Health Systems Assessment Approach (HSAA)

Author:Health Systems 20/20 (HS 20/20)
Description:The Health Systems Assessment Approach (HSAA) assesses a country's health system through seven modules, one of which focuses on HIS. Technical modules (including HIS) can be used, as needed, but should always be accompanied by the overview assessment. The purpose of the HIS module is to understand the capacity of the country's HIS to produce reliable information for decision makers. The assessment does not review, interpret, or analyze the health statistics of data; rather, it looks at how the system functions. The HSAA is flexible and can be applied by a variety of audiences, including government organizations and international donors.
      Assessment Purpose
    • Comprehensive assessment to inform national-level planning
    • 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
      Primary Data Collection Method
    • Mixed methods
      Other Criteria
    • Considers context
    • Considers gender
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