Who Published The First Classification Of Digital Health Interventions

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
The document describes the uses of digital technology for health. The classification of digital health interventions (DHIs) categorizes the different ways in which digital and mobile technologies are being used to support health system needs. Targeted primarily at public health audiences, this Classification framework aims to promote an accessible and bridging language for health program planners to articulate functionalities of digital health implementations. The digital health interventions are organized into the following overarching groupings based on the targeted primary user:
  • Interventions for clients: Clients are members of the public who are potential or current users of health services, including health promotion activities. Caregivers of clients receiving health services are also included in this group.
  • Interventions for healthcare providers: Healthcare providers are members of the health workforce who deliver health services.
  • Interventions for health system or resource managers: Health system and resource managers are involved in the administration and oversight of public health systems. Interventions within this category reflect managerial functions related to supply chain management, health financing, human resource management.
  • Interventions for data services: This consists of crosscutting functionality to support a wide range of activities related to data collection, management, use, and exchange.
Each digital health intervention is accompanied by associated synonyms and other commonly used terms. The framework also includes programmatic examples of these terms based on cited descriptions from project documentation. Download the Classification of digital health interventions here