Standard Operating Procedures for the Health Management Information System: Data Management Procedures Manual I


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Author(s): MEASURE Evaluation

Year: 2020


MEASURE Evaluation. (2020). Standard Operating Procedures for the Health Management Information System: Data Management Procedures Manual I. Chapel Hill, NC, USA: MEASURE Evaluation, University of North Carolina
Standard Operating Procedures for the Health Management Information System: Data Management Procedures Manual I Abstract:

A health management information system (HMIS) is a routine, integrated system for the collection, collation, analysis, presentation, dissemination, and use of relevant health‐related information. It covers other health information system (HIS) sub‐systems, such as the human resources information system, administrative records, integrated disease surveillance and response, the logistics management information system, registration of births and deaths, population‐based information systems, and research‑generated health information. It is designed for use at the community and health facility levels, and by district health management teams, local councils, civil society organizations, partners, and the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS) for planning, allocating resources, and managing and evaluating the healthcare delivery system.

The Data Management Procedures Manual, within the context of the HIS, is a written description of the management practices required for effective coordination, monitoring, and supervision of the HIS, as well as the procedures required to address issues relating to data collection, quality, and accessibility. The Data Management Procedures Manual should therefore accurately reflect good information management practices, be sufficiently practical, and be usable in the HIS sub‐system. Good HIS management practices relate to general aspects of HIS management functions, including the following: data collection, compilation, analysis, storage, and processing; records storage; handling of urgent data requests and needs; and management of the devices, tools, and appliances used to manage the data.

The goal of the Standard Operating Procedures for HMIS: Data Management Procedures Manual is to provide a standardized system of data management practices for the MOHS and its partners, with the view of reaching maximum data accuracy, correctness, completeness, integrity, and reproducibility in the HMIS in Sierra Leone. The application of the Data Management Procedures Manual requires effective coordination and oversight at all levels.

Access the related Standard Operating Procedures for the Health Facility Registers and Summary Forms: Data Management Procedures Manual II.