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  • RHINO's next on-line forum

    April 4, 2014

    From data-reporting to decision-making – are routine reporting systems  designed to support “business improvement” in the health sector.

     A Management Information System is a “system” that provides specific information support to the decision-making process at each level of an organization (Hurtubise 1984). Similarly, Health Information System (HIS) is designed to provide necessary information to guide decision-making and solve health problems at health facility and community level.

    Join us for a discussion on Routine Health Information System commonly known as Health Management Information System (HMIS) and Community Health Information System (CHIS). We will explore how health facility and community level information systems are being helpful to health workers, managers and policy makers to improve the business of improving quality and coverage of health services. We are eager to hear from you; on how you have used your routine data to improve the process, quality or coverage of health services. Bring your innovations and share with all the members around the world on how you and your team have used data at health facility and community level for improving the business of health service delivery. Tell us your story of what types of behavioral, technological, technical and organizational interventions were helpful to make this change.

     We would like to juggle our brains and ask ourselves the question: if given an opportunity, what is the one thing that you would like to change in the design of the information system (health facility and community) in your country that will help the managers at national, district, health facility and community or frontline health workers make better decisions on improving service delivery and increase coverage? Can we identify one behavioral, technological, technical and organizational interventions that you think will support the “business” of improving quality and coverage of health services.

     During the five days we will further explore these questions:

    •  What are some innovations that you have introduced to improve information use at health facility and community levels?
    • Are information system designed to support “business Improvement” at health facility and community levels
    • What are some of the behavioral, technological, technical and organizational interventions to improve the design and performance of HIS

    Date: April 28th to May 2nd, 2014

    Moderators: Vikas Dwivedi, Tariq Azim and Chris Wright

    To register please submit your information to this online form with you name, job title and country of work

  • Happy Holidays from RHINO

    December 24, 2013

    Happy Holidays and RHINO Greetings

  • Documents on the Last Forum

    April 16, 2013

    Thank you to everyone who participated in our last forum. We had close to 300 participants representing 41 countries. For all of you who registered and followed the discussion to the ones who participated in the discussion, please send us what you thought through the ONLINE EVALUATION FORM. Your comments and opinions matter to RHINO.

    We have produced the transcript for all of you who did not register for the forum. In addition, the participants that posted to the forum shared these documents with the group:

    Case Study: Sustainable Financing for mHealth

    cStock Process

    Equity Study Case: Zambia

    EWS Process

    HMIS Overview in Cambodia

    Mali Mobile Reporting of Malaria Data

    Ethiopia: Mobile Executive Dashboard for Senior Health Managers using Mobile Technology – Making Decisions on the Road

    Using Mobile Technology to Achieve a Steady Supply of Essential Medicines

    Project Mwana: Using mobile technology to improve early infant diagnosis of HIV (UNICEF, Zambia)

    Enterprise Mobile Messaging System: To collect output indicators from Private Health Care providers (Paiman Project)

    AccessMyDoc: A Telemedicine Solution

    mHealth Word Cloud

  • March/April 2013 Newsletter

    March 20, 2013

    The March/April 2013 Newsletter is now available.

  • Register for the next RHINO on-line forum

    March 12, 2013

    We are happy to announce the next RHINO forum that will be held from April 2 – April 8, 2013.  The topic of this upcoming forum isInnovative Applications of Mobile Technologies with Routine Health Information Systems.” 

    The forum will discuss various aspects of mobile technology and Routine Health Information Systems (RHIS), including innovative applications of mobile technology with RHIS, appropriate uses and limitations of using mobile technology, and costs and barriers to using mobile technology with RHIS.  Forum moderators will be Joy Kamunyori and Michael Edwards. 

    Joy Kamunyori is a mHealth Advisor with JSI’s Center for mHealth and a Technical Advisor with the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT. Joy has experience with implementing mobile technology in multiple contexts, including using mobile to administer surveys and routinely report logistics data.

    Michael Edwards is a Biostatistician/Senior Health Informatics Advisor with MEASURE Evaluation.  He was recently featured in the Spotlight section in the January-February 2013 RHINO January/February Newsletter:

    Register for the forum. The last day to register is March 29, 2013.

    If you have any questions regarding the registration process, contact us at the_rhino@jsi.com.

    We look forward to your participation.