New Assessment Tools Available
PRISM Tools for Assessing, Monitoring, and Evaluating RHIS Performance
Aqil A, Lippeveld T.
The Performance of Routine Information System Management (PRISM) framework and its tools assess performance, identify technical, behavioral and organizational factors that affect routine health information systems, aid in designing priority interventions to improve performance, and improve quality and use of routine health data.
The Quick Poverty Score (QPS) is a simple, easy-to-use tool that health service programs can use to assess the prevalence of poverty among their clients. Using three components, QPS provides a snapshot of uptake of program services by those living below the national poverty line, below U.S. $2 per day, and below U.S. $1 per day. Country-specific user's guides explain how to apply QPS and interpret outputs in 10 countries, with Microsoft Excel spreadsheets for each country (Spanish translations are available for Honduras and Guatemala).