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 workforce data, as captured in the iHRIS Manage and iHRIS Qualify systems. In January the Capacity Project published a technical brief, Workforce Planning for the Health Sector, by Tim Martineau and Margaret Caffrey, that provides a succinct overview of what workforce planning is, what data are required to support workforce planning efforts and how the workforce planning planning process works. This is a handy introduction to the subject for anyone who's interested in learning more about workforce planning and our iHRIS Plan software.