Resource Spotlight: Establishing and Using Data Standards in Health Workforce Information Systems
Human resources information systems help countries track and support their health workforces. They are successful when they support policy and management decisions. But these information systems are only as good as their data.
A CapacityPlus technical brief discusses how countries can better ensure the quality of their data by creating organizational and national information specifications to better aggregate and analyze facility and district-level information. Following international data standards also increases data quality by helping facilitate regional and cross-country comparisons of HRH issues, define standard HRH terms and specify how information systems can communicate with one another.
For more information, view the resource on establishing data standards.
Past Resource Spotlights
- Migration of Health Workers: The WHO Code of Practice and the Global Economic Crisis
- The State of the World’s Midwifery 2014 A Universal Pathway. A Woman’s Right to Health
- Addressing the human resource for health crisis in Tanzania: the lost in transition syndrome