Background: Health management information system (HMIS) is a system that allows for the collection, storage, compilation, transmission, analysis and usage of health data that assist decision makers and stakeholders manage and plan resources at every level of health service. The objective was to assess Health Management Information System (HMIS) implementation in south west shewa, oromia, central Ethiopia 2019.
Methods and Materials: The assessment was conducted in south west Shewa from August 17 to 25, 2019. Facility based cross sectional study design was employed and 22 health centers were included in the study. Collected data was entered in Epi-data and analyzed using SPSS 23 and Microsoft excel 2010.
Results: Among health centers assessed 58% and 92% had HMIS unit and electric power respectively. In all woredas HMIS focal person was assigned and trained on information use. At health center level HMIS recording and reporting, indicator reference, NCoD and information use manuals availability were 25%, 33%, 17% and 58% respectively. The study shows that implementation of information display, and functionality of PMT were 74% and 58% respectively. During the assessment interviewed midwives on the service delivery unit only 75% of health center define and record new and repeat acceptor of family planning according to the national revised HMIS indicators. Also 67% of health officer assigned to outpatient department define new and repeat and filled in the register properly and some of them didn’t use NCoD to classify HMIS disease classification.
Conclusions: Health management information System (HMIS) in south west shewa zone was not fully implemented and there is a challenge related to improving data accuracy, access to computerized HMIS data and competencies to analyze, interpret and use of HMIS data at health center levels. Also, presence of reporting mechanism, displaying information and feedback mechanism were poor at health center level. Therefore, it is important to function performance monitoring team meeting and supportive supervision regularly at all levels.