Archives of Medical Research and Health Sciences  ( ISSN : 2994-6379 )

Using HMIS Data and Its Determinants in Health Facilities in East Wollega, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia: Cross-Sectional Study Based on Medical Facilities

 Ronald Senyonga   Moses Mukuru   Suzanne Kiwanuka

Abstract :


Background: The Health Management Information System "HMIS" is an essential component of a health system designed to provide critical data for continuous quality improvement at all levels of healthcare management. Good quality data is an important aspect of healthcare planning, management, and decision-making. Information on data quality and information use in the study area is limited. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the use of HMIS data and its determinants in healthcare settings in East Wollega, Ethiopia.

Method: A cross-sectional study was performed. Data was collected using a structured questionnaire and pre-tested through interviews. Data analysis was performed by SPSS for Windows version 20.0. Bivariate and multivariate logistic regression were performed. The P <0.05 value is used to declare statistically significant variables.

Results: Research shows that the level of use of HMIS data for various decision-making purposes is 57.9%. The level of data quality in terms of timeliness of reporting, completeness, and accuracy of data is 70%, 78.2%, and 48%, respectively. The use of HMIS data showed a significant association with employee motivation (AOR = 2.07, 95% CI = 1.12, 4.29), and decisions based on superior directives (AOR). = 2.46, 95% CI = 1.10, 5.49) and monitor the performance of healthcare professionals (AOR=4.07, 95% CI=1.29, 12.83).

Conclusion: Employee motivation, performance monitoring, and higher-level directive-based decisions are believed to be the determinants of HMIS data usage. THEREFORE, Policymakers and stakeholders in the region should focus interventions on these identified factors to improve the use of HMIS data to deliver quality healthcare services. for community.


HMIS Data, Data Quality, Health Facility, East Wollega, Ethiopia.