README File for iHRIS
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iHRIS Full Suite: Manage, Qualify, Common, I2CE and TextLayout
Release date: 2009-11-16
1. Contact Information
2. About This Software
3. New Features/Bug Fixes in This Release
4. Hardware and Software Requirements
5. Getting Started
6. Known Issues
7. About the Capacity Project
1. CONTACT INFORMATION
HRIS Strengthening team of the Capacity Project
6340 Quadrangle Drive, Suite 200
Chapel Hill NC 27517 USA
2. ABOUT THIS SOFTWARE
The Capacity Project develops in the iHRiS Suite core solutions addressing specific issues in human resources for health (HRH) leadership. The iHRIS Suite is free and Open Source software distributed under the GPL.
iHRIS Manage is a human resources management tool that enables an organization to design and manage a comprehensive human resources strategy. iHRIS Manage helps an organization manage its workforce more effectively and efficiently, while reducing costs and data errors. Using the system, the HR professional can create a hierarchy of positions for an organization based on standard titles, job classifications and job descriptions, even spread over diverse geographic locations, offices and facilities. HR staff can solicit job applications for open positions, assign employees to fill positions and maintain a searchable database of all employees, their identifying information and their qualifications. Managers can track each employee's history with the organization, including their position and salary histories, and record the reason for departure when the employee leaves. iHRIS Manage is primarily intended to be used to manage health care workers employed by a country's Ministry of Health, a hospital or other large health care organization, or a private provider of health care services. However, it may be readily adapted to other types of organizations and workforces.
iHRIS Qualify is a health worker training, licensing and certification tracking system. The system enables a licensing or certification authority for a health worker cadre, such as nurses or physicians, to track data on the complete cadre in a country from pre-service training through attrition. The database captures information about health professionals from the time they enter pre-service training through registration, certification and licensure, and it is updated every time a professional's license or certification is renewed. This system is also capable of tracking continuing medical education attained by health workers, capturing data about foreign-trained workers applying to work within the country and recording out migration verification requests.
iHRIS Common includes common page classes, template files and images for the iHRIS Suite of software: iHRIS Manage, iHRIS Qualify and iHRIS Plan.
IntraHealth Informatics Core Engine (I2CE) is a set of classes for handling database-driven HTML forms with templates and database abstraction. It is the core programming engine for the iHRIS Suite of software.
TexLayout is tools to handle text layout designed to create nicely formatted PDF files. This is used to generate PDF versions of reports.
3. NEW FEATURES/BUG FIXES IN THIS RELEASE
The following new system administration functions are included in this release: • The System Administrator can link job codes to ISCO job classifications. • The System Administrator can migrate data from previous versions of iHRIS Qualify. • The System Administrator can specify the default limits for custom reports.
The following new user functions are included in this release: • Health worker records can be searched by index number, registration or license number, cadre, or intake date in iHRIS Qualify. • Reports can be exported in XML format. • Reports can be time stamped. • Photos and other documents can be uploaded to display in a record.
The following bug fixes are included in this release: • The in-service training management module in iHRIS Manage has been debugged. • Issues with default display of custom reports have been corrected. • Export of custom reports to html has been corrected. • Issues with log out have been corrected.
4. HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
The following software is required to be installed before installing iHRIS:
- Apache Webserver 2.2+: http://www.apache.org
- MySQL 5.0+: http://www.mysql.com
- PHP 5.2.3+: http://www.php.net
- MDB2 from PEAR: http://pear.php.net/package/MDB2
- MySQL driver from PEAR: http://pear.php.net/package/MDB2_Driver_mysql
- Text Password from PEAR: http://pear.php.net/package/Text_Password
- Console GetOpt from PEAR: http://pear.php.net/package/Console_Getopt
- APC from PECL: http://pecl.php.net/package/APC or http://pecl4win.php.net (Windows)
In order to generate PDF reports, the tcpdf package (http://www.tcpdf.org) is required.
A web browser is required to run the software. Firefox 2+ (http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/) or Internet Explorer 7+ (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/downloads/ie/getitnow.mspx) is highly recommended.
- Tidy from PECL: http://pecl.php.net/package/tidy (included by default for Ubuntu but not Windows)
- GD Php Library: http://www.libgd.org
5. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Linux (Ubuntu) installation instructions are available on our wiki: http://wiki.ihris.org/wiki/index.php/Linux_%28Ubuntu%29_Installation
Before using the system, you should read the User's Manual, which can be accessed by clicking the Help button on any screen or on our wiki at http://open.intrahealth.org/ihrismanual/. The section "Before Installing the System" provides helpful worksheets for collecting the data needed to enter in the system.
If you have questions or need support, please visit the iHRIS Website by clicking that button on any screen (http://www.capacityproject.org/hris/) and use the Contact Us form to send us your question.
6. KNOWN ISSUES
The following are known bugs in this release of iHRIS. These bugs will be corrected as soon as possible in a subsequent minor release. Please report any bugs to email@example.com or by submitting a bug report at https://bugs.launchpad.net/ihris-suite/.
7. ABOUT THE CAPACITY PROJECT
The Capacity Project is developing free, Open Source HRIS solutions, distributed under the 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.
The Capacity Project helps developing countries strengthen human resources for health to better respond to the challenges of implementing and sustaining quality health programs. The Project is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by IntraHealth International and partners IMA World Health, JHPIEGO, Liverpool Associates in Tropical Health (LATH), Management Sciences for Health (MSH), PATH and Training Resources Group, Inc. (TRG). Find out more at www.capacityproject.org
Development of this software was made possible by the support of the American people through USAID. The contents are the responsibility of the user and do not reflect the views of USAID, the United States Government or IntraHealth International.