The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of
India, New Delhi introduced the HMIS reporting formats along with its computerized
software all over country. In year 2008, the state of Madhya Pradesh implemented
and operationalised MIES reporting formats provided by the ministry.
Health Management Information System (HMIS) under National
Health Mission (NHM) has its significance in terms of assessing the progress, quantifying
output as well as outcome of interventions and decision making as well. Generated,
compiled and collected data at various levels across variety of programmes under
NHM provides the base for corrective action (s), decision making for the health
functionaries and programme managers. Thus development and operationalization of
effective HMIS at all levels is an important prerequisite for achieving NHM objectives
In view of the geographical spread, prevailing
socio-cultural milieu, the population & the coverage of beneficiaries in the state
of Madhya Pradesh, establishing a robust HMIS poses a challenge at all levels. Nevertheless,
the existing system of recording and reporting of data including use of web based
MIS software, has made substantial progress, thereby helped in timely and regular
reporting of data at various levels.
Currently there are more than 10,000 health facilities(51 DH, 65 CH, 334 CHC, 1171
PHCs,9192 SHCs, UPHCs 123) are now entering 100% facility-wise data on NHM Portal.
Health Management Information System
“A tool which helps in gathering, aggregating, analyzing and then using the information
generated for taking action to improve performance of Health Systems.”
Health Management Information System (HMIS) is a process whereby health related
data (input) is collected from various sources, recorded, stored, retrieved and
processed for decision-making (output). Decision making broadly includes administrative
and managerial issues that are required for better planning, organizing, supervision
and control of health care services and facilities at the state, district and sub
district level, with an end objective of achieving the desired objectives within
a specified time framework and with optimum utilization of available resources (manpower,
finances, and material/equipment). HMIS should also address the issues of equity,
reach and utilization of services with quality of care not only with service provider's
but also with user's perspectives.
For HMIS to function effectively, accurate, relevant and timely information from
various sources is required for managers at all level to use this information. Development
and operationalization of effective HMIS at all level is, thus, an important prerequisite
for achieving the Goals and Objectives of NHM.
NHM promotes effective Health Management Information System for data management
and evidence based decision making. In lieu, reporting formats along with computerized
software were rationalized and introduced by the Government of India (GOI).