How can we monitor the impact of national health information systems? Results from a scoping review.

Last updated on 12-1-2021 by Pierre Daubresse

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Background: National health information (HI) systems provide data on population health, the determinants of health and health system performance within countries. The evaluation of these systems has traditionally focused on statistical practices and procedures, and not on data use or reuse for policy and practice. This limits the capacity to assess the impact of HI systems on healthcare provision, management and policy-making. On the other hand, the field of Knowledge Translation (KT) has developed frameworks to guide evidence into practice. Methods: A scoping review of the KT literature to…

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