Field Detail
Theme Health
Code PH-HS-1.13
Sub-theme Health Systems
Name Health - % health facilities connected to the internet
Definition Number of hospitals, and health clinics with internet connection (dial-up or broad-band)
Calculation/Formula (Number of health facilities with internet connection / Total number of health facilities) x 100
Unit of Measure %
Limitations Does not address level or type of use or quality of connection
Purpose/Rationale Health are key sectors for use of ICTs to improve outcomes
Policy Linkages MDG - many development agencies note that MDGs cannot be met without use of ITCs
Preferred Data Sources National Administrative Data
Primary Data Collection System Survey - SPC contacting national ministries and agencies
Frequency of Data Collection Annual
SPC Responsibility - Data Management SDP
SPC Programme PHD
Numerator Number of health facilities with internet connection
Denominator Total number of health facilities
Factor x100
Unit %