To strengthen the development and use of integrated health information systems within a public health inspired framework in India and the South Asian region.
To enable networks of collaborative action with like-minded actors who aspire to the ideology of open source software, open standards and decentralized decision-making to create complementary strengths in providing integrated and public health friendly health information systems
HISP India is both a node in a global network called HISP Global coordinated from University of Oslo, Norway, and is helping to create a regional node around Health Information Systems for South East Asia. HISP India is comprised of a dedicated team of professionals from the domains of informatics and public health, and also draws upon the global HISP network for specific expertise as and when needed. Likewise, HISP India contributes to strengthening the global HISP network when its expertise is required. HISP India subscribes to and supports the broader HISP agenda of creating “networks of action” which seeks to strengthen collaborative action by learning and sharing about health information systems, including around software, training material and implementation experiences, in a collective network. Learning in collectives is more effective than that done in singular sites, as we learn from each other and don’t reinvent the wheel. This supports Global HISP and HISP India’s strategy towards addressing challenges of scale and sustainability.
- Create and contribute to advocacy networks that promote Open Source software and Open Standards in Public Health Systems
- Contribute towards research related to integrated Health Information architecture that has at its core, routine aggregate reporting systems, patient-based integrated District Hospital systems, Human resource for health information system, mobile-based reporting systems, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
- Contribute towards the design, development and implementation of integrated Health Information architecture including the core components described above
- Processes of design, development and implementation are based upon and guided by principles supporting participatory design and mutual learning
- Actively promote the cultivation of an information culture in Public Health Systems, such that health information becomes a strategic resource that contributes towards improving health outcomes, and is not just used for upward reporting
- Contributing to building internal capacity in health systems, such that they are able to internally sustain systems of assured quality, and scale them geographically and functionally based on their evolving needs