Join MEASURE Evaluation, the Ugandan Ministry of Health, and the Digital Health and Interoperability working group of the Health Data Collaborative on March 5 at 8am EST for a one-hour webinar on the newly-released Health Information System (HIS) Stages of Continuous Improvement (SOCI) Toolkit and its premiere implementation in Uganda. Presenters from the Ugandan Ministry of Health will share their experience using the toolkit, an overview of results, and what has happened as a result of the assessment.
The HIS SOCI Toolkit was collaboratively designed to help countries or organizations holistically assess, plan, and prioritize interventions and investments to strengthen an HIS. The assessment measures current and desired HIS status across five core domains of an HIS, and 39 subcomponents, and maps a path toward improvement—thus assisting countries in ensuring the right information is available to the right people at the right time. HIS are essential not only to monitor and improve national and subnational programs, but also to demonstrate country progress on a global level. This tool aligns with World Health Organization efforts to strengthen country HIS and capacities to monitor universal health coverage and health Sustainable Development Goals.
The HIS SOCI Toolkit was jointly developed by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Health Data Collaborative Digital Health and Interoperability working group, and the USAID-funded MEASURE Evaluation project. The toolkit also responds to one of MEASURE Evaluation’s Learning Agenda questions.
Presenters will include:
- Caroline Kyozira, Acting Assistant Commissioner, Health Information Management Division, Ministry of Health, Republic of Uganda
- Jamiru Mpiima, Health Informatics Specialist, Health Information Management Division, Ministry of Health, Republic of Uganda
- Paul Biondich, Co-Chair, Digital Health and Interoperability working group, Health Data Collaborative
- Manish Kumar, Senior Technical Specialist, Health System Strengthening, MEASURE Evaluation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill