HMIS Functional Requirements
Recommendation / Requirement
An HMIS shall act as a datastore for integrated health system data which can be used for better decision making in the health system.
An HMIS should provide mechanisms (preferably web based) for data entry.
An HMIS should provide mechanisms to improve the quality and validity of data (smart forms, validation rules, etc.).
An HMIS should provide standard interfaces for the importing of data from other systems (e.g., ADX, FHIR).
An HMIS should support the use of an accurate list of health facilities and their geographic and administrative distribution.
An HMIS should provide interfaces for sharing health facility information with other systems (facility registry).
To support its primary function of data use, an HMIS should:
Be able to further aggregate and analyze data (e.g., provide annual report from monthly data)
An HMIS should offer an interface to query its data in a flexible way across different dimensions (analytics API)
An HMIS should provide customized graphic visualizations of data