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RHINO Forum Kickoff: iHRIS Open Source HR Information Solutions

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Kickoff webinar slides from the Spring 2016 RHINO forum on health worker information systems, presented by Carl Leitner and Amanda Puckett BenDor from Intrahealth

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RHINO Forum Kickoff: iHRIS Open Source HR Information Solutions

  1. 1. iHRIS: Open Source HR Information Solutions Amanda Puckett BenDor and Carl Leitner RHINO Forum May 10, 2016
  2. 2. How to you use health worker information? • To help understand who is your workforce, where they are working and what are their skills • Make interoperable with other HIS data to strengthen health systems
  3. 3. What is iHRIS? • iHRIS is open source software used manage health workforce, training, and regulatory processes • Works with other parts of the health information system • Links to Health Worker Registry
  4. 4. How is iHRIS used for Routine Data Collection • Supports human resource management business processes by supporting day-to-day management of health worker information (training, hiring, deployment) • Facilitates routine reporting of staffing levels to HMIS
  5. 5. How is iHRIS unique from other software? • Open source • Designed for LMIC uses cases • Highly customizable • Standards compliant • Global technical support community • Adheres to Digital Development Principles – before they existed!
  6. 6. iHRIS and the HIS Architecture Interoperability with other systems – OpenHIE Health Worker Registry – DHIS 2 – Part of mHero
  7. 7. What is the impact of iHRIS? From this….. To this.
  8. 8. Impact of Routine iHRIS Use • Cost Savings – $232 million saved by using iHRIS, plus $51 million in annual license fees – Millions saved around the world, identifying and eliminating ghost workers and redundant staff and positions • Advocacy – Uganda used iHRIS data in 2013 to advocate for a $20 million recruitment fund, filling more than 7,200 identified vacancies • Workforce Planning – Uganda uses iHRIS Train to better manage the training of nearly 30,000 health students • Regulation – Uganda Medical Council used iHRIS Qualify to increase re-licensure compliance from less than 100 to more than 2,700 doctors – increasing revenue from USD $100,000 to more than $500,000 per year • Deployment for better services and efficiency – The state of Jharkhand, India used iHRIS to identify & address staffing shortages in OB/GYN & clinical officers in 60% of their facilities providing services to 900,000 additional people – Malawi MOH found only 4 mechanics serving 700 drivers in their motor fleet. Increased recruitment to avoid moving people and tools throughout country
  9. 9. iHRIS Manage iHRIS flagship application, Manage is the health workforce management application deployed in the most countries. Key Users: Ministries of Health, FBOs, Health facilities administrators, and private employers Key Features: • Personnel records • Manage vacancies and applicant records • Upload scanned documents and images • Customizable Reports Countries: 20
  10. 10. iHRIS Qualify iHRIS’s second most deployed application, Qualify is used by health professional councils to administer regulatory and licensing processes. Key Users: Medical and Dental Councils, Nurse and Midwifery Councils, Laboratory Technician Councils Key Features: • Tracks out migration • Tracks CPD • Maintains employment history • Customizable Reports Countries: 4
  11. 11. iHRIS Train iHRIS Train emerged from the expressed demand and development effort of the global iHRIS community. At first it was primarily an in-service training tool but recently became pre-service institutional application as well. Key Users: Medical Schools, NGOs, Government sponsored training centers Key Features: • Maintains student, faculty and staff records • Assigns students and faculty to courses • Calculates and maintains student report cards • Customizable Reports Countries: 4
  12. 12. iHRIS Community Google Group Slack Channels
  13. 13. Spread and Use of iHRIS Software
  14. 14. More examples of routine iHRIS Implementation • iHIRS Nigeria – Supporting MLSCN with CME – MLSCN version iHRIS Qualify linked to Moodle to track CPD including payment for relicensing and courses – Health Workers can track their own information • Working with FBOs in Namibia – Manage at 6 FBO Hospitals 800 HWs, though working to consolidate 4 CHS hospitals into one instance. Consolidation through the HW Registry. • Scale in DRC – Over 11,000 health workers in two provinces in the system – Used to identify ghost workers, retirement of health workers • Setting up in Guinea – iHRIS Manage installed in February 2014 during Ebola outbreak • Scaling in Liberia – iHRIS part of the national HIS Policy and Strategy in rebuilding the health system – 10,000 records in national instance; decentralization to the 15 counties is underway
  15. 15. iHRIS and mHero • mHero is a two-way communication system allowing Ministries of Health and health workers connect via SMS • Health Worker records from iHRIS allow targeted communication • mHero being scaled in Liberia and soon to be piloted in Sierra Leone and Mali • Harnesses the Principles of Digital Development
  16. 16. How many Zika positive tests have been confirmed? 25 Positive cases in Zone four – 3rd week of February What kind of disease agent causes Zika? 1)Bacteria 2)Virus 3)Toxin 4)Parasite 2) Virus Could you confirm that you are an RN and In Zone 4? Yes, I am an RN and in Zone 4 Project II mHero : Two-Way Health Worker Communication
  17. 17. mHero and Routine Data Collection • Assists in data collection of informal indicators that are not in HMIS • Example: In Liberia, being used to collect data on mental health care services
  18. 18. Thank you!

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