Akumengwa Neba N.
Department of Public Health an Hygiene
Health Information System
(HIS): Its Importance and Components
Importance of HIS
Components of HIS
Assessment of HIS
Improve participant’s knowledge on health information system.
Слайд 6General objective
To highlight different aspects of a health information system
define terms related to health information systems.
To outline the importance of a health information system
To identify the various components of a health information system
To describe the how a health information system is assessed
Provide specific information support to the decision-making process at each
level of an organization (Winter, A. 2010)
Health Information System (HIS)
An information processing and storing subsystem of a health care organization.(Ibid)
May be a single institution(a hospital) or a group of health care institutions (health care network)
Слайд 8Importance of a Health Information System
Produces information needed by
Patients, communities, service
managers, policy-makers, providers of funds, global agencies and organizations
Information used for
Better management, assess coverage and quality of services; costs and expenditures.
Detect and control emerging and endemic health problems
Monitor progress towards health goals; and promote equity.
Слайд 9Importance of a Health Information System
Strengthen the evidence base for effective
Improve management related to mobilizing new resources and ensure accountability of their use.
Слайд 10Components of a HIS
Слайд 11Components of a HIS cont….
Legislative, regulatory and planning frameworks
logistics support, and ICTs.
Determinants of health; health system inputs, outputs and outcomes.
Censuses, civil registration and population surveys
Individual records, service records and resource records
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Data collection, storage, quality-assurance and flow,
processing, compilation and analysis
Data transformed into information for evidence and knowledge to shape health action
Dissemination and use
Making information readily accessible to decision-makers
Слайд 13Assessment of a HIS
Health Metrics Network tool
Use to assess components
of HIS on a scale of 0-100%
25-49%= present but not adequate
75-100%= highly adequate
(WHO; HMN framework 2005)
Слайд 14Assessment of HIS cont….
Assessment outcome 2007 places HIS at 45%
Personnel with inadequate knowledge on HIS.
Untimely and failure to report data
Better and stronger HIS can resolved inadequacies in health systems.
of the importance and components of a HIS is a prerequisite to all those involved with its activities
Self -assessment of HIS is necessary for its strengthening and use for better decisions and better health.
Sensitization of stakeholders involved with the HIS on its importance
Assignment of skilled personnel to the HIS unit accompanied by better remuneration
The dissemination and use of information from the system for decision-making.
More emphasis on electronic than paper-based data reporting
Winter A. Haux R. Ammenwerth E. Brigl B. Hellrung N. Jahn
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Health Metrics Network. Version 4.00. Framework and standards for country health information systems: Assessing national HIS information dissemination and use. Geneva, World Health Organization: 2008.
Lippeveld, Theo, R. Sauerborn, and C. Bodart. Design and Implementation of Health Information Systems. Health Information System Module. Geneva: WHO. 2000.
World Health Organisation. Components of a strong health information system. A guide to the health metrics network framework. Geneva, World Health Organization: 2008
Слайд 18I HOPE THIS WAS INFORMATIVE
THANKS FOR YOUR KIND ATTENTION