MEASURE Evaluation

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.


Collections of this Community

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  • A Synthesis Collection: How HIS Strengthening leads to improved health systems in five areas
    The purpose of a health information system (HIS) is to get data into the hands of decision makers at all levels of the health system to improve the availability and quality of care.
  • Evaluation of HIS interventions in targeted countries
    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).
  • Gender and HIS
    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.
  • HIS as a Source of HIV data
    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.
  • HIS Assessment Tools
    This spreadsheet was created to catalog and serve as a guide to several tools that serve to assess different aspects of health information systems (HIS).
  • HIS Country Profile Indicators
  • HIS Data Use
    From 2014-2020, MEASURE Evaluation supported interventions to improve data-informed decision in a number of countries.
  • HIS Infographics
    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.
  • HIS Interoperability Maturity Toolkit
    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.
  • HIS Interventions
    From 2014-2020. MEASURE Evaluation supported more than 20 countries in implementing programs to improve health information systems.