HIS Assessment Tool, Health Metrics Network

Author:World Health Organization
Description:The Health Metrics Network's framework and associated Health Information System Assessment Tool lay out the core elements of a country HIS. The tools do not formally assess the performance of health facilities' data reporting (facilities and reported data are not formally assessed), but are designed to give stakeholders an understanding of their HIS, identify strengths and weaknesses, build consensus, and identify priority areas for improvement. The assessment tool can be used to establish a baseline, monitor progress, and evaluate targeted interventions.
      Assessment Purpose
    • Comprehensive assessment to inform national-level planning
    • Routine monitoring
    • Ad hoc or targeted assessment
      Health System Level
    • National
      Assessment Areas
    • HIS governance and leadership
    • HIS management
    • Data sources
    • Data management
    • Information products and dissemination
    • Data quality
      Primary Data Collection Method
    • Mixed methods
      Other Criteria
    • Considers gender
    • Excel-based tool
    • Time intensive
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