The following resources and tools have been made available to assist with the development, maintenance and improvmement of health information management systems.
Non-bidding IT consultants are provided to review proposed IT project contracts and give health agencies managers technical advice regarding whether the project description makes good sense, “red flag” provisions to get rid of, additional provisions to better define deliverables, suggested safeguards to assure better results, whether costs are reasonable. Requests to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Health Metrics Network Framework (HMN)
- WHO Health Metrics Tools
| http://www.who.int/healthmetrics/tools/en/ |
Health Metrics Network Framework (HMN) is the first global partnership focused on strengthening health information systems toward better health outcomes. HMN Framework tools assist jurisdictions in planning and carrying out the design of strategies and operational plans for strengthening their national health information systems.
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- Performance of Routine Information System Management Framework
| http://www.cpc.unc.edu/measure/tools/monitoring-evaluation-systems/prism |
Performance of Routine Information System Management Framework (PRISM), developed by the US Agency for International Development, consists of tools to assess routine health information systems performance, identify technical, behavioral and organizational factors that affect RHIS, aid in designing priority interventions to improve performance, and improve the quality and use of routine health data.
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- Pacific Open Learning Health Network
| http://www.polhn.org/ |
The Western Pacific Regional Office of WHO-sponsored platform offers a variety of Pacific universities provided web-based courses for the health workforce, including frequent offerings that are relevant to HIS and IT. Many of these courses do provide academic credit, and most are free to workers who are employed health agencies in the Pacific islands.
Accurate vital statistics regarding causes of death depends upon accurate determination of cause by physicians. Free, web-based training modules are available from Hawaii state (http://cod.doh.hawaii.gov) and from WHO (http://apps.who.int/classifications/apps/icd/ICD10Training/)
Based at the University of Queensland HIS Knowledge Hub, the PHIN gathers and produces a variety of resources such as agency health information management policies, examples of health agency data dictionaries, and training materials that are useful for developing health information systems in the Pacific islands.
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The dashboard can be used to show current status of the NCD epidemic in a Pacific island jurisdiction together with the status of enactment of essential NCD policy interventions. It is designed to provide a clear picture of the current situation and the measures that need to be taken to control NCDs in the Pacific. The target audience is policy makers and community coalition members. The Sample NCD Dashboard Template can be used to display information from a Pacific jurisdiction. The Guam NCD Dashboard shows one adaptation of this template.
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