Research & Publications

HISP INDIA provides services around a suite of health informatics products for public health sector. We contribute in capacity building and implementation support, research, a PhD program,and hosting the core DHIS2 software development team.


Assessment of the ability of the Health Management Information System in India to use information for action.


A mini-thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Public Health at the School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape.The primary aim of the thesis was to assess the existing Health Management Information System (HMIS) in India with respect to its ability to support the use of information for action in priority areas identified by the national and state governments.
Date: July 2011

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Publications and Editorials


1. Institutionalizing Information Systems for Universal Health Coverage in Primary Healthcare and the Need for New Forms of Institutional Work.

Sahay, S., Nielsen, P., & Aanestad, M
Year : 2019
Communications of the Association for Information Systems, (2019) 44(1),pp-pp.
DOI : 10.17705/1CAIS.04403

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2. Public health information systems for primary health care in India: A situational analysis study

Dharamjeet Singh Faujdar, Sundeep Sahay, Tarundeep Singh, Harashish Jindal Rajesh Kumar
Year : 2019
Journal of Family Medicine & Primary care (2019) Volume 8, Issue : 11, Page : 3640-3646

3. Sinking Under Its Own Weight: Case of Aadhaar Mediated Entitlements in India.

Mukherjee, A., & Sahay, S
Year : 2019
Cell Culture Techniques, (2019) 472–485.
DOI : 10.1007/978-3-030-18400-1_39

4. Strengthening health systems through informatics capacity development among doctors in low-resource contexts: the Sri Lankan experience

Pandula Siribaddana, Roshan Hewapathirana, chala U Jayatilleke, Sundeep Sahay & Vajira HW Dissanayake
Year : 2019
WHO South-East Asia Journal of Public Health (2019) September 8(2), pp 87-94.

5. Conceptualizing development in information and communication technology for development (ICT4D)

Yingqin Zheng, Mathias Hatakka, Sundeep Sahay & Annika Andersson
Year : 2018
Information Technology for Development (2018)
DOI : 10.1080/02681102.2017.1396020 _39

6. Grand challenges of public health: How can health information systems support facing them?

Sundeep Sahay, Petter Nielsen & Murodillo Latifov
Year : 2018
Health Policy and Technology
DOI : https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hlpt.2018.01.009

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7. Healthcare information technology for development: improvements in people’s lives through innovations in the uses of technologies

Solomon Negash, Philip Musa, Doug Vogel & Sundeep Sahay
Year : 2018
Information Technology for Development, (2018) 24:2, 189-197
DOI : 10.1080/02681102.2018.1422477

8. Understanding the Effects of Decentralization on Health Information Systems in Developing Countries: A Case of Devolution in Kenya

Ayub MANYA, Sundeep SAHAY, Jørn BRAA & Belina SHISIA
Year : 2018
IST-Africa 2018 Conference
Paul Cunningham and Miriam Cunningham (Eds)
IIMC International Information Management Corporation, 2018
ISBN: 978-1-905824-59-5


Review Articles


1. Participative review : Health Information Strategy 2009-2014

Year : 2015
Final report of the review team

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2. A Quiet Revolution : Strengthening the Routine Health Information System in Bangladesh

A publication in the German Health Practice Collection who aims to share good practices and lessons learned from health and social protection projects around the world.

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3. Institutional Shaping of Affordances Implications on Information Use in Global Humanitarian Organizations

An aim to study a large humanitarian organization (MSF), and analyze some of their processes around the design and development of their “humanitarian health management information system.”
Ayub MANYA, Sundeep SAHAY, Jørn BRAA & Belina SHISIA
Year : 2019
Chapter In book Information and Communication Technologies for Development. Strengthening Southern-Driven Cooperation as a Catalyst for ICT4D, (2019) pp.496-507
DOI : 10.1007978-3-030-18400-1_41


4.Free and open source software as global public goods? What are the distortions and how do we address them?

Sundeep Sahay
Year : 2019
Electronic Journal Info Sys Dev Countries. 2019;85:e12080
DOI : https://doi.org/10.1002/isd2.12080

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5.Challenges and opportunities of using DHIS2 to strengthen health information systems in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: A regional approach

Sahay, S., Rashidian, A., & Doctor, H. V
Year : 2019
The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, e12108
DOI : 10.1002/isd2.12108


6. Humanitarian Health Information Systems: different challenges and responses

An aim to study a large humanitarian organization (MSF), and analyze some of their processes around the design and development of their “humanitarian health management information system.”
Ayub MANYA, Sundeep SAHAY, Jørn BRAA & Belina SHISIA
Year : 2018
Twenty-Sixth European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS2018)
Portsmouth,UK, 2018
Research Papers. 188

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7.ICTS and health in developing countries: Understanding the role of identity

Esther Namatovu and Sundeep Sahay
Year : 2018

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8.Enabling knowledge structures to sustain ICT interventions

Esther Namatovu and Sundeep Sahay
Year : 2018

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Archive


1. Annual Health Statistical Bulletin

Year : 2008

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2. Support Development of Curricula and Monitor Pre-Service and In-Service Training Programs in HMIS

Year : 2007

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3. Challenges for Routine Health System Data Management in a Large Public Programme to Prevent Mother-to-Child HIV  Transmission in South Africa

Mate KS, Bennett B, Mphatswe W, Barker P, Rollins N (2009) Challenges for Routine Health System Data Management in a Large Public Programme to Prevent Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission in South Africa. PLoS ONE 4(5): e5483. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0005483

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4. Critically study openness : A way forward

Petter Nielsen,Department of Informatics, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
                       Correspondence: pnielsen@ifi.uio.no
Sundeep Sahay,Department of Informatics, University of Oslo and HISP India, Noida, India

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5. A Mobile Phone-based ICT solution for reporting and tracking unreported reproductive health problems in the outlier communities of Kerala,India

Year : 2013
Thomas, Manoj; Narayan, Poornima; and Christian, Cynthia, "A MOBILE PHONE-BASED ICT SOLUTION FOR REPORTING AND TRACKING UNREPORTED REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH PROBLEMS IN THE OUTLIER COMMUNITIES OF KERALA, INDIA." (2012). ECIS 2012 Proceedings. Paper 36.http://aisel.aisnet.org/ecis2012/36

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6. Lot Quality Assurance Sampling Survey in Liberia MEASURE Evaluation SPECIAL REPORT

Year : February 2012
How Can Routine Health Information?; Assessing the Evidence Base

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7. Move it:  Report on Monitoring of Vital Events using Information Technology

Year : 2012

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8. Country health information systems :  A review of the current situation and trends

Year : 2011
WHO Library Cataloguing-in-Publication Data
1.Public health - statistics. 2.Information systems. 3.Vital statistics. 4.Public health informatics - methods. 5.Data collection - standards. 6.Developing countries. I.World Health Organization.
ISBN 978 92 4 156423 6 (NLM classification: W 26.5)

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9. Study of Public Health IT Systems in India

Year : 2011
Background Study for ICT subgroup of Sector Innovation Council in Health.

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