Software for managing health Workforce information launched

Five Counties in the Western Region have launched the Integrated Human Resource Information System (IHRIS) software for managing health worker’s information.

Western Cluster IHRIS chairman Moses Emare said the system introduced by Intra-Health, a Non-Governmental Organisation will help in tracking , managing, planning the health workforce and assessing Human Resource problems.

Emare added that through the system managers and other decision makers can identify health workforce issues,plan effective interventions and evaluate those interventions.

The I HRIS Dashboard report presents key data on Busia County health workforce in numbers , skills and deployment to assist in public health management, he said.

The cluster public health workforce establishment reveals that Kakamega is leading with 2161 health workers. Bungoma is second with 2070, Busia has 1130, and Trans Nzoia has 1200 while Vihiga has 890.

Busia County has 514 Nurses of all cadres, 40 medical officers/specialists and 105 clinical officers. Busia County Referral Hospital leads with 254 Nurses; Alupe has 113, Kocholya (106) and Port Victoria with 72.

The Dashboard report also shows Busia County has retirement projection of 28 health staff set to retire in 2017, 24 in 2018, 25 in 2019 and 27 in 2020.

It further shows that 350 health workers are aged between 31-40 years, 300 are aged between 41-50, 250 are aged 51-60 while 200 are aged between 20 -30.

Source: Kenya News Agency