Filling the training gaps in routine health information systems

A strong health information system that produces reliable, timely, and good-quality data is among several factors enabling health program managers to monitor, evaluate, and improve health system performance and make evidence-informed decisions. Routine health information systems (or RHIS—also called health facility and community information systems) regularly generate data that have been collected at public and […]

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Summary of the RHINO Satellite Session at the HSR Symposium

The Routine Health Information Network (RHINO) organized a session on Strengthening Routine Health Information Systems (RHIS) through Regional Networks on Monday, November 14 at the 2016 Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR) in Vancouver. RHINO is an NGO established under the USAID-funded MEASURE Evaluation project in 2001 to advocate for strong RHIS. In June […]

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Routine Health Information Systems: A Curriculum on Basic Concepts and Practice

Routine Health Information Systems: A Curriculum on Basic Concepts and Practice Use of information for evidence-based decision making produced by routine health information systems (RHIS) is still very weak in many low- and middle income countries (LMIC). In the June 2015 MA4Health Summit, USAID, WHO, and the World Bank called for action “to improve country health […]

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2016 OpenMRS Implementer’s Conference in Kampala, Uganda from December 6-11

OpenMRS is an open-source electronic medical record system developed by a global community in order to improve healthcare access and delivery in resource-constrained environments. The goals of this conference are: 1. To demonstrate how Uganda is using a multi-partner and multi-funded approach to develop, implement, and support a national implementation of OpenMRS. 2. To expand […]

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Building an SMS Reminder/Recall System to Generate Demand in Benin (Aussi en français)

Guest Blog by Meredith Baker, Director of Programs & Partnerships (VaxTrac), Dr. Korinne Chiu, Director of Research and Evaluation (VaxTrac) and Samantha Rabenjamina, Software Engineer (VaxTrac) VaxTrac is a US-based NGO that designs, builds, implements, and evaluates vaccination registry systems and supporting materials, in order to help developing health systems maximize the efficiency of their vaccine delivery […]

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