News: Human Resources for Health

Special Event Showcases the iHRIS Software for Strengthening the Health Workforce
On May 6, Capacity Plus hosted its third knowledge-sharing and dissemination event, Better Data, Stronger Health Workforce: The Open Source iHRIS Approach . Held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, the event showcased iHRIS , the leading open source software for tracking and managing data on the health workforce. Through a combination of presentations by USAID and Capacity Plus , interactive roundtable discussions,...
WHO Toolkit Helps Address Human Resources for Health Challenges
The World Health Organization's Human Resources for Health Toolkit brings together existing user-friendly tools to help countries with developing, implementing, and monitoring their HRH plans. We are proud that the iHRIS Suite is a part of the tookit. The full toolkit is provided as a website and on CD-ROM by WHO.
Building Stronger Human Resources for Health through Licensure, Certification and Accreditation
Credentialing of health care providers is an integral component in building and sustaining robust human resources for health (HRH) systems. Credentialing mechanisms such as licensure, registration and certification are among the most frequently used quality assurance tools in health care. iHRIS Qualify , one component of our iHRIS Suite of HR information systems, supports licensure and certification authorities by enabling them to more easily...
Human Resources for Health: Tackling the Human Resource Management Piece of the Puzzle
This Technical Brief, published by the Capacity Project , describes the human resource management (HRM) problems that contribute to the health worker crisis, identifies specific strategic actions to address these HRM challenges and concludes with examples of innovations to stimulate programmatic funding opportunities for strengthening human resources for health. Read the full technical brief Human Resources for Health: Tackling the Human...
Overview of Human Resources for Health Projection Models
One of the important decisions we had to make when designing our iHRIS Plan workforce modeling software was which HRH projection model to use as the foundation for the software. We even held a workshop with workforce planning experts from all over the world to discuss this critical issue. The purpose of workforce planning is to determine the most appropriate balance among the mix, distribution and number of health workers. A new technical brief...