News: Health Workforce Information

Partnering to Strengthen Health Information in West Africa
Capacity Plus is teaming up with other organizations and projects to improve health information – including data on the health workforce – in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). On April 11, Professor Kayode Odusote, former director of human resources development of the West African Health Organization (WAHO), represented the project at The Meeting of Technical and Financial Partners Involved in the Field of...
Linking Up to Use Health Information for Improving Health Outcomes
Today, Dr. Alvin Marcelo, director of the University of the Philippines Manila National Telehealth Center, will present iHRIS Manage to the country’s Secretary of Health at a “Connectathon." iHRIS Manage is designed for managing the health workforce—a Ministry of Health, district health office, or health care facility can use it to manage and analyze information about employed health workers and applicants. It is part of the larger iHRIS Suite...
New Versions of iHRIS Software Strengthen Management of Health Workforce Information
We recently announced new versions of iHRIS Manage and iHRIS Qualify . The 4.0.12 versions introduce new data management tools for cleansing data, an important step for aggregating data into meaningful reports. The new tools include a safe way to delete data and the ability to share standardized data lists across multiple iHRIS installations. New features help ensure consistent data quality. Based on user feedback, we modified the standard...
CapacityPlus Promotes National Health Information Systems in West Africa
Dykki Settle, informatics team lead for Capacity Plus, presented at the ‘ Sub-Regional Workshop on Health Information Systems and Epidemiological Surveillance in the Economic Community of West-African States Region’ on November 24 in Dakar, Senegal. The workshop was sponsored by the West African Health Association (WAHO) and brought together representatives from all 15 member countries to promote...
New Tool to Monitor and Evaluate the Health Workforce
WHO , in collaboration with USAID and the World Bank , recently published the Handbook on Monitoring and Evaluation of Human Resources for Health: With Special Applications for Low and Middle Income Countries . The handbook aims to strengthen countries’ technical capacity to accurately monitor their health workforces. According to WHO’s website, the new tool “offers health managers, researchers and policy makers a comprehensive and standard...
Transparency in HR Information is a Key Benefit of a Strong HRIS
As evaluations of our HRIS strengthening work are being conducted, we are finding that strengthened HR information systems are having a notable positive impact on the transparency of HR information. In Swaziland, for example, the transition from the old to the newer HRIS improved transparency of the hiring process. As one statistical staff person explains, the system “closes the feedback loop.” The complex sequence of steps involved in...
Why do we need stronger HR information systems for health workers?
The need for better information on health workers is critical to addressing not just the oft-challenged health worker crisis, but to deal with any and all health issues, on every level from local communities to the entire world. There are many efforts undertaken around the world to improve the availability, analysis and use of health worker information. Governments, health service delivery organizations, parastatal registration and licensure...