OpenHIE Health Management Information System (HMIS)
A Health Management Information System (HMIS), also called a Routine Health Information System, facilitates the collection of periodic health service delivery and public health indicators from a variety of information systems and the effective use of information at facility, district, and higher levels to help improve health care outcomes.

OpenHIE HMIS Workflow Requirements

The following workflow is currently supported, and an FHIR-based message is emerging.
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HMIS Workflows (Described in detail in the later part of this document)
Recommendation / Requirement

OpenHIE HMIS Functional Requirements

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HMIS Functional Requirements
Recommendation / Requirement
HMISF-1
An HMIS shall act as a datastore for integrated health system data which can be used for better decision making in the health system.
Required
HMISF-2
An HMIS should provide mechanisms (preferably web based) for data entry.
Recommended
HMISF-3
An HMIS should provide mechanisms to improve the quality and validity of data (smart forms, validation rules, etc.).
Recommended
HMISF-4
An HMIS should provide standard interfaces for the importing of data from other systems (e.g., ADX, FHIR).
Recommended
HMISF-5
An HMIS should support the use of an accurate list of health facilities and their geographic and administrative distribution.
Recommended
HMISF-6
An HMIS should provide interfaces for sharing health facility information with other systems (facility registry).
Recommended
HMISF-7
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
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