Updated Dec 19, 2018

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Tupaia

Part of Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Free and open-source health data aggregation, analysis and visualisation platform, combining data from mSupply, DHIS2, Tupaia MediTrak and elsewhere. Used for supply chain strengthening, disaster response, service provision and disease surveillance.

www.Tupaia.org
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Michael Nunan

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Stage 5: Scaling

Tupaia is now live in 6 countries, with aggregated data available from every single health facility in Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Tonga, Tokelau and Cook Islands. Functionality includes real-time overlays of data from DHIS2 and mSupply.

Registered as a Profit in Australia.

Focus Areas:

Health, Transport & Supply Chains and Technology

Health, Transport & Supply Chains and TechnologySEE LESS

Implemented In:

Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste and 2 MoreSEE ALL

Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tonga and VanuatuSEE LESS

5
Countries Implemented In
10
Employee
$3,200,000
Funds Raised to Date

Problem

Equipping rural health facilities across the Pacific with adequate life-saving medical supplies and improving services is a complex challenge in a demanding environment. Pacific leaders in healthcare have moved to adopt digital technology and have made good progress - but systems for HIS, stock management and clinic surveys are still typically siloed and data is difficult to aggregate and analyse in real-time. This makes data hard to use for decision makers, especially when needed rapidly.

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Solution

Tupaia is a free and open-source data aggregation, analysis and visualisation platform that syncs data from multiple sources (including mSupply and DHIS2) in real-time and makes it available in customized views to decision-makers. These decision-makers range from district managers to senior ministry staff and multilateral donors. Tupaia can be used fro health supply chain strengthening, disaster response, improving service provision, disease surveillance and tracking immunization coverage.

Target Beneficiaries

Our beneficiaries broadly include all patients of primary healthcare facilities in our partner countries. These may include mothers and children seeking immunizations, victims of disasters or anybody seeking basic healthcare.

Mission and Vision

We hope to tangibly breakdown health data siloes and create a world-leading platform for mapping health systems in low and middle-income countries.

Innovation Description

Tupaia uses REST APIs to pull data from mSupply, DHIS2 and our own data collection app (Tupaia MediTrak, available across Android and iOS) and presents the data in real-time in custmized dashboards and map overlays to a variety of user groups. The data is aggregated onto a single, cloud-based database (DHIS2 instance) and run through a configuration server, before being presented at www.tupaia.org- permissionsare role-basedand location-based,meaningcustomized,meaningful viewscanbepresentedtodifferentusers,depending on their needs.

Competitive Advantage

- All our databases use sync (benefiting also from a partnership with mSupply, which now uses sync across all its platforms)
- Our partnership with mSupply has also allowed us to release mSupply Mobile open-source - we are the only real-time integration of mSupply and DHIS2 in the world
- Data aggregation, analysis and visualisation is presented in real-time. Duplication of data entry or export/import is not necessary
- The entire platform is available free and open-source
- We use REST APIs, so the system is highly scalable and interoperable with almost any other system
- Our designs have undergone extensive UAT and the interface is world-leading - our team leads each have over 10 years' experience in the field and have been able to apply that experience to designing useful interfaces and dashboard tools.

Planned Goals and Milestones

- Expanded Disaster Response functionality
- Regional disease surveillance in real-time
- Integrations with environmental health data
- Tracking medicines quality across the region
- Pharmacovigilance
Funding Goal5,000,000
New Implemented CountriesFiji, Samoa, Nauru, Philippines, Laos, Myanmar
RecruitProject manager (Asia-Pacific Region), Business Development Officer
New Feature- Expanded Disaster Response functionality - Regional disease surveillance in real-time - Integrations with environmental health data - Tracking medicines quality across the region - Pharmacovigilance

Milestones

Dec 2018
Oct 2018
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
Commonwealth Digital Health Awards - Winner
Jul 2018
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
Australian Public Sector Innovation Awards - Winner, Digital Category
Mar 2017
Funds RaisedVERIFIED
$1,383,433
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tonga and Vanuatu