April 7, 2020 | Managing the Global COVID-19 Pandemic with Health Informatics
In partnership with AMIA, this webinar shares informatics responses and challenges within the COVID-19 pandeimc.
March 30, 2020 | Global Goods Adaptation for COVID-19 Response
This webinar features a set of Digital Square-approved digital health global goods that have adapted their technologies to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 26, 2020 | Re-utilizing PEPFAR Investments during the COVID-19 Response
This webinar showcases how PEPFAR investments can be re-utilized in the COVID-19 response. During this session, we will feature a mix of digital tools including DATIM, Patient Level Monitoring, and the Global Open Facility Registry, and how they can be harnessed in the COVID-19 global response.
Global Good Adaptations to COVID-19 (updated July 16, 2020)
|Digital Health Atlas||
|OpenHIE COVID-19 Task Force (Cross-cutting for all global goods)||
In Nepal, Bahmni has been adapted for COVID-19 response in a few government hospitals:
|Community Health Toolkit (CHT)||
The CHT Team has created two use case demonstrations: Port of Entry (PoE Screening and CHT Rapid Diagnostic Teat (RDT) workflow for community health workers.
Additional COVID Resources
Digital Square Web Articles
- Global Goods Addressing Outbreaks: SORMAS and COVID-19
- LEGO lessons for COVID-19: Making data click
- Will COVID-19 accelerate digital transformation? 5 ways the development community can "build back better"
- Using DHIS2 for COVID-19 point of entry screening and travel pass printing in Uganda
Digital Square Information
What We Do
Digital Square addresses the need for a thriving marketplace for health.
We work in three key ways:
- Identify promising investment opportunities and provides operational support to streamline procurement
- Promote the development, adoption, and reuse of digital health global goods, and helps increase their availability, adaptability, and maturity
- Elevate country priorities and strengthen regional and national digital health capacity
Digital Square's investments follow detailed governance processes that leverage a Peer Review Committee, Board, and Investment Review Committee. Additionally, Digital Square serves as the Secretariat for DIAL's Health-Sustainability Advisory Group.
- What are Global Goods
- Shelf Readiness
- Global Goods Maturity
- Global Goods Community
- Global Goods Guidebook
- Demographics of Digital Health Tools
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Minutes from Global Goods Calls
What are approved global goods?
Approved global goods include those which have submitted applications in response to a Notice. These include applications for specific work packages in response to a Notice. The applications are reviewed by the Digital Square Peer Review Committee and Investment Review Committee. The Digital Square Board approves the applications, or partial application work packages. An "Approved Digital Square Global Good" is not a formally vetted global good. Approved Digital Square global goods cover nearly all of the World Health Organization Digital Health Intervention Classifications. Many global goods are adaptable to support multiple interventions.
- List of Global Goods that are Approved - Contingent on Funding
- List of Global Goods that are Approved - Partially Funded
- Principles for Digital Development
- The Mobile Economy 2018
- The Mobile Economy Sub-Saharan Africa 2017
- Scaling Digital Health in Emerging Markets
- The latest case study on a mHealth service in Tanzania: Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Baby
Digital Square Resources
Digital Health & Interoperability Working Group
The Digital Health & Interoperability Working Group (DH&I WG) is a volunteer community of practice dedicated to strengthening country health systems and outcomes through the appropriate and responsible use of digital information technologies.
- Slack: Please join our slack team
Digital Square is a PATH-led initiative funded and designed by the United States Agency of International Development, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and a consortium of other donors.
The Digital Square wiki is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development. The contents are the responsibility of PATH and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.