Exploring mHealth Applications for the iHRIS Software
According to a report on global mobile trends released by infoDev and the World Bank, three out of four people worldwide have access to mobile phones. This signals great potential for mobile health applications. Mobile health (or mhealth) solutions are among the strategies IntraHealth International already employs in supporting frontline health workers who are combatting HIV/AIDS. In the coming year, we will also be exploring how best to port iHRIS functionality to the mobile phone, such as by allowing health workers to check leave balances, identify when a paycheck has been deposited, or submit skills updates. This is an exciting area of development that is changing rapidly. We're looking forward to working with the implementers of the iHRIS software to discover how they would like to access and use iHRIS via mobile phones.