SYSTEME NUMERIQUE D’INFORMATION SANITAIRE INTEGRE (SNISI)
A digital system for gathering health information
Project start date : 01/07/2011
Beneficiary country : Mali
About the project
The increasing number of projects and the differences between professions (frequency, expected solutions, etc.) required increasing efforts to monitor and ensure the smooth collection of data. Trials have taught us how to reliably and occasionally collect data. But it was all carried out in independent efforts. With the SNISI, all of the data collection tools have been made interoperable (integration of processes and tools from all projects). This means that the systems are now viable in the long-term and has considerably reduced the resources needed to run them and ensure their continuous improvement and future upgrades. The following activities have been carried out: • Creation of a shared database to record data from all projects (monthly and weekly routines, community – agent – and healthcare -clinic – data. • Transmission of unified data, receipt of SMS data via modem or SMPP. • Updated database of Malian communities and clinics, with geographical data. •A single directory of all user access. • Single interface for data from every project. •Single interface for tracking data collection. All of these improvements have made the healthcare information system more effective and efficient, by harnessing the huge potential of ICT: • Single hardware infrastructure to manage • Single software to learn • Single mobile fleet • Improved responsiveness and better control of costs in setting up new projects.
Problem seeking to resolve:- Increasing number of highly varied healthcare data collection tools.- Low quality of collected data.- Delay in sending data and lack of interoperability of different platforms used.
The solution provides an automated analysis of data by its level in the healthcare pyramid, without the user requiring expertise in statistical analysis tools (SPSS, Epidata, Epiinfo, Excel, etc). This facilitates fact-based local, regional, and national planning and decision-making.
5 Full-Time equivalents
4 Service providers
5 000 000
Number of beneficiaries since launch