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Title: ASSESSMENT OF HEALTH MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM IN ADDIS ABABA HEALTH BUREAU
Authors: GHEBRE, ALGANESH
Advisors: Dr. Abdulhamid Bedri
Keywords: HMIS
health information
utilization
DHIS
capacity
constraint
data
socio-cultural
Copyright: 2005
Date Added: 21-Apr-2008
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: The HMIS in development countries lags seriously behind as compared to the development countries; and the existing HMIS in many developing countries is insufficient to support health management functions. The purpose of the study was; to assess and determine how health information is generated and utilized in the decision-making process in Addis Ababa Health Bureau and health care facilities in the region. The study also attempted to identify factors affecting the quality of reporting, information generation and utilization at regional, sub-city and health facility levels. The finding of the study indicated that; there is increased awareness for better quality of information and steps are taken to improve the HMIS capacity at sub-city and health facility levels by adopting the District Health Information System (DHIS) software. However the study also indicated that there is critical constraint of trained personnel; to analyze value and utilize the available data; which seemed to be significant challenge for the progress of the system at all levels. To improve the performance of HMIS; not only technology acquisition will be required but it should also be viewed as a long-term socio-cultural, political, and technical development process. It is equally important to improve the understanding of health managers and health professional on the importance health information as well as the proper utilization of the available data and information for improved health service management. This can be achieved only through proper training and increasing the proportion of trained staff in HMIS on a sustainable manner.
Description: A Thesis submitted to the school of graduate studies of Addis Ababa University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Regional and Local Development Studies (RLDS)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/733
Appears in:Thesis - Regional and Local Development

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