Methodological Challenges and Lessons Learned from Assessing the Routine Health Information Management Data Quality: Experience from Tanzania

Severin Kabakama, Eveline Konje, Sospatro Ngallaba
2017 Journal of Health & Medical Informatics  
Commentary Background: Globally, there has been an increase in the demand for quality data for evidence-based planning. One of the sources of data is the Routine Health Information Systems (RHIS), which collect the information regularly on agreed upon schedule and by using standardized tools [1]. Despite being criticized for its inaccuracy, the RHIS data has the potential of gathering the much-needed data to inform the planning of health intervention beyond providing data on services
more » ... services utilization [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] . Institutions have pioneered the tools and frameworks for assessing the data quality and improving the performance of the RHIS [1,6,7]. However, most of these tools examine overall systems performance rather than the source documents such as registers [1] .
doi:10.4172/2157-7420.1000259 fatcat:assduxwljbfl3jri4j3rjm75sq