HealthIT is a USAID/Kenya funded activity led by the University of Nairobi through UNES (University of Nairobi Enterprises and Services). It works collaboratively with the Government of Kenya (GoK)- Ministry of Health to contribute to evidence-based decision making by health stakeholders in Kenya. This groundbreaking collaboration is aimed at strengthening national Information systems that support reporting, provide data for decision making and improving human capacity on use of health systems, quality data capture and reporting.
With a view of achieving integration and interoperability of Health Information systems, the activity is strengthening NHIS systems such as DHIS2, MFL, MCUL, EMR/EHRs, LMIS, DSL and DATIM through system enhancement and facilitation of data exchange. To map out the different Implementation Partners in Kenya, HealthIT is developing and maintaining a reporting platform for USAID (PHES) and a Joint Partners Reporting Portal (JPRP) with Partner attribution of results in the DHIS2. Data alignment for 27 PEPFAR priority counties has been an important task to achieve congruency of data reported in DATIM and DHIS2. The activity is also closely working with Department of Children services (DCS) in system enhancement of CPIMS and with AfyaUgavi on Visualization of Malaria Data through Creation of Dashboards on the DHIS2.
USAID HealthIT Year 5 Results Framework
The Results Framework is a graphic portrayal of the development hypotheses through which USAID HealthIT expects to achieve its overall goal. It displays the outcomes of its purpose and how these contribute to the goal of the project.
HealthIT County-Proximate University model
Sustainability of gains made through the University of Nairobi and MoH is being extended through a county proximate-university model aimed at addressing county HIS needs. The activity is therefore building capacity of the universities’ faculty and students through DHIS2 academies, generation of HIS research questions and HIS hackathons to enable them to provide technical support to the County Health Management Team. Research findings on Health Informatics track being supported by University of Nairobi School of Computing and Informatics are aimed at informing key national policies through collaboration with the Ministry of Health and other USAID SI mechanisms such as Tupime Kaunti. With a 24-month(Oct 2021-Sep 2023) project contract extension the scope of the activity has included: scale up of KenyaEMR for maximized patient care in USAID supported health facilities and development and inclusion of additional County Proximate Universities: Chuka University, Kabarak University and Technical University of Mombasa.
Supporting Migori, Homa Bay, Kisii & Nyamira counties
Supporting Kakamega, Bungoma, Uasin Gishu & Trans Nzoia counties
Supporting Kisumu, Vihiga, Busia & Siaya counties
Supporting Kericho, Bomet, Nandi & Narok counties
Supporting Tharaka Nithi, Embu, Meru & Kirinyaga counties
Supporting Nakuru, Elgeyo Marakwet, Baringo & Laikipia counties
Supporting Mombasa, Kilifi, Kwale & Taita Taveta counties