Performance of Routine Information System Management (PRISM) User's Kit: Using SurveyCTO to Collect and Enter PRISM Assessment Data


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Author(s): MEASURE Evaluation

Year: 2018


MEASURE Evaluation. (2018). Performance of Routine Information System Management (PRISM) User's Kit: Using SurveyCTO to Collect and Enter PRISM Assessment Data. Chapel Hill, NC, USA: MEASURE Evaluation, University of North Carolina.
Performance of Routine Information System Management (PRISM) User's Kit: Using SurveyCTO to Collect and Enter PRISM Assessment Data Abstract:

One of the mandates of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-supported MEASURE Evaluation project is to strengthen the collection, analysis, and use of routine health information system (RHIS) data for the delivery of high-quality health services. We developed the Performance of Routine Information System Management (PRISM) Framework and suite of tools in 2011 for global use in assessing the reliability and timeliness of an RHIS, in making evidence-based decisions, and in identifying gaps in an RHIS so they can be addressed and the system can be improved.

With USAID’s support, we have revised the PRISM Tools and developed other elements, based on the PRISM Framework, to create a broad array of materials: the “PRISM Series,” available here: https://www.measureevaluation.org/prism. This new, comprehensive PRISM Series is useful for designing, strengthening, and evaluating RHIS performance and developing a plan to put the results of a PRISM assessment into action.

To support the use of the PRISM Tools, we have developed a User’s Kit, which consists of three manuals in addition to this one:

The User’s Kit guides all aspects of a PRISM assessment.

The data entry function for PRISM has been developed in Version 2.41 of SurveyCTO (2018). SurveyCTO is a software platform based on Open Data Kit (ODK) with enhanced functionality for designing forms, collecting data, monitoring data quality, analyzing data, and more. Its security features include transport encryption, device-side and server-side data redundancy, support for easy survey data encryption with a user-defined public/private key pair, and the option for unencrypted data to be restricted to cold room computers (computers totally disconnected from the Internet and all other networks). This manual—the second in the series—provides guidance for new and returning users of SurveyCTO interested in using the software for a PRISM assessment.

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