DHIS2-based Integrated HMIS: Maharashtra

A tripartite MoU was signed in 2012 between HISP India, NHM-Maharashtra and NHSRC.

A pioneer state to adopt the concept of using an integrated HMIS. Its features are as listed below:

  • All health-specific data reporting in one single platform.
  • Data collected for HMIS, OPD, IPD, Outsourcing, Biomedical waste management, Infrastructure, equipment, Lab and Diagnostics, AYUSH, NPCB, CBHI (CD & NCD), etc
  • Datasets developed on a dedicated web-instance and assigned for entry by users at all facilities and districts.
  • District-level trainings were conducted to acquaint the staff to DHIS2, and other Program Officers, MIS and M&E officers were trained in state level trainings from time to time.
  • More than 100 customized reports were made to cater different program division data needs, and validations were developed to ensure quality in data capture.
  • Indicators were made for each dataset to allow users/ program managers to get them automatically computed by the system based on data captured in system.
  • GOI reports were offered to report/aggregate the reported HMIS data values in pre-defined formats; which allows the users to take a copy of data from DHIS2 and import it directly to NRHM portal (thus, not entering it again manually).
  • Data analysis reports and factsheets are also prepared by HISP team and shared with the state based on the captured data.
  • In 2017, state's DHIS2 instance was upgraded to the recent (2.27) version to support additional features and updated functionalities (along with revamping of formats based on additional data requirements)
  • Based on recent state requirements, more than 50 RCH and CBHI reports were also developed for Maharashtra instance.
  • As a routine data monitoring support, several theme-specific dashboards have also been prepared on the state's DHIS2 instance to populate with figures being captured in various datasets; which can be shared with the state/circle level managers to view their data and its reporting trends over time.
  • To support the state for monitoring their Specialist service performance, a proposal for using tracker-based data capture has been submitted recently.