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Health Information Management and Decision Making


The course provides an overview of Health Information Management System, its structure and functions. Identify information needs and indicators in the health systems and public health. Describe uses of information for effective management of health services. Review framework and organizational structure of HMIS. Provide a critical review of current issues problems in information management in the health systems in the context of developing countries. Describes various decision models and reviews decision making process in health care; application of information in performance tracking and analysis; monitoring of services and programs, supervision and impact evaluation. The course emphasizes on designing health information system and use of IT.

By the end of the course, students will be able to describe the need and importance of information and information management and explain meaning and purpose of information system; describe and assess the current issues and problems in information management use in health services; describe framework and organizational structure of HMIS and decision making models; Identify information needs and indicators at various levels in the health system; and explain uses of information for effective management of health services