India: HIS Indicators


MEASURE Evaluation is compiling the country profiles on this site for 30 HIS indicators. As of February 2018, MEASURE Evaluation had located the following indicators for India. Indicator definitions can be found here:

Please check back in this Resource Center as we continue to expand the indicators of HIS strengthening, or click here to provide comments and suggestions. 





1. National health strategy

Current (2012–2017)

Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012–2017) Social Sectors Volume III

2. Health sector M&E plan

Available (partially)

Available for maternal and child health sector

MCH Tracking System

M&E System

3. HIS policy




4. HIS strategic plan




5. Country has set of core health indicators

Available (2015)

Results Framework Document (RFD) for Department of Health and Welfare (2014–2015)

6. National HIS coordinating body

Not yet available (2017)

Formation of the National Digital Health Authority (NDHA) can be found on page 28 of the National Health Policy (2017)

MOHFW link

National eHealth Authority

7. Country has master facility list

Not completed

Can be found on page 23 under the section “Master Facility List” of the Meta Data and Data Standards for Health Domain Part I document.

8. Conducted HMN assessment

Not completed


9. Population census within the last 10 years

Yes (2011)


10. Availability of national health surveys 

MICS2 (2000)

DHS (2005–2006)

DHS 2015–2016 ongoing

DHS link

11. Completeness of vital registration (births and deaths)

Incomplete – 21.0% for live births and 6.7% for deaths


12. Country has electronic system for aggregating routine facility and/or community service data

Yes, nationally



13. Country has national statistics office



14. National health statistics report (annual)

Current (2015–2016)

Found HMIS report on MOH site titled “Annual Report of Department of Health & Family Welfare for the year of 2015–2016.”

15. Country has website for health statistics with latest data available

Yes, updated and has recent health report




16. DQA conducted on prioritized indicators aligned with most recent health sector strategy




17. PRISM assessment conducted in any regions/districts

Not conducted

Country is not listed at link.

18. Percentage of facilities represented in HMIS information




19. Proportion (facility, district, national) offices using data for setting targets and monitoring




20. Measles coverage reported to WHO/UNICEF

WHO/UNICEF estimate = 88; Official government estimate = 88

See page 8 of WHO/UNICEF estimates of immunization coverage: 2016 revision

21. Number of institutional deliveries available by district, and published within 12 months of preceding year

Available (2016)

88.8% to the total annual reported deliveries; 69.2% to total reported deliveries

Link for all reports including national:

Can be found on page 3 of the State Fact Sheet 2014 – 2015 & 2015 – 2016 (All India)




22. Existence of policies, laws, and regulations mandating public and private health facilities/ providers to report indicators determined by the national HIS




23. Availability of standards/guidelines for RHIS data collection, reporting, and analysis

Available (partially)

Electronic Health Records for India

HMIS Data Entry Application Features

Meta Data and Data Standards for Health Domain

24.Presence of procedures to verify the quality of data (accuracy, completeness, timeliness) reported




25.RHIS data collection forms allow for disaggregation by gender

Not available (2008)

Health Management Information Systems Formats

26. At least one national health account completed in last 5 years

Available (2014)

National Health Accounts Estimates for India 2013-14

27. National database with health workers by district and main cadres updated within last 2 years




28. Annual data on availability of tracer medicines and commodities in public and private health facilities




29. e-health strategy



30. Completeness of disease surveillance reporting