Indonesia

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

Shifting Power to Achieve Better Health Outcomes for All

CHISU will be sharing experiences around strengthening the organizational development of local partners in Indonesia at this year's Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC) 2024. Read about how CHISU is supporting Castellum Digital Indonesia's organizational development goals and our participation in PMAC 2024. Read more ›

Success Stories

CHISU Results in Action: Strengthening Organizational Development of Local Partners for a Stronger Health Information System in Indonesia

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The Center for Data and Information Technology (Pusdatin), with support from CHISU, started implementing Indonesia's Digital Health Transformation Strategy, increasing access to local partners to provide technical assistance to subnational governments on their digital transformation journeys. Read more ›

Resources

CHISU Annual Report Infographic

CHISU Highlights from October 2022–September 2023

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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.