What is iSIKHNAS?
An overview of Indonesia's new integrated animal health information system.
iSIKHNAS is one of the most powerful and comprehensive electronic field animal health information collection systems in the world. It has been founded on strong principles which place the people living and working in rural communities at the heart of the system while still providing tailor made data analysis solutions for all its users and stakeholders.
The data collected from routine and priority field disease reports, laboratory submissions and results, slaughter and production data as well as priority disease investigations can be accessed in real-time as they become available for use in stronger, evidence-based decision making for disease and resource management.
Data is recorded from the field via SMS, Instant Messaging, spreadsheet or online data submission. The data is immediately available to data users for good decision making for control and prevention activities.
iSIKHNAS uses everyday technology to manage a wide range of data collected for different purposes so that it can be used in an integrated way for analysis and decision making.
Everyone involved in animal health will benefit. Farmers will have easier access to veterinary services. Field staff will have much less paperwork. Decision makers at every level will have access to real time data. Production and breeding will be better monitored. Animal movements will be better managed. The service iSIKHNAS provides at all levels will assist in a great many wider areas to do with resource planning and management.
Paravets and vets, village reporters, abattoirs, laboratories, inseminators, veterinary public health, quarantine, vaccinators, and even many farmers... and more.
iSIKHNAS is managed by a committee supported by technical expertise groups. Coordinators in regions, provinces and districts provide day to day support to the people closest to the animals and their owners - the field level staff, the system's data reporters.
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