News & Updates

IntraHealth invests in iHRIS and a full spectrum of digital solutions to support universal health access. Learn more about our progress through our news and updates.

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...
Join the iHRIS Development Team
The development team has been working very hard and having lots of fun to bring the iHRIS Suite code to the Open Source development community. We have chosen to host the iHRIS Code on Launchpad , a free service for Open Source software hosting and management. See the full iHRIS development project at: https://launchpad.net/ihris-suite . The iHRIS Manage code is currently available, and iHRIS Qualify will follow next week. There you can ask...
iHRIS Qualify Demonstration Published
A live demonstration of the Capacity Project’s second human resources information system (HRIS) software product, iHRIS Qualify 2.0, is available in the HRIS Strengthening section of the Capacity Project’s website. iHRIS Qualify tracks training, licensing and certification of health workers from pre-service education through attrition. It resides with the licensing or certification authority for a health worker cadre. The current version...
HR Information System Aids Health Planning in Swaziland
Reports generated from the Swaziland Ministry of Health and Social Work’s Access-based human resources information system, a step-solution that was implemented with the Capacity Project’s assistance, provided valuable input for regional health planning workshops. The data surprised members of the Lubombo Regional Health Management Team, who had been unaware of their region’s heavy dependence on mission nurses. They discovered a number of vacant...
Library of documents to aid the HRIS strengthening process
In working with several countries to identify their HRIS needs and strengthen existing systems, the Capacity Project has identified several documents to assist stakeholders and technical leads with defining and documenting their process. We have a growing library of documents available to assist with every step of the process, including 1) definition of a stakeholder leadership group's principles of operation and terms of reference, 2) sample...
iHRIS Qualify Live Demo Now Available
A demonstration version of iHRIS Qualify Version 2.0 has been made available on this website. To try iHRIS Qualify for yourself, click the green Demo button and log in with the username and password demo . The demonstration version contains sample data from the fictional country of Taifafeki, representing part of the nursing cadre for the country that is in pre-service training, registered to practice or licensed. Try running...
Stronger Data Lead to Better Decisions
One focus of our HRIS strengthening program is training decision makers how to use the data provided by their human resource information systems to make better decisions when planning their health workforce and creating human resource policy. In June, the HRIS Strengthening team helped organize and facilitate the first in a series of data for decision making workshops in Kampala, Uganda. The three-day workshop, "Using Data to Make Effective...
Initial Data-Driven Decision-Making Workshop Held
A key challenge facing human resources for health (HRH) practitioners and policy-makers is to contextualize HR data and information for more effective policy-making and practice. For this reason, the Capacity Project developed a three-day workshop on data-driven decision-making processes and introduced it in Uganda in June. More than 20 mid-level HR planners and managers from the ministries of health and education and the faith-based sector used...
Tanzania FBO and Partners Trained in Data Analysis
The Capacity Project trained 14 employees of the Christian Social Service Commission (CSSC) of Tanzania and its partners in data analysis skills to effectively use a census of CSSC health facilities. Completed with Project support, the census offers data on 11,000 staff in nearly 1,000 facilities. The training also served as a key step in establishing a comprehensive HR information system (HRIS) for CSSC, and will facilitate local ownership of...
iHRIS under GPLv3
With the iHRIS suite of software we decided from the start that it would be open source. There are many benefits to making a piece of software open source - and many more websites devoted to those reasons. Our main reason was people. We want to empower the people who use iHRIS to be able to do with it what they need to do, not what we allow them to do. With open source the users are given the source code with which they can fix it, modify it,...

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