Social Networks for Data Use

Join MEASURE Evaluation December 8 at 9:00am EST for a webinar on social networks for data use.

How can we leverage a world of connections to improve the collection, quality, and review of data for decision making?

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Join MEASURE Evaluation December 8 at 9:00am EST for a one-hour webinar on social networks for data use.

With increasing investments in health information systems, health data are increasingly available to meet decision-making needs. However, to be considered in the decision-making process, data must be of high quality and subsequently analyzed, synthesized, interpreted, and reviewed. These activities require communication and feedback between health workers and their supervisors, data users and data producers, and across and between levels of a health system. This is a challenge in resource-limited settings. Social networks, which are defined as online or mobile platforms that allow people to build a network of connections with others, are increasingly being used as a low-cost mechanism for multidirectional collaborative communication and problem solving. 

This webinar will discuss an investigation by MEASURE Evaluation into how social network platforms can be used to improve the collection, quality, review, and interpretation of data for decision making. Examples from two social network experiences will be presented: the use of WhatsApp in the Better Immunization Data Initiative in Tanzania and the use of DHIS 2 interpretation feeds in Population Services International’s global management information system. The panel will explore best practices, challenges, and lessons learned for harnessing social networks to facilitate data-informed decision making. 

Register to attend the webinar.


Michelle Li is a data use specialist with MEASURE Evaluation.

Daines Mgidange is a change management associate with PATH, working with the Better Immunization Data (BID) Initiative in Tanzania. 

Sarah Romorini is a senior program manager on the Global Business Systems team with Population Services International.   

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When Dec 08, 2017
from 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Where Webinar
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