Resource Spotlight: HRIS Strengthening Implementation Toolkit
© Capacity Project
Many developing countries encounter serious constraints to maintaining accurate health workforce data and information, including a lack of well-functioning national HRH databases. A human resources information system collects and manages information used in HR decision-making. A complete HRIS links all human resources data from the time professionals enter pre-service training until they leave the workforce. Typically, the system is computerized and consists of a database for storing the information, software for entering and updating data, and reporting and analysis tools.
The purpose of HRIS strengthening is to progress from any systems that are currently in place, retaining the processes that are working while improving weaker parts and filling in gaps, to a complete and mature HRIS. The goal of this Toolkit is to provide a package of HRIS strengthening procedures and tools in order to facilitate applying the HRIS strengthening processes and implementing the HRIS software developed by the Capacity Project. The Toolkit collects briefs and tools to assist with the five steps of the HRIS strengthening process. [from author]
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The HRH Global Resource Center has other resources on this topic including:
- Drawing on Data: Effective Decision-Making for the Health Workforce
- Environmental Scan: Educating the Health Informatics Workforce in the Global South
- iHRIS Software Suite
For additional resources on this topic, visit the Information Systems subject category.
Past Resource Spotlights
- Alleviating the Burden of Responsibility: Report on a Study of Men as Providers of Community-Based HIV/AIDS Care and Support in Lesotho
- Increasing Access to Health Workers in Remote and Rural Areas through Improved Retention
- Investing in Midwives and Others with Midwifery Skills