News: Health Information Systems

Join the Discussion About Implementing Open Source Software
A longer version of this post was originally published on the Global Health Workforce Alliance Members’ Platform . Capacity Plus is the featured member in March. We encourage you to join and contribute to the discussion. The World Health Organization recognizes a key component to achieving universal health coverage is “ a sufficient capacity of well-trained, motivated health workers .” For many countries, successfully...
Harnessing Open Source Software in African Healthcare Information Systems
Open Source Software (OSS) is distributed under a license that gives users the freedom to run, study, modify and redistribute the code without restriction. Linux’s operating system, Apache Web server, MySQL database and PHP hypertext processing language are examples of common OSS in use today. OSS can be easily customized to meet specific needs and can be deployed on small and large settings, such as high performance hardware platforms and...
African Health Community Prioritizes HR Information Systems
The East, Central and Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA) strives to strengthen human resources for health (HRH) to help member states achieve the Millennium Development Goals and other development targets. At ECSA’s recent Directors’ Joint Consultative Committee Meeting in Tanzania (September 4-7), Capacity Project staff presented on the Africa Health Workforce Observatory and highlighted examples from several countries developing human...
African Health Ministers Commit to Strengthen HR Information Systems
Ministers of Health from 14 countries in East, Central and Southern Africa have adopted resolutions supporting the development of national health workforce observatories (PDF) and acknowledging that strong human resources information systems are necessary for informed policy decisions. The officials passed the resolutions during the 44th Conference of Health Ministers in Arusha, Tanzania, March 12-16. The Capacity Project helped to establish a...
Linking HRIS with HMIS
Paul Kiwanuka-Mukiibi, Capacity Project Country Coordinator for Uganda, demonstrated the Uganda Human Resources Information System (HRIS) at USAID ’s HMIS meeting in Maputo, Mozambique. The Capacity Project is exploring avenues for ensuring that our HRIS efforts are coordinated with on-going (broader) health information systems work led by USAID or other donors, such as World Bank. It is important that HR information be closely linked with more...