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6 October 2011 National Launching Workshop on Official Introducing HMIS Web Database
24-09-2011 by Dr. Khole Khemrary and Dr. Mean Sambath
DPHI/MoH, with funding from USAID delivered by URC-BHS project will organize a National Launching Workshop on Official Introducing HMIS Web Database on 6 October 2011 at Phnom Penh Hotel. The national launching workshop will be presided over by HE Prof. Eng Huot, Secretary of State, Ministry of Health.
Cambodia Health Management Information System (HMIS) is the foundation of information for gathering health data from all health facilities across the health sector including public, private and non governmental organization providers. HMIS provides health information related to outpatient, inpatient attendance and other support services from health facilities across the country. The most recently compiled information for all health facilities through HMIS database is presented 100% of health data availability.
DPHI/MoH with supports of URC-BHS project introduce a programming of the national health Information system into a standardized software format will greatly ease the process of integrating vertical program data, notably from other vertical programs, with MoH HMIS database. The databases are now standardized as MySQL, and the PHP designed interface will be able to query data across different databases including vertical program data and other data sources. It will also be possible for provincial and operating district staff to enter both MoH HMIS and vertical program data directly into HMIS database through a common set of web-based data entry screens. Bringing this commonality of data entry to the HMIS has already increased timely data entry by 100% across the country.
11-14 October 2011 Open MRS Implementer Meeting in Kigaliof Rwanda
By Dr. Mean Sambath
OpenMRS annual Implementers Meeting began in 2006 as a way to bring members of the community together during a dedicated amount of time to collaborate, share implementation experiences, and find ways to improve OpenMRS (Open Medical Record System).
This meeting provides an opportunity for developers to collaborate and improve their technical skills in OpenMRS, implementers to share their best practices from implementations, and users to propose and prioritize their top features in future releases of the software. Different from the previous meetings, the 2011 Implementers Meeting will also include visits to OpenMRS implementation sites along with a discussion afterward for participants to share their experience and suggestions.
Open MRS is a global Open Source Project began in 2004 to
support the information need of health system strengthening initiatives. Since
that time, Open MRS has grown significantly and implementation sites in at
least 40 countries throughout the world.
MoH, with funding from USAID delivered by URC-BHS project support a Cambodian team of four people to attend these international Open MRS meetings in Kigali, Rwanda, from 10 to 15 October 2011.
20-21 October 2011 HMIS
Training Course for Private and Non governmental organization providers
From 20-21 October 2011, the Department of Planning and Health Information (DPHI) and Siem Reap Provincial Health Department (PHD), with funding from USAID delivered by URC-BHS project conducted HMIS training for private and non governmental organization providers. A total of 40 trainees attended the training. The trainees come from 4 ODs including 4 NGO health facilities.
By Dr. Toun Sovanna and Dr. Mean Sambath
From 11 August to 14 September 2011, the Department of Planning and Health Information (DPHI) and the national prevention of mother and child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) of the National Maternal and Child Health Center (NMCHC) to promote for integrating health information system of the vertical programs in MoH HMIS. DPHI and NMCHC upgraded HMIS features that allow running data processing and reporting and PMTCT data and data sets of the Linked Response (www.hiscambodia.org ). Experiences of rolling out HMIS web database show clearly that a high degree of flexibility is an absolute pre-requisite for successful implementation in the current restructuring and transformation of the HMIS in health sectors-public, private, non-governmental organizations (NGO) and other data sources.
As results of rolling out integrated PMTCT data in HMIS database, NMCHC, DPHI/MoH and BHS provided five training courses to health staff who are in charge of managing PMTCT data at field level. Some of them are MoH HMIS health officers. A total of 125 governmental and NGO staff trained in managing PMTCT data and reports through HMIS web database. The mean score of posttest is increased 3.03 compared to mean of pre test score: 5.34. 90% of health facilities have PMTCT and Linked Response data.
16-17 August 2011 HMIS Training Course for Private and Non governmental organization providers
By Buth Saben and Dr. Mean Sambath
From 16-17 August 2011, the Department of Planning and Health Information (DPHI) and Battambang Provincial Health Department (PHD), with funding from USAID delivered by URC-BHS project conducted HMIS training for private and non governmental organization providers. A total of 28 trainees attended the training. The trainees come from 18 health facilities including 5 NGO health facilities, 8 poly clinics and 5 cabinet clinics.
June 2011 HIS Forum
Location and Dates: Manila, Philippines: June 13-16, 2011
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Western Pacific Regional Office (WPRO) of the World Health Organization (WHO), the Philippines Department of Health, and other partners will be hosting the Asia Leadership Forum on Health Information Systems (HIS), which will be held June 13-16 in Manila, Philippines. Country teams from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Laos, Mongolia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam will participate in the event.
The primary objective of the forum is to bring multi-ministerial teams together to develop action plans to implement a country-led process to strengthen national Health Information Systems. The forum builds on ongoing PEPFAR II and Global Health Initiative (GHI) efforts to strengthen national institutions and to accelerate this process through multi sectoral advocacy and coordination to improve the policy environment and strengthen national institutions to use quality, timely, accessible health data to improve the delivery of health services.
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