Achieving Universal Health Coverage: The Role of Routine Health Information Systems
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
10:00 AM EST (GMT-5)
Tariq Azim, MEASURE Evaluation
Theo Lippeveld, John Snow, Inc.
As countries continue to invest and make strides toward achieving the SDGs and universal health coverage, strong routine health information systems (RHIS) are fundamental to the effort. Well-functioning RHIS provide a wealth of data on a country’s health system, including service delivery, availability of a trained workforce, and reach of interventions, that can be harnessed to identify gaps and support evidence-based decision making. Yet, while many low-to-middle income (LMIC) countries have established a national RHIS structure, there are existing challenges related to the availability, analysis, and use of the data that need to be addressed.
Please join us for a discussion on current innovative approaches being used in LMIC to strengthen RHIS with the greater intention of improving the quality and equity of national health service delivery. During the first half of the forum, the moderators will draw upon their respective experiences and share how they have overcome such barriers. Participants are then invited to pose questions and discuss with the moderators in an open dialogue. Topics that will be covered include:
- Creating accountability in the community
- Building an information culture leading to better data use
- Providing innovative electronic tools for data management and use at the facility level
- Use of human-centered design (HCD) as a methodology to help design an information system that accommodates the needs of its users
- And more!
Register here to attend this online forum, hosted by RHINO.