Performance on Health Outcomes Index


Ajit Kumar AJIT KUMARWISDOM IAS, New Delhi.



The government think tank NITI Aayog in December 2016, rolled out a ‘Performance on Health Outcomes’ index that will rank various States on the basis of their performance on measurable health indicators.

It includes indicators in the domains of health outcomes governance and information and a few key inputs and processes. This initiative is envisioned to bring about the much required improvements in social sector outcomes, which have not kept pace with the economic growth in this country. It will be used to propel action in the States to improve health outcomes and improve data collection systems.
Monitorable indicators that form a part of Sustainable Development Goal in Health have been included in order to align these initiatives. It is anticipated that this health index will assist in State level monitoring of performance, serve as an input for providing performance based incentives and improvement in health outcomes, thereby also meeting the citizens’ expectations.  

The exercise involves the participation of several partners including technical assistance from the World Bank, mentor agencies to hand-hold States, where required, during the exercise and third party organizations to validate the data submitted prior to calculation of the index. Data will be entered and results published on a dynamic web portal hosted by NITI Aayog.
 
Features-

- Capture the annual incremental improvements of the states, rather than focusing on historical achievements.

- Includes indicators in the domains of health outcomes governance and information and a few key inputs and processes.


- Envisioned to bring about the much required improvements in social sector outcomes, which have not so far kept pace with the economic growth of the country.

- Mainly will be used to propel actions of states to improve health outcomes and improve data collection systems.

- Includes monitorable indicators that form part of Sustainable Development Goal in Health.

- Serve as an input for providing performance-based incentives, assist in State-level monitoring of performance and improvement in health outcomes.







Tuesday, 27th Jun 2017, 07:24:26 PM

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