Assessing the National Health Information System Tool: An Assessment Tool
This HMN assessment tool is intended to achieve more than simply assess the strengths and weaknesses of the elements and operations of a national HIS. It should move stakeholders towards a shared and broader vision of a more coherent, integrated, efficient and useful system. At this stage, stakeholders are now better prepared to articulate and argue for a new vision of how a national HIS would benefit the country, lead to stronger health system performance, and ultimately to improved public health. Such an assessment process can also be a mechanism for directly engaging stakeholders and for reinforcing broad-based consensus-building.