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Research brief

Improving the quality of routine Health Information System data for better decision-making

published 29 June 2020

In Ethiopia, extensive data from all parts of the health system are collected in the routine Health Management Information System (HMIS). If correct and complete, this up to date information is valuable for decision-makers to set priorities and steer resources in the health care system.

The ORCA team analysed existing information from the HMIS and compared this with external sources of information, such as the Demographic and Health Surveys. They conclude that there is a variation in the quality of data reported in the HMIS.