The Country Health Information Systems and Data Use (CHISU) Program
We focus on strengthening health information systems (HIS) to increase the quality, availability, and use of health data to improve the health of communities around the world.
Improvements require substantial time, coordination, and support as we learned from early implementers’ digital transformation journeys—with stakeholders looking beyond HIS status to system improvements and progression. A confluence of events, including lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and a new understanding about global priorities, has been catalytic for continued focus on HIS strengthening—which is a critical component of improved, more resilient primary health care.
Strengthened governance and enabling environment
Increased availability and interoperability of quality health data and information systems
Increased demand and use of health data and information to address health priorities, gaps, and challenges
Strengthened organizational development of local non-governmental partners for sustained data use
Using the Stages of Continuous Improvement (SOCI) tool, developed with USAID investment, has been critical in helping us evaluate the state of countries’ health information systems—and to understand areas in need of improvement. These assessments have informed countries’ efforts to achieve lasting results in a short amount of time, paving the way for their digital transformation journey.
CHISU is a trusted partner in the countries we work in and globally. Collaboration is an integral part of our approach, whether it be through participating in technical working groups or engaging with stakeholders at all levels and sectors of the health system; our results show the positive impact and relevance of CHISU’s approach.