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Building a Web-Based Decision Support System


As countries strengthen their data infrastructures, global health professionals increasingly need data from multiple sources for monitoring programs and for preventing and controlling the spread of epidemics. To accomplish this, countries are developing health information exchange protocols — also called interoperability layers or health information mediators — and establishing data repositories.

This working paper is a companion to MEASURE Evaluation’s Decision Support System (DSS) tool prototype. It explores the process of linking to systems using DHIS 2, DHS data, and the Microsoft Access and Excel legacy programs. It also discusses the graphic and geographic information system (GIS) functionality standards that should be included in a DSS. JSI/MEASURE, 2018

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