Geo microplanning and monitoring for data collection
Ensure data quality through clear responsibilities and strong error prevention.
Iaso is an open source platform for planning and monitoring data collection.
It supports management of a master list of facilities and regions with geographical information, which are then used to structure planning, data collection, and monitoring by sub regions.
It supports highly structured data collection based on hierarchy, which prevents errors and ensures clearer responsibilities.
Iaso aims to prevent data fragmentation and lack of standardisation that can lead to duplicative efforts, imprecise metrics, time consuming data integration efforts and errors. This lack of data accuracy can have devastating effects during for example outbreaks.
Iaso is used in more than 10 countries by ministries of health, NGO and international agencies in support of data collection efforts improving health information systems. It has a strong integration with the commonly used DHIS2 software for health data monitoring, especially to help maintain an up to date master facility list.
Georegistry – Microplanning – Data Collection
Iaso provides a number of core features in support of data collection: data collection based on the xlsform format through an offline working mobile application, an advanced web dashboard, application programming interfaces (APIs) usable for data science and bi-directional integration with DHIS2.
The data management platform has three main components:
That is used to manage, update and validate multiple master lists of org. units, including their geographical features, through the unification of multiple data sources.
Data collection tool
That supports structured data collection based on the well know standard XLSForm popularized by ODK.
The tool supports planning of activities based on location, for example to assign health centers to visit to teams of external monitors for annual review.