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|Title: ||ASSESSMENT OF HEALTH MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM IN ADDIS ABABA HEALTH BUREAU|
|Authors: ||GHEBRE, ALGANESH|
|Advisors: ||Dr. Abdulhamid Bedri|
|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
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)|
|Appears in:||Thesis - Regional and Local Development|
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