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Achieving sustainability in health information systems: a field tested measure of country ownership

Overview of attention for article published in Globalization and Health, June 2017
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Title
Achieving sustainability in health information systems: a field tested measure of country ownership
Published in
Globalization and Health, June 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12992-017-0258-0
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Authors

Stephanie Watson-Grant, Khou Xiong, James C Thomas

Abstract

A country will trust, value, and use, its health information system (HIS) to the extent it has had a role in its creation and maintenance. A sense of ownership contributes in turn to the long-term sustainability of the HIS, and thus the country's ability to monitor and evaluate population health and health services. To facilitate progress toward greater ownership, we developed and tested a tool to measure the country's ownership of its monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system. Through a systematic review of the literature, we identified four dimensions of country ownership of an M&E system: partnership, commitment and responsibility, capacity, and accountability. We identified relevant indicators of the dimensions already in use in other tools used to assess M&E systems. We tested the data collection tool with 95 stakeholders of the Tanzanian HIS for HIV/AIDS control. We identified 56 items that addressed elements of the four dimensions. The respondents found our tool for assessing country ownership of an HIS to be clear and relevant, leading to the identification of important issues to be discussed. For example, all stakeholder groups affirmed that the Tanzanian Commission for AIDS is "playing a leadership role in addressing HIV through collaborative partnerships and work across borders to achieve greater impact." While many respondents disagreed with the statement, "There is an adequate number of government monitoring and evaluation posts at the sub-national level." Stakeholders found the M&E country ownership tool to address relevant questions clearly. It enabled them to identify successes and challenges within four dimensions of country ownership. It thus holds the potential to lead to an agenda for strengthening country ownership. If implemented every few years, the tool can provide a means of monitoring progress through a set of standardized indicators. As country ownership of M&E increases, so will the long-term sustainability of the HIS.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 54 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 11 20%
Researcher 9 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 17%
Student > Postgraduate 5 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 6%
Other 7 13%
Unknown 10 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Business, Management and Accounting 10 19%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 15%
Social Sciences 7 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 7%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 3 6%
Other 8 15%
Unknown 14 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 June 2017.
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#3,034,579
of 11,421,045 outputs
Outputs from Globalization and Health
#374
of 568 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#86,282
of 262,906 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Globalization and Health
#20
of 33 outputs
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