Health Management Information System (HMIS)

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An information system that is especially designed to assist in the management and planning of all health programmes. The role of a HMIS specifically is to support the process of data collection, its conversion into useful population based information that answers basic questions about the health of the people served and which can be used for practical management of community/public health. However, a key observation in the field is that the existing HMIS (paper and/or computer based) do not systematically support the collection, collation and use of data. The HMIS involves following:


A system that integrates processes of data collection, processing, reporting and use of the information necessary for improving health service delivery effectiveness and develop efficiencies in the reporting systems.

Routine service reporting - Hospital/health center based indicators on performance of the various services

Epidemiological surveillance - Identification/notification of diseases and risk factors, Investigation, follow up, control measures

Specific program Reporting - Various programs in operation in a particular country, topically include; Reproductive child health, AIDS, MALARIA, Integrated Child health and many other programs

Administrative systems - Account and financial systems Drugs management (procurement, storage and delivery) Personnel management Asset management (equipment /buildings etc) Maintenance system
Vital registration- Birth, deaths, migration etc.,

The data would be collected on the pattern of GOI guide line and entered in reporting net base programme. The district Nodal Officer HMIS will be responsible to support to health facilities to train in punching of data in on line reporting HMIS format.