Health Information System Strengthening Model: Information Generation

The information generation area of the Health Information System Strengthening Model (HISSM) encompasses the entire process of collecting, cleaning, processing, managing, and analyzing health and health-related data from a variety of sources, as well as the creation and distribution of health information products.

This area of the Health Information System Strengthening Model (HISSM) encompasses the collection, cleaning, processing, managing, and analysis of health data from a variety of sources and the creation and distribution of health information products.

Subareas here are data sources, data management, and information products and dissemination, with example interventions listed below.

 

                 

Area

Subareas

Examples

Information generation

Data sources

Population-based data systems: census, population surveys, facility surveys, and civil registration and vital events.

 

Institution-based data systems: individual records, service records, human resources and information, logistics management information systems and health facility census and surveys

 

Mixed-data sources: public health surveillance information systems and national health accounts

Data management

Standard operating procedures, data management guidance

Data quality assurance practices, data quality assessments, and data ethics procedures

Development and production of data collection tools

Supportive supervision procedures

Information products and dissemination

Routine reports, bulletins, data briefs, stakeholder dissemination meetings, and feedback mechanisms (dashboards and scorecards)

Nonroutine reports; websites and social media, and other publications

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