Conceptualizing and Measuring Data Use: A Review of Assessments and Tools


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Author(s): Tara Nutley, Michelle Li

Year: 2018

Conceptualizing and Measuring Data Use: A Review of Assessments and Tools Abstract:

MEASURE Evaluation is at the forefront of developing guidance for the monitoring and measurement of data use―a key output of health information systems strengthening. This paper has the following purposes:

  • Expand on the Health Information System Strengthening Model (HISSM) definition and conceptualization of the use of data, especially for acting on and implementing decisions related to health system performance.
  • Describe activity areas to strengthen the demand for and use of data for decision making.
  • Summarize indicators to measure the process and outputs of data use.
  • Review tools to measure the dimensions of data use.

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