iHRIS Manage supports Ministry of Health and other service delivery organizations to track, manage, deploy, and map the health workforce.
iHRIS Manage enables an organization to design and manage a comprehensive human resources strategy. It typically resides with an employer of health workers, such as a Ministry of Health or a health facility. It tracks detailed information about health workers throughout their employment, including where they are deployed, salary history, promotions and transfers, qualifications, in-service training courses, and reasons for attrition. iHRIS Manage also tracks open positions and applicants.
Effective health workforce management is crucial for countries to address health worker shortages and meet the health care needs of their people. HR managers and other decision-makers require up-to-date and accurate data on the current number of employed health workers, where they are deployed, and what their skill sets and salaries are, as well as information on vacant posts and migration. Unfortunately, many countries lack this information, or they store it in paper files or electronic databases that do not link together, making it difficult to locate employee records or aggregate data for analysis.
A computerized and integrated human resources information system (HRIS) enables countries to more easily collect, maintain, and analyze health workforce data. The global iHRIS community’s free and open source HRIS solutions supply health-sector leaders with information they need to track, manage, and plan the health workforce.
iHRIS Manage, an HR management application, enables decision-makers to collect, manage, and analyze detailed information about employed health workers and applicants. iHRIS Manage can be used at ministries of health, district health offices, health-care facilities, private-sector organizations, and even sectors beyond health care. This open source software is free and can be customized to meet a specific country’s or organization’s needs.
iHRIS Manage supports organizations in designing a comprehensive HR strategy and managing its workforce effectively and efficiently. An HR professional can create a hierarchy of positions based on standard job titles, classifications, and descriptions, even for positions spread over diverse geographic locations, offices, and facilities. HR staff can track job applications for open positions, assign employees to fill positions, and maintain a searchable database of all applicants and employees. An HR manager can track each employee’s history within the organization and record the reason for employment termination or departure.
Once iHRIS Manage is installed, it can be modified as needed to conform to HR policies and procedures. The software can produce standard or customized reports for analysis by decision-makers to answer a wide variety of key policy and management questions.
The following features ensure the security and accuracy of data stored in the system:
Several countries have implemented iHRIS Manage to help manage their health workforce and customized the software to meet local needs. iHRIS Manage is being used in Botswana, Chad, Ghana, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Mali, Namibia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, and Uganda, among other countries.
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