Vsmart Extensions
Community Health Information System (CHIS)

This is a relatively newer category of health information systems especially in sub-saharan Africa and specifically in Kenya in terms of relative maturity and advancement.

Community Health Information System (CHIS) is defined as a system or collection of systems that are implemented to support Level 1 health service delivery according to the Government of Kenya's Ministry of Health. This includes systems intended to aggregate the services delivered, as well as individual person health record systems, which can be described as extensions of facility based EMRs. mHealth technologies are especially suited for this type of implementations.

IntelliSOFT Kenya provides the following services in this regard;

  • Comprehensive analysis and assessment of menu of health services provided at the community level for purposes of developing appropriate information systems using appropriate technology
  • Design and development of appropriate information systems using appropriate information technology.
  • Integration of CHIS with facility health information systems and with national health information systems for purposes of sharing health information.