Richard Stanley

Partner Locally or Fail Repeatedly
The technical nature of international development work means that to get ahead, there is a pressure to specialize. Many staff become experts within silos without always enjoying the benefits of trying something new through immersion in other spheres of development work. That can particularly true within the emerging field of public-sector technology innovation. Familiarity with the methods of dot.coms is important, but are there blind spots for...
Feature requests!
The latest roadmap for iHRIS is here: https://trello.com/b/PnyMpHsl/ihris-roadmap The developer community is asking for any and all feedback on features that you want to see in iHRIS Manage, Train, and Qualify. Are there features you want to see in the iHRIS suite? Are the new features you need for your use cases prioritized? Is there an old feature you want changed or upgraded? Please reply in the Google Group! https://groups.google.com/forum...
JIRA for iHRIS Bug and Feature Tracking
We have some special news. There is now an open JIRA issue tracker for the iHRIS suite of workforce management tools at https://rt.ihris.org/jira/login.jsp Anyone can sign up for an account to watch or create an issue, such as to log a bug or request a feature. IntraHealth has been using JIRA since late last year at IntraHealth and have had a great experience with it. For important announcements, please makes sure to sign-up for the Google Group...
3 Ways To Invest in Interoperable Health Information Systems
We know that interoperability is key to improving the effectiveness and resilience of health information systems. As we've said before , it’s crucial to overcoming the fragmented and proprietary global health information systems we have today, and can allow governments and their stakeholders to make the most of their data, including extending, upgrading, and preserving it. Yet how do we move from that lofty goal to practical action? For us at...
Why Data Interoperability Matters to Global Health
Predictive analytics, rapid diagnostics, and portable, personal medical records promise a future where health systems are stronger and more efficient, and where anyone can live a longer, healthier, fuller life. But one of the prerequisites for this promised transformation is that health systems—whether they’re for diagnostics or patient records or lab results—are interoperable, meaning they can quickly and seamlessly exchange data using open...
How to Have Happier Users and Better Health Data with Faster Apps
I’ve done my share of training district health officers and others in low-resource settings. I know that the vast majority of health workers who report data in district offices or health facilities in the low- and middle-income countries where IntraHealth International works are on congested 2G mobile networks in small towns. Which means they’re waiting—waiting for web applications to load over poor Internet connections. Complete and accurate...