iHRIS Train tracks and manages health worker training activities, including preservice education and in-service continuing education.
iHRIS Train was developed by teams in Uganda and Kenya to facilitate the management of health worker training programs. It provides a comprehensive view of health worker education, from preservice education at universities or training institutions through regular in-service training. While intended for use at the national level by the Ministry of Health or Ministry of Education, iHRIS Train may also be customized to meet the needs of training institutions, colleges and universities, examination bodies, implementing agencies, and professional councils.
The education and training of a health workforce contributes to the quality of services that health workers provide to their communities. However, many countries lack information about health worker training, both preservice and in-service, making it difficult to track, plan, and manage training and deployment for the health workforce. This lack of coordination leads to health system inefficiencies and reduces health worker effectiveness.
iHRIS Train, the newest open-source application integrated into the iHRIS platform of health workforce information technologies, facilitates the management of health worker training programs. It enables decision-makers to collect, manage, and analyze training information for all health worker cadres. iHRIS Train supports a comprehensive view of health worker training, from preservice education at health training institutions through regular in-service trainings.
iHRIS Train can be used by national governments, including the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education, as well as by training institutions such as colleges, universities, and examination bodies. Other potential users include implementing agencies or partners providing in-service training and professional councils.
iHRIS Train makes it possible for users to track and assess five key aspects of preservice training:
iHRIS Train also facilitates important features of in-service training, making it possible to:
A local team developed iHRIS Train in Uganda for the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Health, and health training institutions. Kenya is also deploying iHRIS Train to track preservice education and in-service training for health training institutions and the Ministry of Health. In Nigeria, CapacityPlus has customized the tool and presented it to the US Government (USG) Technical Working Group, which is interested in using iHRIS Train to track all in-service training provided by PEPFAR (President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) implementing agencies in the country. The US Department of Defense has also expressed interest in using iHRIS Train to track their PEPFAR funded in-service training.
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