News: Workforce Planning

"I Can Now Speak Boldly": Using Quality Data for Health Workforce Planning in Uganda
The Capacity Project has published a new Voice on using data in Uganda. These data are collected and managed via several HRIS that the Project has installed in Uganda. Here is an excerpt: “When I started working at the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council in 2000,” recalls former registrar Rita Matte, “data management was a nightmare! Documents in the form of papers, registers, forms were everywhere.” Margaret Lutalo, the council’s senior nursing...
Technical Briefs Focus on Use of Data for Health Workforce Planning and Management
Three new technical briefs from the Capacity Project expand the breadth and depth of information available to HR practitioners. “An Overview of Human Resources for Health (HRH) Projection Models” provides a rapid review of health workforce projection approaches and includes a list of references for further research. “Building the Bridge from Human Resources Data to Effective Decisions: Ten Pillars of Successful Data-Driven Decision-Making”...
Health Workforce Planning Model Workshop Brief
The Capacity Project has published a two-page brief on the results of the Health Workforce Planning Model Workshop , held in Washington, D.C., December 13-14, 2007. The brief summarizes the decisions made in the workshop, including the workforce planning model and priority software features selected for the iHRIS Plan software , currently under development. For more information about the workshop and its results, visit the full HRH Workforce...
What Is Health Workforce Planning?
One of the components of the Capacity Project's suite of HRIS software is a workforce planning and modeling program, iHRIS Plan. The purpose of this software is to provide a user-friendly way for workforce planners and health policy makers to project their health workforce supply and needs and model interventions that would close the gaps between the two. Health workforce planning is a complex subject that requires analysis of a large amount of...
Capacity Project Hosts Workshop to Develop Workforce Planning Software
On December 13-14, the Capacity Project brought 24 global leaders in health workforce planning together to collaborate on the design of user-friendly software for workforce planning. Participants came from USAID , WHO, World Bank, Asia-Pacific Action Alliance, Pan American Health Organization, Global Health Workforce Alliance, Africa Health Workforce Observatory, universities and ministries of health and labor. Funding from WHO made possible the...
Impressions of the Workforce Planning Workshop
We are not workforce planning experts, yet it is one of our goals for the Capacity Project to develop user-friendly health workforce planning software specifically for low-resource countries. Last week, we brought together a group of workforce planning experts from all over the world, representing countries like Finland and Uganda and organizations like the World Health Organization , the World Bank and the Asia-Pacific Action Alliance on Human...
What's Next for iHRIS? Health Workforce Planning Software
All of us on the iHRIS development team have been pleased with the response we've received to our first two offerings in Open Source human resource information systems: iHRIS Manage and iHRIS Qualify . Each system strives to fill a gap in the data collection and storage toolkit for human resource for health (HRH) workers. iHRIS Manage stores data on all health workers employed by a Ministry of Health or other organization, enabling the HR...