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Feature requests!
The latest roadmap for iHRIS is here: https://trello.com/b/PnyMpHsl/ihris-roadmap The developer community is asking for any and all feedback on features that you want to see in iHRIS Manage, Train, and Qualify. Are there features you want to see in the iHRIS suite? Are the new features you need for your use cases prioritized? Is there an old feature you want changed or upgraded? Please reply in the Google Group! https://groups.google.com/forum...
JIRA for iHRIS Bug and Feature Tracking
We have some special news. There is now an open JIRA issue tracker for the iHRIS suite of workforce management tools at https://rt.ihris.org/jira/login.jsp Anyone can sign up for an account to watch or create an issue, such as to log a bug or request a feature. IntraHealth has been using JIRA since late last year at IntraHealth and have had a great experience with it. For important announcements, please makes sure to sign-up for the Google Group...
Announcing the iHRIS Foundation
We are happy to announce the iHRIS Foundation , a new structure to manage the continuing growth of iHRIS while ensuring that community needs are met. iHRIS has grown since its launch by IntraHealth International in 2006. iHRIS is presently installed in 24 countries with a handful of projects moving through the planning stages. Today, the iHRIS Community currently has nearly 300 active members on its Google Group and Slack Channels. Implementing...
Virtual Course: Learning, Engaging and Interacting with mHero
West Africa’s Ebola outbreak reminds us that frontline health workers are a vital component of every health system, and structures must be put in place to continuously support them and their important work. The outbreak highlighted a critical need to establish a more robust communications and data collection system between health workers and their supervisors as they address priority health needs. Equipping health workers with the right kind of...
mHero and the Principles for Digital Development: Development Done Right
IntraHealth International and UNICEF launched the mHero platform in late 2014 in the midst of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Originally designed to help Ministries of Health connect with frontline health workers via SMS messages to collect and share information helpful for a rapid response to Ebola, mHero is now a tool embraced by Ministries of Health to support two-way communication for a wide-range of health services. mHero is different...
iHRIS Community begins using Slack
The Global iHRIS Community will begin using the cloud-based collaboration tool Slack to augment its community communications. You can access Slack on your phone, from a web-browser as well as directly on your computer. The Global iHRIS Google Group will remain the principal communication tool allowing community members to share news, pose questions and receive feedback. “Sometimes email is too cumbersome when there needs to be a lot of back and...
More countries sign on to iHRIS: Global Community Still Growing and Adapting
Four new countries have recently adopted iHRIS and four more are in the planning stage to use the open-source health information system. Presently, 23 countries utilize iHRIS to track and manage more than one million health workers. That is up from 18 countries in 2013. The countries entering the planning stages to adopt iHRIS include: Bhutan Dominican Republic Ethiopia The Gambia The possibility that 27 countries could utilize iHRIS illustrates...
New Version of iHRIS Improves Health Workforce Data Presentation and Usability
IntraHealth International announces a major release of the iHRIS health workforce information software. Version 4.2 introduces changes to the core software that improve data presentation and usability. iHRIS (pronounced “iris”) is a suite of free open source software specifically designed to supply low-resource countries with information to track, manage, deploy, and budget for their health workers. The iHRIS software has had 12 minor releases...
Using Evidence for Human Resources for Health Decision-Making
iHRIS and human resource for health information systems(HRIS) like it play a critical role in managing health workforce data. However, curating and maintaining data for the sake of it is not the goal. Using data to inform decisions is one of the primary objectives of the system. The USAID led Capacity Plus project led by IntraHealth recently published a technical brief on the subject and the iHRIS Community believes it is worth sharing...
Countries Use iHRIS to Fight Ebola
IntraHealth International and UNICEF are joining forces to help Liberia’s Ministry of Health and Social Welfare communicate with health workers in real time as the country fights to contain the Ebola outbreak. We are combining two existing technologies—IntraHealth’s iHRIS software and UNICEF’s UNICEF’s mobile phone SMS platform—into a powerful communication tool called mHero (Mobile Health Worker Ebola Response and Outreach). mHero will allow...