How countries will benefit

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: 

  • Guidelines for designing measurement and evaluation systems within national health sector plans
  • A package of recommended indicators, data quality metrics and dashboards for collecting and analysing data at health facilities and in communities
  • Standards for integrating outbreak surveillance into routine health information systems
  • Harmonized set of survey tools for collecting comprehensive household health data
  • Resource kit to improve birth and death registration
  • Core health workforce metrics
  • Guidelines on designing health systems that talk to each other and policies for sharing data

Featured Documents

Five-Point Call to Action

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.

Health Data Collaborative Operational Workplan 2016 - 2017

View the Collaborative's objectives and deliverables.

Global Reference List of 100 Core Health Indicators

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.

HIS Stages of Continuous Improvement Toolkit  (57 kB)

HIS Stages of Continuous Improvement Toolkit (57 kB)

15/03/2019 11:38 57 kB

The HIS Stages of Continuous Improvement (SOCI) Toolkit was collaboratively designed to help countries or organizations holistically assess, plan, and prioritize interventions and investments to strengthen an HIS. The assessment measures current and desired HIS status across five core domains of an HIS, and 39 subcomponents, and maps a path toward improvement—thus assisting countries in ensuring the right information is available to the right people at the right time. HIS are essential not only to monitor and improve national and subnational programs, but also to demonstrate country progress on a global level. This tool aligns with World Health Organization efforts to strengthen country HIS and capacities to monitor universal health coverage and health Sustainable Development Goals. The HIS SOCI Toolkit was jointly developed by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Health Data Collaborative digital health and interoperability working group, and the USAID-funded MEASURE Evaluation project. It is available at: https://www.measureevaluation.org/his-strengthening-resource-center/his-stages-of-continuous-improvement-toolkit/.

HIS Interoperability Maturity Toolkit: Assessment Tool  (1.37 MB)

HIS Interoperability Maturity Toolkit: Assessment Tool (1.37 MB)

29/05/2018 11:03 1.37 MB

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.

HIS Interoperability Maturity Toolkit: Users' Guide  (4.03 MB)

HIS Interoperability Maturity Toolkit: Users' Guide (4.03 MB)

29/05/2018 11:02 4.03 MB

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.

Digital Health Investment Review Tool  (180 kB)

Digital Health Investment Review Tool (180 kB)

08/02/2019 14:59 180 kB

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/.

Global Digital Health Resources and Maturity Models: A Summary (UPDATED)  (144 kB)
HIS Interoperability Maturity Toolkit Mapping Tool  (314 kB)

HIS Interoperability Maturity Toolkit Mapping Tool (314 kB)

10/12/2018 14:38 314 kB

Health Facility Data Analysis and Use toolkit  (428 kB)

Health Facility Data Analysis and Use toolkit (428 kB)

31/10/2018 11:14 428 kB

This toolkit (also available at http://www.who.int/healthinfo/tools_data_analysis_routine_facility/en/) is a set of resources to optimize the analysis and use of data collected through routine health facility information systems, also known as health management information systems (HMIS). The comprehensive toolkit includes a series of integrated modules, which can be used individually or together, according to country needs. The toolkit includes the Data Quality Review Framework (https://www.who.int/healthinfo/tools_data_analysis/en/), which is also the basis for a related tool available via the DHIS2 AppStore: https://play.dhis2.org/appstore/app/rFDeB5LLQmi

Global Digital Health Resources and Maturity Models: A Summary  (133 kB)
HIS Interoperability Maturity Toolkit Complete References  (226 kB)

HIS Interoperability Maturity Toolkit Complete References (226 kB)

16/10/2018 11:50 226 kB

Health Expenditure Tracking webinars  (256 kB)

Health Expenditure Tracking webinars (256 kB)

03/09/2018 12:40 256 kB

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