Digital Health: Strengthening family planning systems through time and resource efficiencies

What is the program enhancement that can intensify the impact of High Impact Practices (HIPs) in family planning? Use digital technologies to support health systems and service delivery for family planning.

This new HIP brief summarizes the experience and evidence for the most commonly used digital health technologies aimed at supporting health systems and providers. Key messages from the brief include:

  • Family planning indicators should be incorporated into new and existing digital health and logistics management information systems.
  • More research is needed about when and how digital applications for provider support are most effective, efficient, and scalable.
  • Mobile money and electronic financial transactions have the potential to provide efficiency and transparency of health care financing and transactions.