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Pandemic Control—ethical considerations
Mobilizing resources from governments and the private sector to quickly collect and analyze data on emerging diseases is essential, but health information systems are most helpful when they are well established before an emergency.
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Health information systems for program evaluation: How to connect the dots?
By Manish Kumar, MPH, MS, and Heidi W. Reynolds, PhD. Program evaluation and health information systems (HIS) are interconnected. It therefore is wise that those setting up HIS and people charged with conducting evaluations of health programs should be in touch with one another.
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How a Functional Health Information System Can Improve Program Evaluation
By Heidi Reynolds, PhD, MPH. A functional health information system (HIS) can improve program evaluation in two ways: one, by producing data that can be used for evaluations, and two, by making those data easily accessible.
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The Power of Small Grants: Research that Opens Minds
By Bridgit Adamou, MPH. Small grants help strengthen capacity for health research in low-income countries.
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A Smarter Way to Build Health Information Systems?
By Jim Thomas, PhD. As countries measure progress on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), they should prioritize data needed to improve healthcare for people.
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Informing Investments in Health Information Systems
By Heidi Reynolds, PhD. What interventions work to strengthen a country’s health information systems so they improve the functioning of the country’s overall health system and, at the same time, provide data that satisfy the need for donors to report on international goals?
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Health through Measurement: Countries Learn How by Listening to Each Other
By Jim Thomas, PhD. The Health Data Collaborative comes to Dhaka, Bangladesh. Read about the meeting.
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Using Technology to Boost Healthcare
By Sam Wambugu, MPH, PMP. In developing countries and communities, information communication technologies have increasingly become the central cog in economic and social development.
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Sounds like Digital Innovation
By Kimberly Best. I’m a videographer no larger than the size of a carry-on bag.
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Resilience: More than a quick fix
By Jim Thomas, PhD. While our feet are still wet from the wave of sustainability, a new wave has come our way bearing the name of resilience. Prompted in part by the challenges that West African governments experienced in responding to Ebola, the development community wants to see systems that can withstand the next shock.
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