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Health Information Management and Decision-Making

4th term
Health Policy and Management
3 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
  • Anoop Khanna
Felicity Turner

Provides an overview of Health Information Management System, its structure and functions. Identify information needs and indicators in the health systems and public health. Describes uses of information for effective management of health services. Reviews framework and organizational structure of HMIS. Provides a critical review of current issues problems in information management in the health systems in the context of developing countries. Describes various decision models and reviews decision making process in health care; application of information in performance tracking and analysis; monitoring of services and programs, supervision and impact evaluation. The course emphasizes designing health information systems and uses of IT.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the need and importance of information and information management and explain the meaning and purpose of information systems
  2. Describe and assess the current issues and problems in information management use in health services
  3. Describe the framework and organizational structure of HMIS and decision making models
  4. Identify information needs and indicators at various levels in the health system
  5. Explain the uses of information for effective management of health services
Methods of Assessment:

Assignment 50%, mid-term 25% and final examinations 25%

Enrollment Restriction:

Only students enrolled in the MPH program with IIHMR, Jaipur are permitted in this section

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

This section is offered in Jaipur, India