Commitment Levels of Health Care Providers in Using the District Health Information System and the Associated Factors for Decision Making in Resource-Limited Settings: Cross-sectional Survey Study

Kanfe S. G. , Endehabtu B. F. , Ahmed M. H. , Mengestie N. D. , Tilahun B.

JMIR MEDICAL INFORMATICS, vol.9, no.3, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.2196/23951
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Keywords: commitment, district health information system, decision making, performance monitoring, health facilities, information use


Background: Changing the culture of information use, which is one of the transformation agendas of the Ministry of Health of Ethiopia, cannot become real unless health care providers are committed to using locally collected data for evidence-based decision making. The commitment of health care providers has paramount influence on district health information system 2 (DHIS2) data utilization for decision making. Evidence is limited on health care providers' level of commitment to using DHIS2 data in Ethiopia. Therefore, this study aims to fill this evidence gap.