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 in this community

  • A Synthesis Collection: How HIS Strengthening leads to improved health systems in five areas [5]

    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 [4]

    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 [8]

    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 [13]

    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 ...
  • HIS Assessment Tools [2]

    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 Data Use [3]

    From 2014-2020, MEASURE Evaluation supported interventions to improve data-informed decision in a number of countries.
  • HIS Infographics [2]

    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 ...
  • HIS Interoperability Maturity Toolkit [7]

    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 [11]

    From 2014-2020. MEASURE Evaluation supported more than 20 countries in implementing programs to improve health information systems.
  • HIS Learning Agenda [4]

    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 ...
  • HIS Stages of Continous Improvement [6]

    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, ...
  • HIS Strengthening Model [7]

    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 ...
  • Indicators on the status of an HIS [1]

    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.
  • Routine Health Information Systems Curriculum [8]

    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) ...

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