Assessment of Health Management Information System Practice on HIV/AIDS Related Commodities in Public Health Facility Found in Harar Town, Ethiopia
International Journal of Sustainability Management and Information Technologies
Volume 5, Issue 1, June 2019, Pages: 1-7
Received: Dec. 21, 2018;
Accepted: Jan. 24, 2019;
Published: Mar. 11, 2019
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Ahmed Bedru, Department of Pharmacy, Haramaya University, Harar, Ethiopia
Rebik Shukure, Department of Nursing, Salale University, Oromia, Ethiopia
Kalkidan Derese, Department of Pharmacy, Haramaya University, Harar, Ethiopia
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Health information systems generate information to inform health planners and decision makers on what is happening at the delivery facilities. Health Management Information System (HMIS) improves health management; which is pre-requisite for good health care delivery services. HMIS is there to fill the gap between disease occurrences or health problems and the response of the health service providers. A successful Pharmaceutical Management Information System (PMIS) is able to synthesize the large volume of data generated by pharmaceutical management operations. This study was aim to assess the practice of HMIS on HIV/AIDS related commodities in public health facilities found in Harar town, Ethiopia from March 27- April 27, 2018. The study was conducted a cross sectional study design and used quantitative data collection techniques to gather the required information. Among all health facilities majority (87.5%) of health facilities, used HMIS in their store, while 12.5% of Health facilities was not used HMIS. Out of all public health, three fourth of health facilities (75%) had a computer to manage patient and drug related information and 12.5% health facilities had not computer and they were used manual records for managing information in their pharmacies. One third of health facilities (62.5%) were used daily ART register for recording information on the quantity of ART drugs dispensed. The study also revealed that one hospital was used only Stock card to record information on the quantity of ARV drugs in the store and 37.5% were used Bin card, 50%) were used both Stock card and Bin card. Lack of training, (Adjusted odds ratio (AOR) =3.02, 95% CI (1.8-4.6)), lack of skilled manpower (AOR=1.9, 95% CI (1.2-2.5) and lack of budget (AOR=3.8, 95%CI (2.1-5.7) were factors having statically significant associations with Health Management Information System Practice.
Information System, Practice, Health Management
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Assessment of Health Management Information System Practice on HIV/AIDS Related Commodities in Public Health Facility Found in Harar Town, Ethiopia, International Journal of Sustainability Management and Information Technologies.
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