iHRIS is an open source software suite that supplies health-sector leaders with information to track, manage, and plan the health workforce. It is designed for use by ministries of health, professional health councils, and similar organizations in low-resource countries. Using iHRIS, managers and other decision makers can identify health workforce issues and plan interventions. The iHRIS software is made available under the GPL V3 license and is free to download, use, and modify.
iHRIS Manage: A HR management tool that enables an organization to design and manage a comprehensive HR strategy and workforce. iHRIS Manage typically resides with an employer of health workers, such as a Ministry of Health or a health facility. It tracks detailed information about health workers throughout their employment, including deployment, salary history, promotions and transfers, qualifications, in-service training courses, and reasons for attrition.
iHRIS Qualify: A HRM tool that can capture and aggregate data on a cadre of health workers from the time they enter pre-service training through registration and licensure. It can also track deployments, issue licenses for private practice clinics and record out-migration verification requests. Thus, it provides a complete country-level picture of that cadre of health workers, whether in training, or employed in the public or private sector.
iHRIS Plan: Uses data from iHRIS Qualify and iHRIS Manage as well as other sources of HR data to form a complete picture of the health workforce in the country, which can be analyzed by cadre. The software projects how that workforce will change in the future based on known influences such as attrition due to retirement, illness and out-migration and the number of trained health workers annually entering the workforce. This projection is compared to the anticipated health workforce needs over the same period, calculated from a targeted health worker-to-population ratio set by cadre. The software visually displays the gap between actual workers and needed workers over time to help planners quickly assess how to meet health workforce needs. To aid with decision-making, the user can estimate the costs of training and staffing plans.