Global health initiatives are designed to improve human health and delivery of health care services in all communities and healthcare settings world-wide. High-level global health informatics (GHI) agendas have focused on developing long-term goals, driven by evidence-based recommendations. Despite this guidance, considerable gaps remain on how to successfully apply these recommendations. Over the last decade, GHI initiatives have been successful in beginning to translate this knowledge into practice, but have had limited impact beyond the local or regional level. This workshop will use case-studies to demonstrate GHI principles, and how they lead to success or failure on the ground. Experts will lead discussions in five GHI domains: 1. Initiative planning; 2. International partnerships; 3. Research; 4. Education; and 5. Early Career Engagement. Panelists, experts and attendees will compare and contrast the key aspects to creating successful and sustainable GHI partnerships. Ultimately, this will allow the creation of a repository of standards, knowledge, as well as best practices around collaborative principles in GHI.

Learning Objective: After participating in this session, the learner should be better able to:
- Learn challenges and possible solutions in creating and maintaining successful collaborative initiatives across different GHI domains
- Understand principles and strategies that have led to successful and sustainable GHI partnerships, as well as strategies to overcome potential failure points in GHI endeavors
- Apply and adapt, where necessary, robust and relevant tools (such as frameworks and principles) to promote the likelihood of success in their own GHI initiatives


Sansanee Craig (Presenter)
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Ursula Huebner (Presenter)
University AS Osnabrück

Evan Orenstein (Presenter)
Emory University

Mengchun Gong (Presenter)
Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences

Theresa Cullen, Regenstrief Institution
Hamish Fraser (Presenter)
Brown University

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