Presentation on theme: "Importance of Health Information Systems Information explosion during 1990s It is estimated that in the next 50 years, the amount of knowledge currently."— Presentation transcript:
Information explosion during 1990s It is estimated that in the next 50 years, the amount of knowledge currently generated only represent 3% of the total knowledge during that time assuming that current information growth rate prevails
Evidence broad spectrum of forms in health sector Raw data, statistics, indicators from various sources (population based and institutional based) and socio-economic sectors, Government and private entity official reports, Research and operational research, Systematic research review, Expert opinions and knowledge, Cost assessment, financial reports and budget review, Programmes and policies evaluations, Internet websites, Media products: e.g. articles, inquiry, others.
Emphasis on targets and monitoring Epidemic of indicators: Hundreds of indicators on input, process and output Performance based disbursement Data quality standards (Investment in improving data collection if standards are not met – GAVI) HIV/AIDS in developing countries, especially Africa PEPFAR – investment in data collection, household surveys with biomarkers and facility surveys Global Fund – strengthen health information systems in general Financial information: cost estimates (Millennium Project, etc.), projections of lives saved, deaths averted 1 DEMAND
Rationales to invest in health information Patient management:- personal, diagnostic, treatment or service, expenses, disease, pharmaceuticals information etc, outcome of treatment Health system management:- resources distribution & utilization information (personnel, finance, facilities, materials), service utilization statistics for program, health profiles of target population, performance measurements, health impact.
Uses of information To assist policy formulation – Situational analysis and problem identification and proposed solutions. To evaluate & monitor various dimensions of overall health system – Focus at health gain, equity, better resources utilization, social security, quality care and value for money. For health surveillance – Monitor and control of disease outbreaks. To empower people – Ensure people can choose the right service and obtain good care.
Major characteristics of care information Continuity of care. Integration for more efficient use of resources. Rational care for compliance to standard diagnosis & treatment guidelines. Legal & regulatory framework to ensure quality service. Community profiles Rising expectation of Clients
Where should investment be targeted More efficient use of resources to ensure an acceptable level of quality care Improve the timeliness & reliability of information Improved policy formulation focussing on priority problems Cost saving by reducing duplication in work process Increase intervention effectiveness View information as resources & stimulate better health measurements
Are you convinced that Information/evidence can help to improve health system management? Information can address package of interventions such as : coverage/accessibility, quality of care, efficient use of resources etc Information needs a connection to reality Information can promote better sharing of decision-making between levels.