Through its working groups, the Health Data Collaborative will produce numerous tools, such as data standards, measurement methods, health indicators and other resources that will support countries to collect, analyse and use more accurate and reliable health data.
Around the world, countries are faced with collecting data for numerous different donors using different methods and indicators. The tools we produce will help to harmonise those methods, easing the administrative burden on countries and ensuring they have better data, for better decisions, and better health.
We’re developing a one-stop shop for health information system standards that will include:
The declaration from more than 600 health leaders at the 2015 Summit on Measurement and Accountability for Health, describing priority actions and targets for smarter investments and stronger capacities for health data.
A standard set of 100 indicators prioritized by the global community to provide concise information on the health situation and trends, including responses at national and global levels.
USAID’s MEASURE Evaluation project, in collaboration with the Digital Health and Interoperability technical working group of the Health Data Collaborative, has developed an Health Information System Interoperability Maturity Toolkit for use by countries to assess and improve their health information systems. The toolkit was reviewed by Kenya’s and Ghana’s digital health stakeholders from ministries of health, implementing partners, universities, and private sector. The toolkit will help countries to assess the capacity of key domains for interoperability towards a desired status. The toolkit will enable countries to identify gaps and plan appropriate interventions to bridge those gaps.
The goal of the Digital Health Investment Review Tool, developed by MCSP, is to provide high-level guidance based on widely-accepted best practices such as the Principles for Digital Development and the Donor Investment Principles that can be used to support strategic investments in the use of digital technologies to support public and global health. For more information, please visit: https://www.mcsprogram.org/resource/digital-health-investment-review-tool/.