Health Information Systems Stages of Continuous Improvement Assessment Tool (SoCI)

Author:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, MEASURE Evaluation, Health Data Collaborative
Description:This toolkit responds to the research question: What are the stages of HIS development in the context of low and middle income-countries? The toolkit facilitates: 1) the identification of HIS components and subcomponents; 2) assessment of HIS status; and 3) the creation of an HIS improvement plan in relation to the future HIS improvement goals. The toolkit includes a measurement scale, data collection tool, and a user guide. The scale outlines key components and sub-components of HIS improvement. It defines attributes of each sub-component on a five-point scale. The version currently available is the draft version first developed by MEASURE Evaluation; a new version is under development in a joint undertaking by the CDC, MEASURE Evaluation, and the HDC's Digital Health and Interoperability Working Group. Check back in 2018 for updates.
      Assessment Purpose
    • Comprehensive assessment to inform national-level planning
      Health System Level
    • National
      Assessment Areas
    • HIS governance and leadership
    • HIS management
    • Data sources
    • Data management
    • Information products and dissemination
      Primary Data Collection Method
    • Quantitative
      Other Criteria
    • Considers context
    • Includes action plan template
    • Excel-based tool
    • Rapid assessment (can be completed in 1-2 days)
    • Measures capacity
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