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Assessing the ability of health information systems in hospitals to support evidence-informed decisions in Kenya

Authors

Elesban Kihuba ; David Gathara ; Stephen Mwinga ; Mercy Mulaku ; Rose Kosgei ; Wycliffe Mogoa ; Rachel Nyamai ; Mike English

Abstract

Background: Hospital management information systems (HMIS) is a key component of national health information systems (HIS), and actions required of hospital management to support information generation in Kenya are articulated in specific policy documents. We conducted an evaluation of core functions of data generation and reporting within hospitals in Kenya to facilitate interpretation of national reports and to provide guidance on key areas requiring improvement to support data use in decision making. Design: The survey was a cross-sectional, cluster sample study conducted in 22 hospitals in Kenya. The statistical analysis was descriptive with adjustment for clustering.

Document details

ID:UH2030-101
Year:2014
Volume:
Issue:2014
ISBN:
Document Type:Original Article
Health Topic:Health Information
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