NPOKI Presentation


NPOKI

iHRIS
: IntraHealth's
Open-Source Software Solution for Human Resources for Health

 

On March 12th, NPOKI will continue its series of presentations for members on current developments in global public health.  These focused discussions bring together NPOKI members and featured guests to share topics of interest to our community.   

You are cordially invited to attend this very special presentation, iHRIS: IntraHealth's Open-Source Software Solution for Human Resources for Health, in-person at IntraHealth, Chapel Hill, NC, and online.  For more information, please contact Stacey McKeever at NPOKI.


Topic:

iHRIS: IntraHealth's Open-Source Software Solution for Human Resources for Health

Presenters:

Dykki Settle, Director of Health Informatics, Capacity Project, IntraHealth

Luke Duncan, Senior Systems Developer, IntraHealth

Purpose:

To identify the challenges/solutions for tracking data about Human  Resources for Health

Date/Time:

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST Thursday, March 12, 2009

Place:

IntraHealth, 6340 Quadrangle Drive, Suite 200, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
919-913-9100

Online Access also available

RSVP (required):

Email Stacey McKeever at smckeever@npoki.org



Please share this invitation with others at your organization

Many developing countries face daunting obstacles to meeting the health care needs of their people.  To ensure that the right health care provider is in the right place with the right skills, these countries require current, accurate data on human resources for health (HRH).  A strong human resources information system (HRIS) enables health care leaders to quickly answer the key policy and management questions affecting health care service delivery. 

The Capacity Project is developing free, Open-Source HRIS solutions, distributed under the General Public License (GPL), to supply health sector leaders and managers with the information they need to assess HR problems, plan effective interventions and evaluate those interventions.  We don't provide just software but rather a program of technical assistance and expertise to ensure that the technology is transferred effectively and serves the ability of decision makers to use data to lead and manage.  Our participatory approach results in systems that are appropriate for the context in which they are used and sustainable after we leave. 

On March 12th, 2009, Dykki Settle, Director of Health Informatics, Capacity Project, IntraHealth, and Luke Duncan, Senior Systems Developer, IntraHealth, will demo the iHRIS suite for NPOKI members and partners. 

Dykki Settle, Director of Health Informatics, Capacity Project, IntraHealth.  After a boisterous dotcom career, Dykki  joined IntraHealth in 2001 as IT Director, applying his technology innovation experience to supporting a global health NGO in low resource and limited infrastructure environments around the world.  In 2004, he architected a health worker information system for NGOs in Bangladesh.  Building on this work, he founded the Human Resource Information System (HRIS) Strengthening team of USAID's IntraHealth-led global Capacity  Project.  Over the last five years, this team has developed iHRIS, a suite of open-source human resources for health software, strengthened health worker information systems, and started building a comprehensive picture of the health workforce in nine countries in sub-Saharan Africa.  In 2008, Dykki became Director of Health Informatics for the Capacity Project, where he continues to lead the HRIS Strengthening team and support IntraHealth's global eHealth activities.  


Luke Duncan, Senior Systems Developer, IntraHealth.  Luke is the lead technical developerLuke Duncan for the Capacity Project's iHRIS suite of software at IntraHealth.  Luke designed the precursor versions currently used in Uganda and Rwanda that were the basis for iHRIS Qualify and Manage.  Previously he worked at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill developing internal applications and reports for the helpdesk.  Before that he developed e-commerce sites and online catalogs, as well as authored technical books on emerging Internet technologies.

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