PRISM Tools for Community Health Information Systems


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Author(s): Tariq Azim, Jeanne Chauffour, Upama Khatri

Year: 2018

PRISM Tools for Community Health Information Systems Abstract:

MEASURE Evaluation 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 a rountine health information system (RHIS), in making evidence-based decisions, and in identifying gaps in an RHIS so they can be addressed and the system can be improved. 

This resource, PRISM Tools for Community Health Information Systems (PRISM Tools for CHIS), is an adaptation of the PRISM conceptual framework and its associated tools for designing, strengthening, and evaluating RHIS performance.

The PRISM conceptual framework emphasizes strengthening RHIS performance through better data quality and improved information use. PRISM broadens the analysis of RHIS performance to include three categories of determinants: behavioral determinants, technical determinants, and organizational determinants.

The PRISM framework is as applicable to a community health information system (CHIS) as it is to a national one. PRISM Tools for CHIS is an adaptation of the PRISM Tools specifically intended for evaluating the performance of a CHIS.

The resource is also available as a downloadable Word file. Access additional PRISM resources.

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