A Health Information Systems Learning Agenda: The Questions and the Lessons

Join MEASURE Evaluation for a one-hour webinar focused on our Health Information System Learning Agenda


Join MEASURE Evaluation for a one-hour webinar focused on our Health Information System Learning Agenda. The webinar will take place December 6, 2018, at 9am EST and will be led by MEASURE Evaluation’s Emily Bobrow, Heidi Reynolds, Eva Silvestre, Ashley Strahley, and Liz Millar.

Strong health information systems (HIS) are the backbone of a strong health system, yet interventions to strengthen HIS have not previously been a topic for rigorous evaluation. Since 2013, MEASURE Evaluation has worked on HIS strengthening with more than 20 countries, providing ample opportunity to learn from our work. In Phase IV of our project, we set out to answer three questions around HIS strengthening:

During this webinar, we will discuss the answers to these questions and how we have systematically documented successes and lessons learned from USAID-supported investments in HIS strengthening.  We will discuss our work to inform the answers to these questions, including the HIS Strengthening Model, as well as the repository which houses evidence for HIS strengthening, our HIS Strengthening Resource Center.

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Webinar Speakers

Dr. Emily Bobrow, PhD, MPH, is a senior technical specialist for evaluation and learning with MEASURE Evaluation. Emily has almost 20 years of technical and programmatic experience in international public health, has designed and implemented numerous public health programs and implementation research studies, and has provided evidence to support practical interventions. Emily leads the MEASURE Evaluation Learning Agenda team. She is currently working on an evaluation of investments to strengthen HIS in Madagascar.

Dr. Heidi W. Reynolds, PhD, MPH, is the project director for a new project called Data for Impact (D4I), based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. D4I works to translate health data into actionable evidence and respond to information needs through the appropriate use of available data sources; enhanced analytics; innovative evaluation approaches; and improved presentation and communication of data. Building capacity of local partners to become direct recipients of USAID funds is central to the D4I objective. Dr. Reynolds also serves as the director for evaluation MEASURE Evaluation project and is faculty in the Department of Maternal and Child Health.

Dr. Eva Silvestre, PhD, MA, is a clinical assistant professor at Tulane University and is MEASURE Evaluation’s team leader. Eva has worked with a regional health bureau in Ethiopia to improve routine health information data quality and use. She is currently working on various health system strengthening activities with MEASURE Evaluation including developing HIS country profiles and an evaluation of HIS investments on HIV outcomes in Cote d’Ivoire. Together with Shannon Salentine, she led the development of the HIS strengthening model.

Ashley Strahley, MPH, is a monitoring and evaluation manager with MEASURE Evaluation. Ashley monitors and evaluates the implementation of the project’s health information system strengthening work and synthesizes learning to contribute to the evidence of what works to improve HIS performance. 

Liz Millar, MPH, is a research associate for learning and evaluation with MEASURE Evaluation. Liz manages MEASURE Evaluation’s health information systems (HIS) learning agenda and works to synthesize evidence for HIS strengthening from across the project. Liz has experience working to strengthen health systems and improve health data quality both domestically and internationally.

When Dec 06, 2018
from 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Where Webinar
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