Health Information Systems

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Author(s): MEASURE Evaluation

Year: 2016

Health Information Systems Abstract:

Strong health systems are central to achieving better health outcomes, and strong health information systems (HIS) are the backbone of strong health systems. A properly functioning HIS gets the right information into the right hands at the right time, enabling policymakers, managers, and individual service providers to make informed choices about everything from patient care to national budgets. Strong health information systems support greater transparency and accountability by increasing access to information. Unfortunately, many low and middle-income countries (LMICs) have a long way to go to achieve these goals.

MEASURE Evaluation works with global, national, and local partners to strengthen HIS. Dedicated to achieving sustainable improvements in health system performance and health outcomes, the project builds capacity to generate, manage, and use health information both at national and subnational levels. MEASURE Evaluation seeks to foster greater ownership and accountability for HIS, and promotes the use of data for decision making.

Filed under: capability statement , Health Information Systems