Guide to a Team Approach to Building Capacity for Health Information Management

Author:MEASURE Evaluation
Description:The guide begins with a discussion of the purpose of an HIS, the desired attributes of a fully functional HIS, and how this compares with the HIS of a typical developing country. It then describes how a facility or a health office can effectively manage and use an HIS. Tools and references with illustrative examples are provided in the appendixes. The resource also includes a self-assessment of HIS capacity.
      Assessment Purpose
    • Ad hoc or targeted assessment
      Health System Level
    • Subnational
    • Facility or community
      Assessment Areas
    • HIS governance and leadership
    • HIS management
    • Data management
    • Information products and dissemination
    • Data use
      Primary Data Collection Method
    • Mixed methods
      Other Criteria
    • Considers context
    • Considers gender
    • Includes action plan template
    • Rapid assessment (can be completed in 1-2 days)
    • Measures capacity
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