A rehabilitation professional uses HI's OpenTeleRehab software during a training course provided by the association in Vietnam in 2021. | © C. Bachelerie / HI
HI is proud to inform that its telerehabilitation software OpenTeleRehab has been found to be a Digital Public Good in alignment with the Digital Public Goods Standard.
In 2020, HI began developing in Vietnam an open source, multidisciplinary telerehabilitation software program, OpenTeleRehab. This software connects rehabilitation professionals with service users to improve access to rehabilitation services and promote universal health coverage by facilitating discharge, transition of care and follow-up. It enables users to access tailor-made rehabilitation treatment plans adapted to a variety of conditions. As for rehabilitation professionals, they are able to provide ongoing support and follow-up via instant messaging, chat or video communication and track treatment plan adherence and goal achievement.
OpenTeleRehab will now appear in the digital public goods registry where it will be discoverable as a digital public good and reflected on a growing network of catalogs and aggregated lists of digital public goods.
A physiotherapist shows a patient how to perform functional exercises using
the OpenTeleRehab software, Vietnam 2021. © C. Bachelerie / HI
Digital Public Goods are open-source software, open data, open AI models, open standards, and open content that adhere to privacy and other applicable laws and best practices, do no harm by design, and help attain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This definition is operationalised through the DPG Standard, a set of nine indicators that is used to determine whether a solution is a digital public good.
The Digital Public Goods Alliance (DPGA) is a multi-stakeholder initiative with a mission to accelerate the attainment of the sustainable development goals in low- and middle-income countries by facilitating the discovery, development, use of, and investment in digital public goods.
The DPGA relies on engagement and leadership from private sector technology experts, think tanks, governments, philanthropic donors, international implementing organisations, and the UN.
The DPGA is governed by a board, which functions as a strategic decision-making and oversight body for the DPGA Secretariat. The board consists of member-organisations who demonstrate a strong commitment to digital public goods and are committed to supporting the DPGA’s mission and mandate. Current board members include :
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