New Publication Highlights Value of Open Source Health Applications

A new CapacityPlus Voices, “Improving health systems with the power of open source,” highlights the value of free, open source health information systems such as our iHRIS Suite.

Read the publication to find out how Dr. Alvin Marcelo plans to use iHRIS along with other health applications, like DHIS 2 (a district health management system), to improve health outcomes in the Philippines. Dr. Marcelo believes these applications can work together to produce aggregated information that health-sector leaders can use to address gaps and make effective decisions. For example, statistics on disease prevalence at the district level (from DHIS 2) could be integrated with data showing the skill mix of health workers for the same district (from iHRIS Manage), which could inform decisions about where certain health workers should be posted.