An end-to-end, data driven approach to improving healthcare delivery in our world's poorest communities

Our story

The people of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, fled to seek refuge after the earthquake in 2010. Temporary earthquake resettlement camps evolved over the years into permanent communities in the periphery outside the city-center. Our founder, a board certified internal medicine and cardiology physician, became involved with healthcare delivery in Haiti through a medical trip to a community called Jerusalem. While providing medical care out of an open-air community health clinic, the frustration of fragmented care, lost paper medical records, and lack of ability to monitor longitudinal patient health trends sparked the creation of Global Health Coalition (GHC), a 501c3 nonprofit. At the onset, GHC adopted a core value of global health sustainability and thus OpenMRS, an open-source electronic health record (EHR), was leveraged so our efforts could foster the growth of other NGO’s solving a similar challenge in global health. Through extensive needs assessments and customization of the EHR to fit the community of Jerusalem, the health clinic, and the medical providers, GHC successfully deployed the EHR in January 2017. From there, GHC turned their focus towards building a framework for realizing improve health outcomes through healthcare data visualization. Customized data dashboards allow our partners to follow health trends, evaluate effectiveness of health interventions, and easily access health data. GHC and our partners have seen first-hand the impact an EHR and data analytics platform has in enabling more effective and efficient healthcare delivery, even in remote communities with scarce electricity and internet.

electronic medical record

OpenMRS was created in 2004 as a open source medical record system platform for developing countries – a tide which rises all ships. OpenMRS is a multi-institution, non-profit collaborative led by Regenstrief Institute, a world-renowned leader in medical informatics research, and Partners In Health, a Boston-based philanthropic organization.

Hospital information system

Bahmni is an easy to use, complete, open source Hospital Information System (HIS) and Electronic Medical Record (EMR). Bahmni aims to meet the needs of hospitals in low resource environments by leveraging a tapestry of existing open source products. The parent organization of Bahmni is ThoughtWorks.

data visualization platform

Tableau is an integrated business intelligence (BI) and analytics solution that helps to analyze key data elements and generate meaningful insights. Tableau helps to create a narrative story of the data analysis with interactive visualizations that can be shared with their audience.

About Us

Global Health Coalition is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation founded in Chicago, IL, USA
We have the moral imperative to even the playing field.

We’re a non-profit with a passion for problem-solving challenges in global health. Our organization was founded by a physician and we uniquely understand the value and constraints of healthcare organizations operating in emerging countries. Global Health Coalition integrates modern health technology into our world’s poorest communities in partnership with international health organizations using an end-to-end, data driven approach to improving healthcare delivery with the mission of enabling improved health outcomes. Global Health Coalition's core values are: global health sustainability, commitment to our partners, honesty in all things data, innovation in our solutions, and transparency of our organization.

  • needs assessments

    -Our partners and their communities
    -IT and energy infrastructure
    -Hospital and clinics

  • EHR configuration

    -Customized solution
    -Testing and validation
    -Deployment and go-live

  • health data analytics

    -Data visualization
    -Data dashboard creation
    -Data discovery and insights

  • software & hardware innovation

    -Community survey tools
    -Research study platforms
    -Solar powered EHR system

Advisory Board

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Devin Mehta, MD

Founder
Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology Fellow, Advocate Christ Medical Center and University of Illinois at Chicago
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Krzysztof Garbarz, DNP

Executive Director
Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner, PCC Community Wellness Center, Austin Family Health Center
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bobby bacci

Advisor
Founder and CEO, Prominence Advisors
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Selah Ben-Haim

Advisor
VP of Engineering, Prominence Advisors

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