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The Global Digital Health Network envisions a world where technical innovation supports improved health and contributes to better quality, accessibility and sustainability of health services and health outcomes, particularly for underserved populations in low resource environments.
This Digital Health Resource Library houses three legacy collections previously maintained by the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project
Originally developed by the African Strategies for Health (ASH) Project, the mHealth Compendiums were six annual collections of detailed information about mHealth initiatives and programs.
mHealth Evidence was launched in 2012 to bring together the world’s literature on “mHealth” (broadly speaking, the application of mobile technologies to health service delivery).
mHealth Knowledge was a portal to hundreds of selected mHealth resources, arranged into eight categories: mHealth Alliance, Applications & Platforms, Communities of Practice, Capacity Building & Learning, Multimedia Content, Project Repositories, Tools & Guides, and Blogs & News.
MEASURE Evaluation’s mission is to contribute to better health for people living in low-income countries by assisting governments and health institutions to generate and use information to change what doesn’t work and to scale up what does.
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.
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.
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).
From 2014-2020, MEASURE Evaluation supported interventions to improve data-informed decision in a number of countries.
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.
From 2014-2020. MEASURE Evaluation supported more than 20 countries in implementing programs to improve health information systems.
The primary function of national health information systems (HIS) is to collect and analyze data to help providers and policymakers improve patient care, identify a population’s most important health needs, and decide how to address those needs.
Strong health information systems (HIS) can collect, analyze, and use high-quality, timely data to strengthen health service delivery. A functioning HIS gets the right information into the right hands at the right time, enabling policymakers, managers, and individual service providers to make informed choices about everything from patient care to national budgets. Despite a growing emphasis on strengthening HIS and measuring how information systems contribute to improved health outcomes, understanding is limited on what interventions will work to improve HIS in various stages of development.
MEASURE Evaluation’s Health Information System Strengthening Model (HISSM) articulates how country-level health information systems (HIS) in low- and middle-income countries are designed, developed, and implemented to support health systems and improve health outcomes over time.
In an effort to document what works to strengthen HIS, MEASURE Evaluation developed a validated, standard set of metrics and description of methods for use in HIS evaluation and strengthening.
To ensure the delivery of good-quality health services to the people who need them, the World Health Organization (WHO) promotes strengthening the six building blocks of a health system: (1) governance and policy; (2) service delivery; (3) human resources; (4) health commodities; (5) health financing; and (6) health information systems (HIS).