Installation, use and Maintenance of DHIS2 Course

Installation, use and Maintenance of DHIS2 Course

INTRODUCTION

The District Health Information Software (DHIS) is used in more than 40 countries around the world. DHIS 2 is a tool for collection, validation, analysis, and presentation of aggregate and patient-based statistical data, tailored (but not limited) to integrated health information management activities. It is a tool with an open meta-data model and a flexible user interface that allows the user to design the contents of a specific information system without the need for programming. DHIS2 and upwards is a modular web-based software package built with free and open source Java frameworks.

Health data and information is considered to be under-documented due to improper basic health and demographic record-keeping. IRES have organized this training that aims at building the capacity of researchers, health record managers and practitioners to monitor, manage and maintain demographic data and health information in a much more efficient and accurate way than using papers. This training course on Installation, Use and Maintenance of DHIS 2, will equip the participants with necessary skills and knowledge on how to report, analyze and disseminate data for all health programs.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Health administrators, Health Information System Officers, researchers, field workers,

DURATION

5 Days

OBJECTIVES

  • DHIS 2 set up
  • Understand what DHIS 2 is and what purpose it serves with respect to health information systems (HIS)
  • DHIS 2 key features supporting data collection, validation, visualization, presentation and information use
  • What are the major technological considerations when it comes to deploying DHIS 2
  • Data collection and data entry;
  • Data analysis and data visualization;
  • Data quality with DHIS 2;
  • Data elements, data sets and indicators;
  • Event capture, event visualizer, event report and tracker capture
  • DHIS 2 configuration to monitor health related indicators and progress towards targets such as international development goals
  • What are some of the benefits and challenges with using DHIS for HIS

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION TO DHIS 2 AND INFORMATION USE

  • Health information management and related concepts
  • Different kind of data needed by health planners and decision makers
  • Sources of data
  • Legal and ethical requirement
  • Benefits of using DHIS2
  • Organizational units
  • Information cycle
  1. Exercise: List the information systems that the health system uses

MODULE 2: BASIC USE AND FUNCTION OF DHIS2 SOFTWARE

  • Installation of DHIS 2
  • Key terms
  • Components of DHIS2
  • Strategy for getting started
  • Indicators
  • Data element
  • Data sets and data entry forms
  • Data set management
  • Data set categories
  • Adding a new section form
  • Customs forms
  • Scripting in custom forms
  • Data assignment editor
  • Pivot table design
  • Connecting to the DHIS2 data base
  • Dealing with large amounts of data
  • The my datamart tool
  1. Exercise : Producing pivot tables
  • Data visualization
  • Charts and graphs
  • Charts and dashboards
  1. Exercise :Building charts

MODULE 3: DATA DESIGN AND DATA COLLECTION

  • Data set
  • Data set management
  • Data set categories
  • Data entry forms
  • Adding a new section form
  • Customs forms
  • Scripting in custom forms
  • Data assignment editor
  1. Exercise: Data entry

MODULE 4: GIS MAPS

  • Introduction to GIS
  • Usefulness of GIS maps
  • Thematic layer
  • Maps consideration
  • Editing and navigation
  1. Exercise: creating maps in DHIS2

MODULE 5: DATA QUALITY AND VALIDATION

  • Measuring data quality
  • Reasons for poor data quality
  • What makes quality data
  • Common data quality check
  • Data validation analysis
  • Validation rules
  • Improving data quality
  1. Exercise : Using DHIS 2 to improve data quality

MODULE 6: IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY

  • Data analysis processing
  • Data maintenance and managing changes to the database
  • Meta-data set up
  • Import and export of data
  • Aggregation
  • Preparing repots and other information products

METHODOLOGY

The instructor-led pieces of training are delivered using a combined learning approach and comprise of presentations, practical sessions, and online tutorials. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professionals and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.

ACCREDITATION

Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with Profound Research Services (PRC) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).

TRAINING VENUE

The training will be held at PRC Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for travel expenses, visa application(where applicable), insurance among other personal expenses.

ACCOMMODATION AND AIRPORT PICKUP

Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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TAILOR-MADE

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our PRC Training Centre or at a convenient location.

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PAYMENT

Payment should be transferred to PRC account through bank on or before C.O.B. 1st June 2021.

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Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Event Date 06-07-2021 9:00 am
Event End Date 06-18-2021 1:00 pm
Cut off date 06-01-2021
Individual Price KSH 70,000.00
Location Kisumu
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