RHIS and Improving Health Care Quality: Use of RHIS to Strengthen Quality of Service Delivery - November 2009

RHINO Forume on the use of routine health information systems to strengthen quality of health services delivery, touching on topics that included the use of data for routine monitoring of quality as well as the role of data in supporting efforts to improve health systems.

Moderated by Rachel Jean Baptiste (University Research Co., LLC)

November 30 – December 4, 2009

Introduction

The last RHINO Forum in 2009 ran from November 30 – December 4. The discussion focused on the use of routine health information systems to strengthen quality of health services delivery, touching on topics that included the use of data for routine monitoring of quality as well as the role of data in supporting efforts to improve health systems. The Forum was broken down into five parts:  

Day 1: The use of RHIS to identify opportunities for improvement

Day 2: The role of RHIS in promoting the analysis of such opportunities for 

improvement 

Day 3: Using information learned from analyzing data from RHIS to develop possible solutions

Day 4: Improvement models for testing and implementing solutions

Day 5: The role of RHIS and quality improvement in strengthening health systems

Throughout the week, relevant resource materials were shared, all of which are included in the Appendices (1 – 10).    More than 200 people from 42 countries signed up to participate.  A list of participants is also included in Appendix 11.  Details of all of the discussions were collated and are included in Appendix 12. However, below is a summary of each day’s discussion.

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