The country’s Ministry of Health (MOH), with the support of CHISU, is working to connect the ecosystem of health facilities and information systems to improve the availability of quality health data to improve health services in Indonesia.

CHISU aims to strengthen Indonesia’s HIS to positively effect improvements in maternal and newborn health (MNH), tuberculosis (TB), interoperability and data exchange, COVID-19, and health financing outcomes through:

  • Strengthened governance and enabling environment of health information systems
  • 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 partners for sustained health data use

Strengthening HIS and progressing digital transformation in Indonesia 

Indonesia has invested in the use of digital tools to support health services for many years, but data exchange, systems data analytics, and coordination between stakeholders have not been prioritized. This has resulted in the development and use of over 400 individual information systems for health programs, contributing to a heavy burden on health workers to manage these systems. 

To remedy this issue, Pusdatin and DTO initiated a digital health transformation. CHISU is supporting Pusdatin and DTO to realize this transformation through the institutionalization of best practices and processes for continuous HIS improvements at the national and subnational levels in an effort to impact MNH, TB, COVID-19, and health financing outcomes. To foster good governance, CHISU has supported the MOH to establish an HIS Technical Working Group (TWG) and assess the country’s digital maturity. This HIS TWG brings together the HIS ecosystem and MNH, TB, COVID-19, and health financing stakeholders to provide input on the digital health transformation. 

To realize the vision of health information exchange, CHISU is supporting the rollout of SATUSEHAT (a health information exchange and data analysis platform), including the development of MNH, TB, COVID-19, and health financing data mapping, standards, and mechanisms for interoperability to streamline information systems to reduce data entry burden on health workers and improve access to quality data. To ensure this data is used for decision making, CHISU is training and mentoring MNH, TB, COVID-19, and health financing stakeholders on use of digital tools for data analytics, working to improve data quality, and exploring use of artificial intelligence on TB drug forecasting for data-driven decision making. CHISU is also engaging a local partner for institutional transition of CHISU’s technical support practices and expertise.

Based on these inputs, CHISU expects to impact quality of services by interoperating or integrating MNH, TB, COVID-19, and health financing information systems to reduce data entry burden and improve access to quality data for those on the front line of care. Soon, CHISU will be expanding these efforts to support HIV services and One Health surveillance and response, as well as the community health workforce. By ensuring facility- and community-based health workers can focus their workload on health services, and that they have access to comprehensive quality data, they will be better equipped to improve health outcomes for Indonesians. 

Activity Updates

CHISU Supports Workshop for Terminology Standards Used in SATUSEHAT

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In January 2024, CHISU collaborated with the Ministry of Health’s Center for Data and Information Technology (Pusdatin) to organize a monitoring and evaluation workshop on terminology standards used by the SATUSEHAT platform. Read more ›

Blog Posts

Finding common threads in the interoperability journeys of Burkina Faso, Ghana, Indonesia, and Madagascar

Collecting and using health information is an important part of health workers’ jobs. While we have made great strides in moving from paper-based records to digital health information systems, data that both health workers and policy makers need is often scattered across multiple information systems that cannot “talk” to each other. This means that health workers have to spend more time entering and finding data in multiple places and results in an incomplete view of both patient and community health. Read more ›

Success Stories

Easing health workers’ data entry burden using an interoperability mediator in Indonesia


CHISU worked closely with the Indonesia Ministry of Health’s Center for Data and Information and Technology (PUSDATIN) and Digital Transformation Office (DTO) to develop an interoperability mediator between the SATUSEHAT data exchange and analysis platform and the electronic medical records (EMR) systems that health facilities across the country use. This means that health workers only need to enter data once instead of multiple times, saving them valuable time. Read more ›


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Does investment in COVID-19 information systems strengthen national digital health architecture? Lessons learned from Burkina Faso, Indonesia, Mali and Suriname


There is limited research on how emergency investments can support national health information system strengthening both for a given health emergency response and for routine health program areas.

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CHISU Highlights from October 2022–September 2023


The Country Health Information and Data Systems Use (CHISU) program experienced remarkable growth from October 2022–September 2023, expanding from nine countries and regions at the beginning of the year to 17 at the end of the year. CHISU was engaged in 10 global technical activities at the beginning of the year, and 26 at the end of the year.