Health Information Systems in India: Challenges and way forward

For the seamless functioning of health care systems and its sustainability, complete and reliable information is essential. Given India’s commitment to Universal Health Coverage (UHC), this paper authored by Dr. Shyama Nagarajan( Managing Director, SahaManthran), Dr. Shruti Tripathi (Economist, NIPFP), and  Rachna Sharma (Consultant, NIPFP) explore the current HIS of India and understands its completeness and usefulness given the inter-national standards. Article further describes various issues pertaining to data collection, definition, analysis and dissemination at national, sub-national and institutional level, where do India lag and what can be done to develop a seamless HIS for India.

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