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MEASURE Evaluation. 2020. Health Information Systems Stages of Continuous Improvement Toolkit: User Guide (PDF, 719 KB). Chapel Hill, NC: MEASURE Evaluation, University of North Carolina.

Strong health information systems (HIS) are essential for a country to meet its health goals. A strong HIS

should be well-defined, comprehensive, functional, adaptable and resilient, and scalable (MEASURE

Evaluation, 2018a). The system should be able to collect, manage, analyze, and disseminate health data in a

timely manner, so that managers can make decisions, track progress, and provide feedback on HIS

performance to improve data quality and use. To accomplish these tasks, HIS stakeholders must know the

state of their system on the continuum to a strong HIS and understand what is needed to continuously

improve HIS performance.