Does anyone happen to know of software that can help public health programs track data not required to be reported to the state?
In general each PH program here use very different state mandated systems. A comprehensive system to store, analyze, and review data not required to be input into these systems does not exist. I need a way to fill in these data gaps. Also, the items tracked in the software program need to be modifiable since each program wants to review vastly different metrics.
First, I would like to say thank you for all the wonderful answers! I appreciate you all taking the time to help out.
Second, I thought I would clarify our needs a bit better.
We do have a software program to store, view, and track the progress of projects and programs. It also creates Dashboard reports. Currently, however, we can only track data input into state systems. While these metrics are important, there are additional metrics our programs would like to monitor. We would like to find a system that will help us track these additional metrics. I have creating decent tracking tool in Excel, but a more sophisticated system is preferable.
Ex of a metric: The percent of time each person and/ or program spends in the community vs. in clinics vs. in schools. This would be self-reported data that staff would be able to track in the system.
Again, the items tracked in the program need to be modifiable since each program wants to review vastly different metrics.
I realize this is a very specific request, and don’t expect such a program to exist. On the other hand, it never hurts to reach out!
Again, thank you for your time and support in responding.