This collection of the Digital Square Resource Library contains a collection of health information systems (HIS) strengthening tools and resources that were produced by the USAID-funded MEASURE Evaluation Project. From 2014–2020, MEASURE Evaluation, Phase IV, worked to improve the capacity of low- and middle-income countries to generate and use high-quality health information to make evidence-informed, strategic decisions at local, regional, and national levels. These resources also are available on the MEASURE Evaluation HIS Strengthening Resource Center, which will become static in March 2020.
MEASURE Evaluation was led by the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), with a consortium comprising five health system expert organizations: ICF International, John Snow, Inc., Management Sciences for Health, Palladium, and Tulane University.
MEASURE Evaluation Phase IV implemented several studies during Phase IV of the project (2014-2020) to document the factors and conditions for improving HIS performance (defined as data quality and data use).
Efforts to contain and respond to emerging infectious diseases often divert resources away from routine health services, disproportionately impacting women who seek contraceptives, or maternal health and postnatal care.
Health information systems (HIS) are important tools in combatting the HIV epidemic, from the individual to the population level. Electronic health records contain individual patient information that helps clinicians provide high-quality care and can improve continuity of care across services and institutions.
Health systems rely on health data so policy makers can understand what health issues people are facing in a given country, what health programs are working, what resources are available, and what changes should be made to optimize health.
This toolkit identifies major components of interoperability for HIS and lays out a path to meet goals in leadership and governance, human resources, and information technology to support digital health.