Health care experts, policymakers, payers, and consumers consider health information technologies, such as electronic health records and computerized provider order entry, to be critical to transforming the health care industry (1–7). Information management is fundamental to health care delivery (8). Given the fragmented nature of health care, the large volume of transactions in the system, the need to integrate new scientific evidence into practice, and other complex information management activities, the limitations of paper-based information management are intuitively apparent. While the benefits of health information technology are clear in theory, adapting new information systems to health care has proven difficult and rates of use have been limited (9–11). Most information technology applications have centered on administrative and financial transactions rather than on delivering clinical care (12).
Nov 28, 2018
BLN Webinar: Building Capacity in Immunization Data Quality and Use through Mentorship – Introducing the BID Regional Mentors
The BID Learning Network (BLN) invites you view a webinar presentation on “Building Capacity in Immunization Data Quality and Use through Mentorship: Introducing the BID Regional Mentors.” In its initial phase, between 2013 and 2018, the BID Initiative introduced a holistic package of interventions in Tanzania and Zambia that included information system products, data management policies, evidence-based practices, and capacity building to empower health workers at all levels of the health system toward data-driven action.
Nov 14, 2018
The BID Initiative Story highlights the value of collaborative, country-driven planning; local leadership and ownership; user-centered design; and continuous learning and adaptation when developing and deploying innovations. It also shows why we are optimistic about our progress and future efforts to improve health services and outcomes across sub-Saharan Africa by transforming data collection, quality, and use.
Nov 2, 2018
BLN/Gavi Data Quality and Use Collaborative: Call for Expressions of InterestBLN/Gavi DQU introductory note before completing this form. The duly completed and signed form should be sent to email@example.com with copy to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 16th November 2018. The full application form can be found here.
Mar 10, 2016
The BID Learning Network (BLN) recently held a webinar entitled “Economies of Scale, Integration & Interoperability in Digital Health”.
This webinar discussed World Vision’s experiences in different countries and contexts, and the successes and challenges encountered (notably in engagements with governments) as they have worked in the field of digital health.
Feb 10, 2016
MEASURE Evaluation briefs on how eHealth technologies can support data-informed program management
Sep 3, 2015
Data for Development: An Action Plan to Finance the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development
Sep 10, 2015
Data Revolutions- How Information Turns into Impact
Dec 30, 2004
Integrating Child Health Information Systems
The Health Resources and Services Administration and All Kids Count (a national technical assistance center fostering development of integrated child health information systems) have been working together to foster development of integrated child health information systems.Activities have included: identification of key elements for successful integration of systems; development of principles and core functions for the systems; a survey of state and local integration efforts; and a conference to develop a common vision for child health information systems to meet medical care and public health needs.
We provide 1 state (Utah) as an example that is well on the way to development of integrated child health information systems.
May 16, 2006
Systematic Review: Impact of Health Information Technology on Quality, Efficiency, and Costs of Medical Care
Jan 6, 2009
PRISM framework: a paradigm shift for designing, strengthening and evaluating routine health information systems
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