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HMIS Assessment in Mtwara Region and Proposal for Strengthening the MTUHA System

Mandara, M. , Kapinga, A. , Malisa, G. , Minja, G. , Kajeguka, A. and Junga, L. (2005) HMIS Assessment in Mtwara Region and Proposal for Strengthening the MTUHA System. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The assessment of the current status of the Health Information System (MTUHA) is a requirement of the Three Regions Health Study in Tanzania. However, because numerous similar assessments and reports have been compiled, this report focuses its attention on the development of a comprehensive plan for strengthening the MTUHA information system. The evaluation component was thus scaled back to provide a quick assessment of the status of the information system in one of the regions (Mtwara). The report briefly describes the methodology (Section 2) utilised in the preparation of the report, and then assesses the key components of an efficient information system (Section 3). Five main areas are assessed, namely the data flow policy, essential data set, human resources for information systems, and access to hardware and software, and then describes the information processing cycle and the steps involved in this cycle. The Recommendations Section (Section 4), while mirroring the structure of the previous section, introduces two new aspects – that of creating a culture of information use, and some detail on the requirements to develop an integrated, long term approach to the development of information systems. This we believe is the main contribution that this report makes to the Tanzanian health sector, The main findings and recommendations are highlighted for the five areas of the assessment. In each section, the findings are briefly described, followed by the
recommendations, and comments on the implementation steps

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Health Information System;Mtwara;MTUHA System;Tanzania
Subjects: Health Systems > Health Information systems
Divisions: Other
Depositing User: Mr Joseph Madata
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2013 06:50
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2014 05:44
URI: http://ihi.eprints.org/id/eprint/619

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