Using RShiny as a supplement to DHIS2 for Advanced Data Analytics

This application uses Shiny as an R package to enhance the analytical capability of the DHIS2 platform by providing more explorative and comparative analytics. The application provides more granular insights, making complex data approachable through various visuals and pivot tables. It supports offline analysis, geographical insights, custom calculations, and data integrity checks, offering a comprehensive tool for in-depth analysis and trend monitoring over time.

The process involves collecting data from multiple sources, performing backend calculations, and visualizing data using the RShiny app. Despite the challenges of handling large datasets and complex calculations, especially for larger countries, the implementation of efficient caching mechanisms is highlighted as crucial for smooth data loading and presentation. This tool aims to provide a single location for easy data analysis and comprehensive reporting.

Primary Author: Christian Onyango