The DHIS 2 is a tool for collection, validation, analysis, and presentation of aggregate and transactional data, tailored (but not limited) to integrated health information management activities. It is a generic tool rather than a pre-configured database application, with an open meta-data model and a flexible user interface that allows the user to design the contents of a specific information system without the need for programming.
This flexibility opens up for a wide range of use cases, including 1) integrated national HIS architectures with powerful data management and data analysis tools, 2) facility registries and service availability mapping, and 3) mobile-based tracking of pregnant mothers in rural communities. By combining all these data sources as well as data from external systems into one centrally managed online system, DHIS 2 can become a truly integrated HIS.
DHIS 2 is open source software released under the BSD license and can be used at no cost.