News: Training

New Materials Available on the iHRIS Implementation Toolkit!
Over recent months we have been gathering input from you, the iHRIS global community, on training and documentation needs. Several requests emerged as priorities from the training and documentation needs survey, community calls, and individual conversations. Here’s what we heard. Overall the online documentation and implementation toolkit are helpful and are being used as resources. That said, there were a few notable gaps in the existing...
New Software Application Tracks Health Worker Training
The global agenda is clear: universal health coverage. And as we heard at the Third Global Forum on Human Resources for Health , a strong, qualified health workforce is essential to achieving this goal. But how do we create a strong global health workforce that can provide care to all 7 billion of us? One of the keys is information—reliable, accurate information on health workers’ skills and qualifications. Data on individual health workers’...
iHRIS Train: A New Tool for Health Worker Training
Health workforce managers have a new tool they can count on to better know and manage their health workforce. iHRIS Train, which manages data on the education of health professionals—both before entering the profession and while in service—is the latest application in the growing iHRIS lineup of workforce management software . iHRIS Train sheds light on a critical area of the health workforce picture. This tool collects and reports data on the...
iHRIS Academy 2013: Feedback from a Participant
Training expectations The iHRIS Academy 2013 was meant for iHRIS implementers and system administrators who are implementing an iHRIS instance. The idea of meeting with the actual iHRIS development experts, as well as connecting with other Google Group users and iHRIS implementers and users from different countries, was very attractive. As an implementer, my expectations varied from learning the development tools, management, and usage of iHRIS...
iHRIS Academy 2013 Report
iHRIS Academy 2013, Training on iHRIS Administrator Course and Linux Commands, was held from 12 August to 16 August at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Participants were from 7 African countries, namely Botswana, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Tanzania. Each country was represented by a number of people ranging from 2 to 5 participants. Photo: Montwedi Bushy Makgetla (Botswana) and Dykki Settle (IntraHealth...
iHRIS Academy: The Challenges, Experience, and Future
The first international iHRIS Academy was organized by Dr. Juma Lungo and hosted by the University of Dar es Salaam. The workshop was intended for iHRIS implementers and system administrators from the different African countries. iHRIS implementers, system administrators, human resource managers, and IT developers from seven African countries were in attendance during the Academy. These countries were Botswana, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria...
First Annual iHRIS Academy Hosted by University of Dar es Salaam
The first annual iHRIS Academy, organized by Dr. Juma Lungo and hosted at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania on August 12-16, 2013, was conceived as a way for iHRIS implementers and developers to share field experiences as well as quick solutions to common problems. The Academy exemplifies the kind of bootstrap community involvement and engagement that iHRIS is calling for as it retools its focus from creating iHRIS products to...
First iHRIS Administrator Certificates Awarded
The entire iHRIS team extends our congratulations to the 13 newly certified iHRIS Administrators in Tanzania who passed the iHRIS Administrator Level 1 exam. Dr. Juma Lungo, owner and founder of Zalongwa Technologies Ltd. , organized an administration of the exam as part of the Tanzania Software Freedom Day Conference, held on September 15, 2012. The conference was held at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, and it was co-sponsored by...
Regional Connections Established as Unconference Training Wraps up
Thursday was the last full day of training. In the iHRIS tract, we started with an amazing presentation by Dr. Ly from Mali. We have not been working with the MOH in Mali, and we learned earlier this week that he found the iHRIS software, and together with his team was able to customize it quite significantly including adding French translations, a Self-Service model, and other new functionality. Following this, Prof. Kayode Odusote , Director...
iHRIS user training for the Health sector in Kenya
Kenya is implementing iHRIS Manage to track health workers in the country’s health sector. A technical working group (TWG), mandated by health sector stakeholders and with technical assistance from Capacity Kenya project, is leading the initiative. The two ministries of health -- Ministry of Medical Services (MoMS) and Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation (MoPHS) -- were identified as the first sites for implementation. So far, iHRIS Manage...