Breif Note
• To provide qualitative and quantitative data that is essential for identifying bottlenecks at all program delivery and decision making level for initiating prompt corrective actions.
• Create and maintain a composite database/information that can be used to evaluate health policies, programs and for planning purposes.
• Assessing the efficiency of health services.
• To disseminate timely information to the users and give feedback.
• To develop integrated standardized health indicators for assessing the overall health performance.
• To conduct facilitative supervision at all functioning levels.
Flow of Data
Use of HMIS
 National & State level
    * Policy and strategy formulation
    *Evaluation & impact assessment
 State & District level
    *Management & monitoring
    *Intervention design
    *Systems strengthening
 Sub-District level (Block, PHC, sub-Center, facilities)
    *Efficient and effective data collation
    *Improvements in data quality (complete, timely, & accurate)
    *Data analysis at site
    *Data interpretation
    *Translation of data into action
    *Data driven intervention
2-way feedback mechanism:
    *Status of achievement against a target
    *Comparisons with facilities and time periods
    *Reminders about service delivery due dates can also generated and be sent to the Service Providers on their mobile phones to assist them with their work.
    *To improve data quality and reliability
    *To promote ownership
The key to data quality is the use of information.the more regularly it is used, the more the seriousness with which data is entered and problems in flow and analysis are sorted out!! And for this feedback at every level is a must