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Health Information Management and Decision-Making

4th Term
Health Policy and Management
Academic Year
2023 - 2024
Instruction Method
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Next Offered
2024 - 2025
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
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 50% Assignments
  • 25% Midterm
  • 25% Final Exam
Enrollment Restriction
Only students enrolled in the MPH program with IIHMR, Jaipur are permitted in this section
Special Comments

This section is offered in Jaipur, India