Integrating equity into health information systems

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
Publication Date 
May 2005
76 p

An equity-sensitive health information system (HIS) could measure inequities in health outcomes; track flows of health resources in terms of access, utilization and financing; and provide a better understanding of the extent to which investments in health care contribute to improving health. It would also highlight the factors that influence health and health inequities that are outside the realm of health care, for example, social and living conditions. This paper identifies the core indicators and other primary needs for building an equity-sensitive HIS, considers the current opportunities for improvement, suggests core equity stratifiers, and provides recommendations for strategically increasing the availability of equity-oriented data

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Issues in health information 3
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