Informatics Research Seminar: Health Information System Improvement in Low-and-Middle Income Countries
January 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Speaker: Manish Kumar, MPH, MS
Presented from UNC-CH
Broadcast Link: Seminar
At Duke, all seminars live or broadcast will be held in Hock Auditorium from 4-5 pm.
While there has been a growing emphasis on Health Information Systems (HIS) strengthening and measuring how they contributes to improved health outcomes, there is limited understanding of factors affecting HIS improvement at different stages of its development. The Monitoring and Evaluation to Assess and Use Results (MEASURE) Evaluation Phase IV is a USAID-funded five-year (2014-2019) project. MEASURE Evaluation’s mission is to contribute to better health for people living in low-income countries by assisting governments and health institutions to generate and use information to change what doesn’t work and to scale up what does. This seminar will review the five stages of improvement together with associated domains/sub-domains and discuss attributes defining HIS improvement at different stages of HIS development.
Manish Kumar, MPH, MS, is the Senior Technical Specialist for Health Systems Strengthening in the MEASURE evaluation Project at the University of North Carolina. His work focuses on providing technical and capacity-building support for implementation of the Data for Accountability, Transparency and Impact Monitoring (DATIM) System of PEPFAR in more than 50 developing countries. He is currently also a PhD student in the Carolina Health Informatics Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a member of the Digital Health and Interoperability working group of the Health Data Collaborative, an inclusive partnership of international agencies, governments, philanthropies, donors and academics, with the common aim of improving health data.