A Comprehensive, Integrated HMIS, spanning all levels of a health service is a KEY component of a modern health system, integrated to the effective and efficient management of coordination of resources.
Common thread is for quality information to drive and support processes in the management of resources .
Necessity of sound information system as a support to various development activities
Appropriate decision making and program planning is not possible without establishing a sound HMIS and nationwide organizational set up is a must to procure essential health information to support local management of healthcare and effective decentralization of the activities
Policy identify many gross deficiencies of the existing healthcare scenario, proposes a substantial changes. Justification provided for the new policy are convincing and attempt to accelerate achievement for the set public health goals
Health tourism will drain the trained manpower to private sector and will encourage privatization in absence of regulation on private sector for encouragement could be dangerous for the public health. However, policy proposes regulation of the private sector but how and when is not described in detail. Private expenditure is already more in India as compare to other countries in the world.
The vision of a new HMIS is that it should be simple to operate & valuable to health staff.
The system is designed in such a way that health workers who collect the information must be able to use it also. The forms & formats developed should not be too many, bulky and complicated so as to avoid the temptation of not filling them.