Resource Spotlight: Establishing and Using Data Standards in Health Workforce Information Systems

Health Information in Mali
Health Information in Mali

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.

For additional information on this topic, please view the Health Information Systems or Human Resources Managements subject areas.

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