Norway develops digital COVID-19 tracking system

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Oslo has developed a digital data package, which functions as a monitoring system that can be used to track and detect infections of COVID-19 and with whom these people have been in contact. The system, called Health Information Systems Program (HISP), is developed according to standards as presented by the World Health Organization (WHO) and funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, among others.

The University of Oslo's DHIS2 software platform, developed in 1994, has become a standard for health information in low-income countries. The platform can be used to monitor malaria and vaccine programs, for example, and serves as a tool for health departments in 68 countries and covers a population of 2.4 billion people. It’s based on open-source mobile networks and mobile devices.

News article – Bistandsaktuelt (in Norwegian)