Journal Articles and Reports

A number of documents and voices in the health information system (HIS) strengthening field have informed MEASURE Evaluation’s work. The following are key resources in HIS strengthening. Please contact us to suggest additions to this list.

AbouZahr, C. (2013). Assessing and monitoring the performance of health information systems: Metrics and models. Health Information Systems Knowledge Hub Working Paper 29. Herston, Australia: Health Information Systems Knowledge Hub, University of Queensland. Retrieved from: https://hingx.org/Share/Attachment/2391?fileName=WP29_health%20information%20systems_web2.pdf

Barbazza, E. & Tello, J. E. (2014). A review of health governance: Definitions, dimensions, and tools to govern. Health Policy, 161(1), 1–11. Retrieved from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24485914

Chetley, A. (2006). Improving health, connecting people: The role of ICTs in the health sector of developing countries: A framework paper. Working paper No. 7. Washington, DC: World Bank, Information for Development Program (infoDev).  Retrieved from: http://www.infodev.org/en/Document.84.pdf

Health Metrics Network. (2007). Strengthening country health information systems: Assessment and monitoring tool. Version 2.0. Geneva, Switzerland: Health Metrics Network, World Health Organization.

Health Metrics Network. (2008). Framework and standards for country health information systems, 2nd edition. Geneva, Switzerland: Health Metrics Network, World Health Organization

Health Metrics Network. (2009). Guidance for the health information systems (HIS) strategic planning process: Steps, tools and templates for HIS systems design and strategic planning, Version 6. Geneva, Switzerland: Health Metrics Network, World Health Organization

World Health Organization. (2007). Everybody’s business: Strengthening health systems to improve health outcomes; framework for action. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/healthsystems/strategy/en/

Lippeveld, T., Sauerborn, R., & Bodart, C. (2000). Design and implementation of health information systems. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization. Retrieved from: http://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/42289

MEASURE Evaluation. (2015). Health information systems. Chapel Hill, NC: MEASURE Evaluation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Available at http://www.measureevaluation.org/our-work/health-information-systems

World Health Organization. (2007). Everybody’s business: Strengthening health systems to improve health outcomes; framework for action. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/healthsystems/strategy/en/

World Health Organization. (2009). Systems thinking for health systems strengthening. Geneva: World Health Organization. Retreived from: http://www.who.int/alliance-hpsr/resources/9789241563895/en/

Regional Committee for Europe 66th Session. (2016). Action plan to strengthen the use of evidence, information and research for policy-making in the WHO European Region from the European Health Information Initiative. Retrieved from: http://www.euro.who.int/en/about-us/governance/regional-committee-for-europe/past-sessions/66th-session/documentation/working-documents/eurrc6612-action-plan-to-strengthen-the-use-of-evidence,-information-and-research-for-policy-making-in-the-who-european-region

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