HS 327F — Using Health Information for Health System Improvement

Meets for one-half semester and yields half-course credit.

To achieve delivery of quality health services and subsequently sustainable health of the target populations, the World Health Organization (WHO) promotes strengthening the six major building blocks of the health system: (1) governance and policy; (2) service delivery; (3) human resources; (4) health commodities; (5) health financing; and (6) health information systems (HIS). HIS remains the backbone for providing information to track progress for improving the different health system components and monitor the achievement of the health related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This course will follow the structure of the Health Metrics Network Framework to review and better understand the health information systems that guide decision-making, leading to better health. Usually offered every year.
Mr. Lippeveld