HMIS Introductory Course (EN)

About the Course

About the Course

This is an introductory course to the HMIS (Health Information Management System), an application based on DHIS2. 

In this course, you will get a brief description of HMIS and its main features. HMIS is a tool that captures, stores, and manages health data. HMIS was deployed in MSF OCBA in 2015. Since then, HMIS has been implemented in all the regular projects and it is also used in emergency interventions.

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone interested in learning more about MSF-OCBA HMIS, especially medical and non-medical personnel working with health data such as:

- Medical profiles: PMR, NAM, MAM, MedCo, TESACO, Data Manager, Epidemiologists, Data Encoders.

- Operational profiles: FieldCo, HoM, RECO

Training approach

The HMIS introductory course enables you to learn about HMIS (Health Management Information System) by going through different learning modules.

Each module addresses different issues of HMIS. You can build your own learning path by selecting the HMIS learning modules that best fit your profile, your job activity, or your interests.

All modules are self-learning, which means that you can do the activities by yourself, without the support of a teacher. However, you will find open communication channels to be used in case you have doubts about doing the activities, also for you to share your thoughts or ideas about the course.

Evaluation and Certification

Completing the training entitles you to the HMIS certificate. We remind you that to complete each module, and therefore the training, you will have to complete ALL the activities.

Learners will be able to download a Certificate once they have completed the course.

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Learning Objectives

By the end of the training,
participants will be able to:

  • master the role of HMIS in health
    services management
  • describe the benefit of HMIS in
    performing daily tasks
  • properly use HMIS modules
  • describe the HMIS management
  • explain HMIS data quality
    assurance techniques
  • calculate, analyze, and interpret
    HMIS indicators
  • use
    HMIS information for improving health services performance

List of Contents

Module 1: What is

  • By the end of this module you will be able to:
  • Describe what HMIS is 
  • List the main functionalities of
  • Identify where is HMIS being used

2: Data Collection

By the end of this module you will be able to:

  • Recognize and describe data
    collection process in MSF OCBA and its stages
  • Be familiar with HMIS health data:
    data elements and indicators
  • Use the HMIS Print Tally Sheet App
  • Use the Services dossiers
  • Use the HMIS Data Entry App
  • Identify data sets and sections
  • Recognize the HMIS MSF OCBA hierarchy               

Module 3. Data Flow

By the end of this module you will be able to:

  • Be familiar with MSFE-OCBA data
  • Use the HMIS Project Manager App

Module 4: Data Analysis

By the end of this
module students will be able to:

  • Use the HMIS Pivot Table App and Data
    Visualiser App
  • Create tables and charts for data
  • Identify the main elements for HMIS
    data analysis: What, When, Where,
  • Use the data analysis configuration
  • Configure
    your own dashboard