The Program Operation, Monitoring & Evaluation division at ITSU systematically reviews the reported data (service delivery data across the health facilities in India) on immunization that gets captured in the Health Management Information System and the Mother and Child Tracking System across India. The immunization dashboard provides state-specific feedback on immunization data quality on a monthly basis by analyzing data captured in HMIS and MCTS. Immunization dashboards (I-Dashboards) are shared with MoHFW, routine immunization partner organizations and immunization program managers across the states and union territories. I-Dashboards analyze timeliness of e-reporting patterns, immunization program performance in terms of immunization coverage, reporting patterns for vaccine preventable diseases and MCTS performance related to infant registration. Data in the dashboard highlights the status on training of human resources working closely with the immunization program. I-Dashboards also collate the concurrent monitoring data collected, and analyzed by the World Health Organization’s National Polio Surveillance Project. Data on immunization training is referred from the National Institute of Health and Family Welfare (NIHFW).
The PO&ME division adheres to the fixed timeline (after the 20th of every month) for reviewing the immunization data uploaded onto the HMIS and MCTS portals. As per the HMIS guidelines, it is mandatory for all states to upload monthly data of the preceding month on or before the 20th of each month. Thus, on a monthly basis, a group of states receive detailed feedback on immunization data quality issues. The PO&ME division at ITSU provides feedback to the states in the following order.
January: Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
February: Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and West Bengal.
March: Andaman & Nicobar Island, Chandigarh, Dadar & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Maharashtra, Puducherry, Punjab, Sikkim and Tamil Nadu.
Immunization dashboards aim to improve quality and use of reported data for concrete programmatic action to address the challenges in strengthening UIP.