RHIS Rapid Assessment Tool

Author:MEASURE Evaluation, World Health Organization (WHO)
Description:The RHIS Rapid Assessment Tool can be implemented as a stand-alone assessment tool or as part of a larger performance assessment (such as the PRISM Framework). As the name suggests, the RHIS Rapid Assessment Tool provides rapid assessment to identify gaps and facilitate planning. Local information systems are judged against global best practices. Implementation of the tool does not require special skills; ideally it will be administered by RHIS staff with knowledge of the local health system. The tool includes an Implementation Guide and two Excel workbooks for data entry and analysis. Results from this tool are not meant to be comparable across regions or countries.
      Assessment Purpose
    • Comprehensive assessment to inform national-level planning
    • Routine monitoring
    • Ad hoc or targeted assessment
      Health System Level
    • National
    • Subnational
      Assessment Areas
    • HIS governance and leadership
    • HIS management
    • Data sources
    • Data management
    • Information products and dissemination
    • Data quality
    • Data use
      Primary Data Collection Method
    • Qualitative
      Other Criteria
    • Considers context
    • Considers gender
    • Excel-based tool
    • Rapid assessment (can be completed in 1-2 days)
    • Specific to routine data sources
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