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Centralizing Evidence: Health Information Systems Strengthening Resource Center

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Webinar presentation by MEASURE Evaluation's Heidi Reynolds, Shannon Salentine, Eva Silvestre, Liz Millar, and Emily Bobrow.

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Centralizing Evidence: Health Information Systems Strengthening Resource Center

  1. 1. Centralizing Evidence Health Information Systems Strengthening Resource Center Heidi Reynolds, Shannon Salentine, Eva Silvestre, Emily Bobrow, & Liz Millar MEASURE Evaluation September 6, 2017 HIS Strengthening Resource Center Webinar
  2. 2. Webinar Purpose • Overview of Health Information Systems (HIS) Strengthening Resource Center • Describe content • HIS Strengthening Model • HIS Country Profiles • HIS Assessment Tool Database • Other resources
  3. 3. Context Source: USAID’s Vision for Health System Strengthening 2015–2019 Six functional areas of the health system
  4. 4. Context Health system strengthening core functions Source: USAID’s Vision for Health System Strengthening 2015–2019
  5. 5. Context • Answer key questions about investments in HIS MEASURE Evaluation is working to • Identify evidence-based packages of HIS interventions • Build the evidence base of what works to strengthen HIS
  6. 6. HIS Strengthening Resource Center
  7. 7. HIS Strengthening Model (HISSM) Objectives: 1. Promote HIS as an essential function of a health system 2. Define HIS strengthening 3. Measure HIS performance 4. Monitor and evaluate HIS interventions
  8. 8. The foundation for planning, implementing, and maintaining the HIS • Legislation • Partnership and coalition building • Policies and standards • System champions • Financing • Human resources • Capacity building and training • Information management • Infrastructure development
  9. 9. Operationalizing the HIS through data- • Collection • Cleaning • Processing • Management • Analysis • Packaging • Dissemination
  10. 10. Produce high-quality data used for decision making • Data quality • Systematic and institutionalized data use
  11. 11. HIS provide data to inform: • National health sector needs • Global health initiatives and agendas
  12. 12. Key Uses of the The HISSM is currently being used by MEASURE Evaluation advisors and country HIS management teams to: 1. Standardize terminology and key messages related to HIS strengthening 2. Conceptualize causal frameworks for specific interventions across the HIS 3. Measure, synthesize, and communicate HIS strengthening outcomes Health Information System Strengthening Model
  13. 13. More Resources on the HISSM
  14. 14. The Learning Agenda • HIS strengthening package of interventions • Evidence of effective strengthening approaches
  15. 15. Conclusion
  16. 16. Questions?
  17. 17. This presentation was produced with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under the terms of MEASURE Evaluation cooperative agreement AID-OAA-L-14-00004. MEASURE Evaluation is implemented by the Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in partnership with ICF International; John Snow, Inc.; Management Sciences for Health; Palladium; and Tulane University. Views expressed are not necessarily those of USAID or the United States government. www.measureevaluation.org

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